Melburnians love a market. It doesn’t matter what’s for sale, or what the weather’s doing, we’re keen to get out into the community for a day of fun, food, fashion and crafty finds.
Here are a bunch of coming market days that are sure to impress even the pickiest of shoppers.
Round She Goes Fashion Market
- August 13, 10am-3pm
- Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell Street, Coburg
- Entry: $2
Recycled, pre-loved, vintage – whatever you want to call it – re-using clothing is in. This market is all about the best in fashion, with stallholders hand-picked to ensure only high-quality, beautiful clothing is on offer. Among the brands that shoppers can expect to find are Gorman, Sass & Bide, Miu Miu and Camilla and Marc.
Kew Night Market
- August 18, 5:30-10pm
- MCC Sports Club, 397 Barkers Road, Kew
Local and small business-owners come together three times a year for this fun community market. The winter market will bring new stallholders, along with old favourites, selling everything from crafts and fashion to homewares and art.
Gay Stuff Markets
- September 24, noon-4pm
- Hares & Hyenas, 63 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
Melbourne’s best queer and queer-friendly artisans and creatives bring their stylish swag to this monthly market. Fashion, accessories, plants, homewares, books and art are all there for the buying, along with great tunes and drinks specials at the bar.
The Creators’ Market
- August 26, 10am-3pm
- Prahran Town Hall, Chapel Street
This arty market has been held every few months since 2015, and continues to be a platform for independent Australian designers to showcase their wares. Everything from homewares to food is for sale – all from cool and quirky local businesses. The organisers also hold events in Ballarat, Bendigo and on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Winter Night Market
- Wednesdays until August 30, 5-10pm
- Queen Victoria Market
- $15 event parking from 4.30-11pm
There are only three weeks left to enjoy the Queen Victoria Market’s winter night market. Each Wednesday night, the market lights up with 30 food traders, 50 design and merchandise traders and a host of local entertainers.
The Finders Keepers Melbourne Markets
- October 20 5pm–10pm, October 21 10am–7pm & October 22 10am–5pm
- Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton
- Entry: $2
After a record breaking 10th anniversary market in July, Carlton’s Royal Exhibition Building will again be home to the very best and latest independent art and design for three days in October. There will also be plenty of food stalls to keep your energy levels up as you browse the creations.
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