the finders keepers
The Finders Keepers is a fabulous festival-style event bringing together the latest independent Australian designers and makers over three huge days.
A bi-annual highlight of Brisbane's events calendar, The Finders Keepers is the go-to for cutting edge fashion and accessories, art, jewellery, individual design, homewares, gourmet food and drinks and local music acts and can be found in The Marquee, Brisbane Showgrounds in Bowen Hills.
In all, more than 200 indie design and artisan stalls will feature the works of talented artists and designers, including innovative fashion (adults and kids), fine jewellery, hand-crafted ceramics, letterpress stationery, design objects, succulent terrariums and a whole lot more, making it the perfect place to start the Christmas shopping.
Stalls to look out for include Akazi, from an ethical mother daughter duo who strive to design timeless garments made from plant-baed fabrics for the home, city, beach and beyond. Ethical fashion comes in pint size too - Young Squad is an ethical kid's fashion label specialising in unique, limited edition designs that reflect the fun of childhood.
Local siblings behind Maker & Merchant return with a homewares collection featuring block, digital and screen printed designs on natural fabrics, beautiful leather, and luxurious fibres. And the two sisters behind More than Ever bring fabulous bedding and accessories perfect to give the bedroom a facelift.
Along with live grass roots music acts, the markets are a hub of potential future movers and shakers in the creative world, with a host of new stall-holders peddling their wares for the first time at The Finders Keepers. Two new debut designers to look out for are Concrete Jellyfish and Paper Hands. Concrete Jellyfish are the local statement earring specialists, describing their pieces as ‘wearable art so cool it's Kitsch while Paper Hands captures moments of kooky humour in a collection of fun-filled ink and watercolour illustrations.
Shopping sustenance will be available via gourmet and fresh brewed coffee stalls and some of Brisbane's fave food trucks whilst an onsite bar will be serving craft beers, wines and other cool drinks.
With The Finders Keepers kicking off at 12pm on Friday, mums with bubs can enjoy a more relaxed pace of shopping before the crowds descend for an after work drink and a delicious bite to eat until 9pm. Great for families as well as parents n' prams to move through the aisles the kids can go wild and set their imaginations free with an exciting new interactive zone for young ones thanks to Castle & Cubby.
Shop your way into the weekend, as The Finders Keepers will open from 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm.
Need to know - Dogs are not permitted. There are some ATMs onsite and only some stalls accept card payment. Tickets are available at the gate only - cash, debit or credit cards accepted. Children under 12 years admitted free.
All images captured by Samee Lapham for Finders Keepers.
Image 1: The Marquee, Brisbane Showgrounds; Image 2: Jono + Ace; Image 3: Nikau; Image 4: Afternoon with Albert; Image 5: Leah Bartholomew Art; Image 6: Notely; Image 7: Frankie; Image 8: Denz; Image 9: Kim Wallace Ceramics
The Finders Keepers is a valued partner of Must Do Brisbane.com
Nov 9 12-9
Nov 10 9-5
Nov 11 9-5
Entry $5 CU12 Free