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17/07/2015
The stalls you need to pay a visit.

Words by

Veronica Stanford

The Finders Keepers Market is back in Melbourne and starting tonight, 250 of Australia’s best local craft makers and designers will be on show at the Royal Melbourne Exhibition building.

Regulars to the market will know that it’s popularity has boomed over the last few years, and the best tactic is to go in with a game plan. To ease the flow of traffic, the market will this year have two entry points and you can already view a map of the stalls, so get organising.

To help make your trip a little more worthwhile, we have done the digging and picked some of stalls that we think are worth highlighting on your map.

Food:
Round The Way Bagels
From the streets of New York, Round the Way Bagels brings the best type of sandwich to your table. Featuring classics such as Smoked Salmon and new favourites too, we can guarantee a delicious breakfast/lunch/dinner.

Salted Caramel Sauce
Delicious and gooey, this stall has gone inventive to bring you Peanut Salted Carmel and Coconut Salted Caramel, as well as the classic and some other inventive flavours. Need we say more?

Jewellery:
LOTT Studio
Working with emerging designers and manufacturers, LOTT Studio create simple and elegant pieces, which are made with quality in mind, and in styles that will stand the test of time. 

Kate Dansey
Handmade in Melbourne, these beautiful beaded pieces are artworks in themselves. Created using Japanese glass beads, and exploring colour and pattern, these pieces should be on your wish list. 

Skincare:
Metta Skincare
Metta Skincare was made to help people make healthy decisions when it comes to the biggest organ. Not only is Metta made with natural and nourishing ingredients, it is also completely chemical free and works hard to ensure it has a limited impact on the environment.  Metta is a good idea from every aspect.

Clothing:
Tara Whalley
With no two pieces made the same, textile designer Tara Whalley ensures you are buying something truly unique. Each pretty piece of clothing is hand-painted on linen, ensuring the result is a high quality, unique and beautifully patterned garment.

Fujinella
This Australian womenswear label prides itself on creating relaxed, versatile and original clothing items. Simplicity is perfected with their dark hues and lovely fabrics. This is the perfect place to grab your winter warners.  

Shoes and socks:
Extraordinary Ordinary Day
Extraordinary Ordinary Day are here to make sure your feet are covered in the most stylish yet comfortable shoes imaginable. Each pair of shoes works to enable you to walk through nine 'til five, and then into the night, blurring the lines between work and play.

Barnaby
The vision of a few guys in Melbourne, Barnaby makes colourful and creative socks, with a hand-stiched button to keep the pair together. Genius. High-quality, super comfortable but mostly just a whole lot of fun, Barnaby is the perfect way to treat yourself.  

Misc:
Frankie Gusti
Melbourne based brand FRANKIE GUSTI has been making beautiful soy candles since 2010. Featuring mouth-watering scents (brown sugar and fig come at me), these hand poured delights will enhance any room. 

House of Asha Zomer Eyewear
Made throught Europe using top-quality materials, Australian eyewear label (h)AZE is re-inventing the way you see glasses. Vintage styles are given an innovative twist and the result is modern, dynamic and timeless shades for all generations.

www.thefinderskeepers.com

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