The markets are coming to town

In yonder years, the marketplace was turned upside down,
on those magical days when the emporium came to town.
With trinkets and knick-knacks and tapestries galore –
the emporium showed us objects we’d never seen before.


The magic of those days is unfortunately diluted by the urban sprawl of today’s cities. The concept of a marketplace is difficult to recreate because the “centre of activity” is too broad to define. We’re spoilt for choice. For all our shopping needs we visit department stores, malls or browse through streets of smaller fashion stores.

apomHowever, the Finders Keepers have sought to bring back the creativity and romanticism of the travelling emporium. Their bi-annual event, the Finders Keepers Markets, showcase the wares of over 200 designers from the realms of fashion, jewellery, stationery, homewares and children’s toys, all together under one roof. With a dynamic design scene in Australia, these markets bring together the creativity of emergent and seasoned designers and for a gold coin donation, they are open for all to enjoy.

The upcoming Finders Keepers Autumn/Winter Markets are returning to the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne from Friday 5th April to Saturday 6th April 2013. In a brand new feature, the markets will be hosting debut stalls where 12 new designers will be able to lay out their fresh, new designs whilst a select few feature stalls will allow seasoned designers to create pop up stores for the occasion.

lauren-nicholson-illustrationWith a great line-up of independent Australian musicians, a smorgasbord of food stalls and a wide variety of designers, these markets are sure to be a treat!

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