TONIGHT we launch the Finders Keepers Melbourne Autumn / Winter 2015 Market, now over a whopping THREE days in at The Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton!
You can enjoy the market and all it has to offer from 6pm Friday (tonight) until 10pm, continuing on Saturday from 10am until 6pm and for the very first time on SUNDAY from 10am until 4pm. We’re so excited about having an extra day of shopping, music, food and fun!
With our new Sunday opening times, you can fill your entire weekend with market delights! As always we’ll have our impressive line-up of independent art and design stalls, tasty food trucks, treats from our artisan food stalls and sweet tunes from our much-loved live music stage.
All this for just $2 entry (and kids under 12 are completely free)! Find your favourite designers by downloading our site map ahead of time here [Download pdf size 532kb]. Plan your route to the super-sized, World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton and find all the information you need over here on our special Melbourne markets page.
DON’T FORGET – we have 2 entrance points to this event, skip the queues on the Nicholson Street Entrance and head through our Rathdowne Street Entrance!
Read on for more details about all of the awesome stuff you can enjoy this weekend.
Design Stall Highlights:
For our full line-up of sellers, see the Melbourne AW15 Directory
frankie magazine is back and because they think you’re the bee’s knees, if you subscribe or resubscribe to frankie magazine at the stall over the weekend, you’ll receive a goodie bag jam-packed with $80 worth of stuff. Make sure you get in quick though – it’s only available while stocks last! You’ll also find the latest addition to their growing brood, the very new SPACES volume 3, plus stacks of frankie issue 66, Smith Journal Volume 15, pretty copies of A Little Bit Crafty and their multipurpose gift paper book. There’ll also be cookbooks, coin purses and vintage-inspired headbands and pillowcases, plus plenty more lovely knick-knacks to nab for yourself or as a thoughtful gift.
Since 2009 Made590 has been a regular stall holder of The Finders Keepers Market and this July we will be bringing all our wonderful, weird, colourful and fun things for you see! Made590 is travelling from Newtown Sydney all the way beautiful Melbourne! We are 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 July, expect to see perfect 100% merino wool cardigans, bright patterns with prints in tops, dresses and skirts all that will be hanging on the racks! On our tables we will have lots of our stand-out homewares, stationary and gifts. To find us just look out for our rabbit mannequin, who is always a big hit.
Kindling + OK OK HQ
The designers behind Kindling + OK OK HQ in Collingwood, are showcasing the best from their stores namesake labels AW15 collections of beautiful clothing and tights this Winter at Melbourne Finders Keepers. Utilising modern design and lustrous fibres to create racks of great winter dresses, tops and skirts from Melbourne label Kindling to pair with beautiful merino wool or the seasons patterned tights favourites and coats by OK OK. Also representing in store favourite accessories and design objects such as new design label Mr and Mrs Mister with their iconic Melbourne building prints and new season silk scarves, and Melbourne social enterprise Tsuno showcasing their biodegradable feminine products. We look forward to sharing with Melbourne this incredible mix.
Bespoke Letterpress is bringing to the Melbourne AW15 market 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, hand dyed silk ribbon and our brand new collection of double sided gift wrap fresh off the press! Make sure you pop by, caress our lovely letterpress and say hi to this bunch of crazy paper nerds!
Poppy Jean and Vintage Influence
Poppy Jean has a fresh and curated selection of vintage collectibles for sale – all from our vintage caravan! We are also an established vintage rental and styling business in Melbourne. We love hunting and gathering unique pieces that bring a touch of vintage style to your home! Vintage Influence is a vintage furniture, home wares and interiors business. They specialise in ‘vintage’ design or ‘vintage influenced’ design and in addition to sourcing original pieces we create furniture and soft furnishings with a vintage vibe.
FOOD TRUCKS & FOOD STALLS:
We’ve rounded up some of the best Sydney foodies and asked them to present their most delicious delights for you at our Melbourne AW15 market! We’ve got bars by The Beaufort, there will be coffee from Allpress plus there will be our amazing collection of Food Trucks and Food Stalls. 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 and stalls here.
The Vintage Emporium will once again be part of our Melbourne 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.
Here is our live music line-up for the Melbourne AW15 Market! Check out this announcement post for full details including images and bio’s of the musicians here.
Friday 17th July
6 – 6.30pm: May Day (DJ)
6.30 – 7.15pm: Ayleen O’Hanlon
7.30 – 8.15pm: Danika Smith
8.45 – 9.30pm: Pepperjack
9.30pm: May Day (DJ)
Saturday 18th July
10 – 11.30am: Pat Monaghan (DJ)
11.30 – 12.15pm: Bek Chapman
12.45 – 1.30pm: Brooke Russel
2 – 2.45pm: Car Park Choir
3.15 – 4.15pm: Monique Di Mattina
4.30 – 5.15pm: Carry Nation
5.15 – 5.45pm: Pat Monaghan (DJ)
Sunday 19th July
10am – 12pm: Pat Monaghan (DJ)
12 – 12.45pm: Cat House
1.15 – 2pm: Emma Heeney
2.30 – 3.15pm: Forest Falls
3.15pm – 3.45pm: Pat Monaghan (DJ)
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. 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 hashtags #melbournefinderskeepers and #thefinderskeepers to join in!