The Melbourne SS14 Finders Keepers Markets launch TONIGHT at the Royal Exhibition Building from 6pm until 10pm. We will also be open again tomorrow from 10am until 5pm. Once again we will be using our venue to its full potential, taking over the entire ground floor of the Royal Exhibition Building!! Check out our impressive line up of independent art & design stalls (over 200!), our Food Trucks & Farmers Lane, as well as our Vintage Emporium, both which were very popular at our last event. We’ll also have live bands and djs plus all creative workshops!
After the overwhelming response to our AW14 event, we’ve taken extra care this time around to ensure that we keep entry and food queues down to give you more time to enjoy the event. There will be TWO entrances to the building, one from Nicholson Street and the other from Rathdowne Street. We’ve also got more ready to eat food food options, two sets of indoor coffee and bar locations, plus an extra coffee cart outdoors along with our food trucks. There will also be three onsite ATM locations, a parents room, as well as more staff at doors. So we are ready for you!
Our jam packed event is only $2 to enter! Download the site map ahead of time to find out exactly where your favourite designers are located, and perhaps discover some new ones! For more information on the event including how to get there, parking and other info please head to our Melbourne markets page here. There you will also find out how to get a free ride to the event with Uber (new users only)! Take a sneak peek of some of the amazing new design stalls and event highlights below.
DESIGN STALL HIGHLIGHTS:
Melbourne Market stall highlights L-R:
Delilah Devine, Mimaw, Mr Elk, Wirely,
Feliz, Staghorn, Chrysa Koukoura, Little Keeper
Missing Ear, Jude Artisan Fashion, Homely Creatures, Briggs & Boots Design Co.
For the the full list of designers see the Melbourne SS14 Directory
Apple Green Duck
Apple Green Duck is an innovative range of funky reusable shopping bags. The bags have been designed to create an affordable but fashionable alternative to grocery shopping. A vibrant colour palette with bold graphic prints will have you shopping in style. Our diverse range includes jute shoppers, cotton calico bags, hemp cotton bags, mesh totes & nylon foldable bags, as well as jute biodegradable pot holders, all catering for the environmental conscious population.
Bespoke Letterpress is bringing to Melbourne Finders Keepers a great big jumbo stall full of letterpress loveliness, which have been hand printed the beautifully old fashioned way on our vintage printing presses! We will have all of our stationery favourites, as well as lots of new goodies just launched – including new foil printed stationery and our brand new collection of double sided gift wrap fresh off the press! We are also super excited to be launching in Melbourne our 2014 Christmas stationery range, full of lots of gorgeous foil and the prettiest of pretty paper stocks – Come find us and all our letterpress loveliness under our twinkly fairy lights near the stage.
Keep your eyes peeled for a thread of fairy lights strung delicately across the room, and you’ll find the frankie stall piled high with goodies directly underneath. This time round the offering is plentiful (and perfect for stocking stuffers.). Choose from fresh copies of issue 62, the brand new 2015 diary and calendar, SPACES Volume Two, not to mention their usual vintage bits and bobs. Plus, to help get into the festive spirit, they’ll be running a special tombola raffle, with 100 super-duper prizes up for grabs! Want to win a bike, a subscription or an overnight stay at a snazzy hotel? Then grab some tombola tickets to go in the draw!
Made590 is coming to Melbourne! This October we will be packing our shiny black van and heading to Melbourne town bringing all our wonderful, weird, colourful and fun things for you see! Made590 is situated in Newtown Sydney, known for our collections of giftware and Australian made clothing. We have worked on a special range of clothing which we will be releasing exclusively at FK this October, expect to see a beautiful range using Liberty of London fabric, perfect 100% cotton ballet wraps, bright patterns with prints in tops, dresses, and skirts will also be hanging on the racks! All of our clothing is made in Sydney and in limited edition runs, some styles only 4 were made! On our tables we will have lots of our stand-out homewares, stationary and gifts. We are super excited to see all our Melbourne Made590 peeps again, please do come say Hi-to find us just look out for our animal mannequin, who is always a big hit.
Poppies For Grace
Poppies for Grace is the work of Sara Dickins & Alana Waterson. Joy makers, day dreamers & craft gangsters. Established in 2004. Melbourne. Stationery. Party supplies. That massive confetti balloon.
Space To Create
At Space to Create we are all about furniture that is high quality and well designed – our aim is to create pieces that provide that perfect touch of style and individuality to any room. Online thinking is at the core of our company, with the online store being our main distribution channel and warehouse being situated in North Melbourne, Victoria. We’ve been in the furniture business for just under 10 years, first starting in the event hire business through STC’s sister company Dann Event Hire. Our aim was to always provide unique hiring solutions to our clients, continually scouring the globe for that perfect product to add to our ever-expanding collection. With this knowledge and constant questioning of “why don’t you sell your products”, we decided to bite the bullet and launch Space to Create in 2013. The Arrow Range is the debut collection for Space to Create – its instantly recognisable arrow pattern and sleek geometric lines provide the perfect choice for the design savvy customer.
Back due to popular demand, the Vintage Emporium will once again be part of the Melbourne SS14 Finders Keepers market! We have selected a fantastic range of vintage fashion, accessories and homewares sellers, who will have impressive vintage collections on display for you to browse and buy. You can find the full Vintage Emporium line up here.
FOOD TRUCKS & FARMERS LANE:
We’ve rounded up some of the best Melbourne foodies and asked them to create their most delicious delights for you at our Melbourne SS14 market! We’ve got all new bars by The Beaufort Bar, there will be more coffee from Allpress plus we’ve added more foodies to our amazing collection of Food Trucks and Farmers Lane sellers. You will be sure to find something tasty and locally made to feast on, both during the event and to take home as well! Check out the full line up of food trucks & stalls here.
Old School New School: Copperplate Lettering for Digital Natives
This hands on workshop introduces you to the foundation skills of Copperplate Lettering. Copperplate uses pen and ink, plus a sharp pointed nib instead of blunt chiseled nib to create beautiful lettering. It is the original core skill that traditional professional letterers, ticket writers, signpainters, and writers of brush script started with when the art of hand lettering was king.
Friday, 17 October 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Book here.
Saturday, 18 October 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Book here.
Saturday, 18 October 2014 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Book here.
MUSIC LINE UP:
Here is our live music line up for the Melbourne AW14 Markets! Check out this announcement post for full details including images and bio’s of some featured musicians. Friday
6.30pm: Byron Siren
8.30pm: Car Park Choir
DJ Brasco between sets
11.30am: Brooke Russell
3.15pm: The Townhouses
Nenzi between sets
Don’t forget you can follow along all the action on our social media pages. We have our Facebook Event here (invite your friends!) as well as our Facebook page. You can also follow us on Twitter as well as Instagram. We will be posting live updates from the market all weekend on our Instagram page and we’d love you to do the same. Use the hashtag #melbournefinderskeepers and#thefinderskeepers so we can find you posts and share some highlights after the event!