Melbourne made and designed markets and more

Find out where to shop local, meet the maker and follow the supply chain from stitch to store, at these markets and studios.

Artist and design markets

Boho Luxe Market

Head to Boho Luxe Market for Mother’s Day inspiration. Shop stylish indie wares from local jewellers, designers and artists. Check out the dedicated vegan market for treats. 3 May.

Sustainability pop-up market

Go green at this pop-up market. See inside a tiny house, sample vegan food and peruse recycled designs. Hear from the experts leading positive change and shop fresh produce. Don’t forget to BYO bag. At Queen Victoria Market. 29 February to 1 March.

String Bean Alley at Queen Victoria Market

Pick up the perfect Melbourne-designed cards and wrapping paper at The Paper & Wood Co. Stop by Spotty Dot for old fashioned Australian toys. Wander up and down String Bean Alley and into twenty-six indie stores. At Queen Victoria Market.

Picture of a shop with brightly coloured children's toys and gift ideas

Spotty Dot in String Bean Alley

Kensington Market

Shop the best in the West at Kensington Market. Head to Kensington Town Hall for more than 70 eclectic stalls. Stock up on fresh produce and rummage for vintage wares whilst you whistle with the buskers. The third Sunday of every month.

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Wander rows of treats and treasures at the Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market. Boasting more than 80 stalls, this is a Melbourne institutions on the edge of the CBD. From silk scarves to edible art, everything is handmade by local artisans.

The District Makers Market

Peruse the stalls for produce, jewellery and homewares at The District Makers Market. From the crew of Fitzroy’s Rose Street Market fame. Find arts and crafts amongst an ever-changing line-up live entertainment. The last Sunday of the month, until 28 June.

Boutiques, shops and studios

Gray Reid Gallery

Take heirloom pieces for repair or redesign. Or commission something unique at Gray Reid Gallery. Meet the pearl specialists and gemologists in the open studio. You’ll want to spend hours coveting the sparkling displays.

Wide shot of jewellery store in a building attached to church with old fashioned arched windows

Gary Reid

Handmade Millinery Pop-up

Whether your off the races or a winery wedding, set off your outfit with a headpiece. Try elegant boaters, floral fascinators and garden party creations at Handmade Millinery Pop-up. Until 29 April.

Collective Closets

Iconic Melbourne-made silhouettes meet modern African prints in forever pieces at Collective Closets. Designs by this sister duo pay homage to their Nirobi roots and Melbourne home. Step in store for sustainable A’sika jewellery and support female-owned business.

Kuwaii

Find floaty fabrics, perfect platforms and slow fashion at Kuwaii’s Cathedral Arcade boutique. Shop luxe pieces made in Melbourne and made to last.

a women's clothes shop showing racks of brightly coloured clothing and shelves of shoes

Kuwaii

Brendan Dwyer Custom

Visit Nicholas Building legend and bespoke footwear artisan Brendan Dwyer Custom. Step inside his timeless studio to talk dream shoes and boots. Customise colour, materials and finishing details.

Elk

From statement shoulder-grazers and chunky seed-pod pieces, Elk is a Melbourne staple. Shop their Little Collins flagship store for local designs, handmade with love.

A birds eye picture of a stylish looking wallet with golden clasp and chunky ring made from resin and glitter

Elk

July

Step into July’s sleek Emporium digs for the only suitcase you’ll ever need. Local designs feature clever lockable handles and scratch-proof shells. Get yours monogrammed and avoid airport carousel doubt ever after.

100 Squared

What do Melbourne labels Studio K and Moku have in common? They started out at Melbourne Central’s 100 Squared Emerging Market Place. find your new favourite label at this fashion incubator first.

Gorman

Thank Lisa Gorman for bringing bold prints and bright patterns to the city streets. They’ve been tempting Melburians out of black for 20 years. Shop iconic chandelier earrings, chunky clogs and colourful cushions. Want more?

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