Time Out Melbourne

Get rummaging at our favourite markets for craft, clothing, records and more

Curvy Couture Roadshow

It's not quite April, but the Melbourne Fashion Festival’s first-ever plus size fashion event is a celebration of some of Australia and New Zealand’s most exciting designers of women’s clothing in sizes 14+. At its extensive market, you'll have the chance to peruse stalls from local and interstate designers. Arts House: Meat Market, Mar 30 

New Craft

Lovers of all things handmade, the folks at Craft organisation are upping their public exposure to a monthly market, showcasing more than 80 local makers of clothing, jewellery, textiles, glass and timber works and more. Queen Victoria Market, Apr 6

The Substation Artists' Markets

On the first Sunday of every month, this market offers up stacks of original fashion, jewellery, textiles, art, design and objects alongside live music, fair-trade coffee and homemade treats. The Substation, Apr 6

Nanna Cool Markets

This market with ‘craftitude’ embraces all that is stitched, crocheted, knitted and baked. The theme for April's market is 'Falling for You', and since Easter will also be on the horizon, expect autumnal lamp sculptures as well as chocolate-making demonstrations. Chelsea Activity Hub, Apr 12

Lonely Hunter Market

This indie design market focuses on locally made goods, showcasing the very best in handmade fashion, accessories, art, homewares and jewellery. You'll also get the chance to get creative with DIY workshops from Lost In The Craft. The Cape Lounge, Apr 12

Take 2 Markets: Queen Victoria Market

At this regular market, each of the 50 stalls are inspected to ensure that not only the vintage clothing, accessories, and footwear are all in great condition, they're also very affordable. Queen Victoria Market, Apr 12

Thread Den's North Melbourne Market

The Lithuanian Club staggers under the weight of vintage clothing, vintage fabrics, cakes, local design and cute stuff for kids. A few stalls to look forward to include The Professor’s Daughter fashions, Miri’s Munchies sweet treats, Lindyloo Designs jewellery, Ruby Louise jewellery, Eelav McBee accessories, Patrick Brady artwork, Luka Va artwork and Katy Village lovely ornaments. The Lithuanian Club, Apr 13

Essendon Record and CD Fair

Record fairs don’t get much bigger than this. In this music collector’s paradise, you’ll find over 70,000 records from all genres, as well as mountains of music memorabila. Ukranian House, Apr 13

Piccadilly Market

Find something special at this treasure trove of homemade artisan jewellery, clothing, homewares, artwork and food. Deakin University: Geelong Waterfront, Apr 27

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