Melbourne AW19 Opens TODAY!

Last stop – Melbourne!

We are layered up and ready to go out with an Autumn / Winter bang. Melbourne is going to be HUGE (and so are we, have you seen the food line-up!?) We’ve been super busy curating a unmissable line-up of innovative design, accessible art and heavenly handmade homewares, plus as always there’s a killer entertainment program and loads of food to keep you groovin’.

From 12 noon, Friday is a winner for escaping weekend crowds and turning an ordinary Friday night into something different! Day hours are perfect for families as well as parents n’ prams eager to conquer a creative day out. An absolute hit last season, we welcome back Castle & Cubby to Melbourne who will be activating an exciting interactive kids zone. Imaginations will run wild thanks to these incredibly cute cubbies sourced from recycled materials and recently featured on The Design Files. Stay on from 3-5pm for our Happy Hour and shop with a champagne in hand – or sit back with a market mate and enjoy the entertainment on offer.

In Melbourne we also celebrate and welcome our Indigenous Program recipient Amber Days. This ethical children’s wear label draws from the land for inspiration, creating dreamy designs for the little ones to wonder in. Collaborating with an array of Aboriginal artists and Aboriginal owned, Amber Days is not to be missed.

Finders Keepers Melbourne Autumn/Winter 2019
The Royal Exhibition Buidling
9 Nicholson Street, Carlton, VIC

Friday 21st June : 12pm – 9pm (happy hour is 3pm – 5pm!)
Saturday 22nd June : 10am – 5pm
Sunday 23rd June : 10am – 5pm

Shopping Highlights:

Lore Lore, Bao x Waffle, Togetherness, RŪPAHAUS, Pord, The Witch Apprentice, Okay Lady, Nice Digs, Frank and Dollys, Hannah Rae Powell Designs and Free to Fall.

Some sneaky highlights above to warm you up and get you ready to meet this seasons amazing stallholders. Finders Keepers are so thrilled to bring you over 250 independent designers, artists and makers all under one roof, making shopping small business in a BIG way super easy and rewarding. Want more? The full design directory is right here.

Frankie Magazine:

chinwags with frankie Brisbane panel – Claire Ritchie, Love Mae and Paper Boat Press and featuring SPACES editor Leta Keens – all images from Finders Keepers Brisbane AW19 – captured by Samee Lapham

Shaking things up this season, our media partner mates at frankie magazine will be holding chinwags with frankie LIVE on stage Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am. Join SPACES editor Leta Keens as she chats to six incredible stallholders about Putting Yourself Out There in the Creative World. Check out the panels for Saturday and Sunday here!

PLUS spot a frankie – pick it up! That’s right, FREE frankie magazines will be scattered around The Royal Exhibition Building all weekend as part of frankie in the wild. Don’t forget to post your frankie magazine on Instagram and tell everyone about your find by using the hashtag #frankieinthewild #brisbanefinderskeepers – FINDERS, KEEPERS!

OH! AND ALSO frankie will have their annual FK exclusive subscription offer available for one weekend only. Grab the URL on entry in your Event Sitemap and receive frankie in your letterbox for cheap, cheap!

Food & Drink:

Ghost Kitchen, Nutie Donuts, Mork Chocolate, Bao x Waffle – Left image by Samee Lapham

We get really excited about food and this food line-up is FUN! Warm your cockles with a curry, get fried with a bao waffle and feed your inner sweet monster with a vegan donut from Nutie (it’s their first Melbourne market!)

PLUS we are so lucky to have Melbourne’s cheese loving Firecracker onsite ready to feed you hall of fame style toasties and cheese boards to match with our beautiful wine offerings all weekend! Firecracker know and love food and we could’t be more thrilled to have them under our roof of creatives.

Drool over the full line-up of what’s on offer here.

Entertainment Program:

DJ Tanzer, Brain Romance, Broads, Tiptoe Giants, TJ Patrick. Right image by Samee Lapham

Discovering local tunes at Finders Keepers is part of the fun. Bring the kids along for a stage side boogie with The Tiptoe Giants plus discover a bunch of emerging musicians and DJs. Check out the Spotify playlist here and plan your weekend at Finders Keepers! PLUS don’t forget you can now also catch live chinwags on stage with stallholders thanks to our media partner frankie magazine! More on that to come!

12-2pm: DJ Chiko Moll
2:30-3:10pm – Rose Zita Falko
3:30-4:10pm – Mitch Power
4:30-5:10pm – Broads
5:30-6:20pm – Miss Eileen & King Lear
6:45-8:45pm – DJ Tanzer


10:30-11:10am:  Tiptoe Giants
11:30am-12:00pm – Frankie Panel
12:30-1:10pm – Brain Romance
1:30-2:10pm – The Old Married Couple
2:30-4:30pm – DJ Bridget Hustwaite


10:30-11:10am:  Tiptoe Giants
11:30am-12:00pm – Frankie Panel
12:30-1:10pm – Jordan Merrick
1:30-2:10pm – TJ Patrick
2:30-4:30pm – DJ Bridget Hustwaite

Castle & Cubby back in Melbourne!

FInders Keepers Brisbane AW19 captured by Samee Lapham

A huge hit over Summer, Castle & Cubby are back supporting Finders Keepers this season, and a brilliant distraction to keep your youngsters engaged and entertained!

Castle & Cubby handcraft eco-friendly play spaces for little kids with BIG imaginations! They think that the best play is imaginative play. All products are made by hand in Melbourne using sustainably-sourced and recycled timbers. Personally we would actually live in one of these if we could!

Xero x Finders Keepers:

Xero Recharge Lounge at Finders Keepers Sydney AW19 captured by Samee Lapham

Our 2019 partner Xero, proudly sponsoring our debut stallholders, have you sorted if you’re looking for a place to re-charge – both your phone and your body! Find comfy chairs alongside charging stations at the Xero re-charge lounge so you can *breath* and reboot!

Get Social!

Finders Keepers Brisbane AW19 captured by Samee Lapham

Don’t forget you can follow along at the market or from home on our social media pages! This season is all about finding, loving and KEEPING! We’ll be perusing the building all weekend, snapping stallholders and sharing their stories! Keep an eye out for our Instagram Wall featuring the heavenly artwork of our Artist Program Recipient The Adventures Of.

Be sure to check out our GIFs on Instagram by searching ‘finders keepers’ and share your Finders Keepers experience with us – we’ll be sharing adventures all weekend. Just be sure to tag us and use the hashtag #findlovekeep!

We also have our Facebook Event here (hint: invite your friends!) and as always, we will be posting live updates from the Finders Keepers market all weekend on our Instagram page and we’d love you to do the same.

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