Treasure Hunting at the Night Market with Clare Hillier

This summer, the Night Market is hosting a perfectly curated selection of artisan designers and vintage collectors.  So, grab a Sangria, wonder around and shop my round up of ten seriously impressive specialty traders.

 

Red Dog Designs 

Red Dog Design

Graphic Designer, Greg O’Connor, has a knack for creating homewares that pop. Brighten your nest with prints, coasters and vintage film canisters that feature Greg’s statement graphics.

Swan Emporium

 Swan Emporium

Discover a wonderland of vintage inspired frocks, handmade dream catchers and whimsical treasures at Swan Emporium.

 

Spotty Dot

Spotty Dot

Little ones won’t be able to get enough of Spotty Dot and its collection of quirky kid’s toys. Discover Australian-made kites, unique wooden toys and Italian windmills that the young (and young at heart!) will love.

 

Food for Your Skin

Food For Your Skin

Food For Your Skin creates beautiful olive oil and goat’s milk soaps from their shed in South Gippsland and brings them to Queen Victoria Market for you. Free from palm oil, petrochemicals, animal fat and other nasties, these soaps are the perfect way to pamper your skin.

 

Sgt Sookie

Sgt Sookie

Vintage aficionados will want to make a beeline for Sgt Sookie – especially to check out their collection of perfectly worn in denim at great prices.

 

Little Lands

Little Lands

Creating terrariums with heart, Little Lands is known for their charming, intricate designs.  Whether it’s a string garden, air plant, DIY terrarium kit or the super cute terrarium necklace, they have something for all green thumbs…or want-to-be-green-thumbs!

 

Made in Japan

Made in Japan

For more than 25 years, Made in Japan has been importing impeccable homewares from Japan. Driven by the power of good design to transform everyday living, you know you’ll always find a unique piece that you won’t see anywhere else.

 

Tara's Treasures

Tara Treasures

It’s hard to miss Tara Treasures cheery presence at the Queen Victoria Night Market! Just look out for their colour-tastic range of handcrafted felt products. And the best bit? Everything is ethically sourced from the Himalayas and supports local communities.

 

Green Ant Clothing

Green Ant Clothing 

Witty and original, Green Ant Clothing is serving up artist designed tees, tanks and hoodies that get noticed for all the right reasons.

 

Bhunny Designs

Bhunny Designs

Roll up your sleeves and have a ball making your own bead necklace. All the beads are handmade from polymer clay in Melbourne by Bhunny Designs so you know your creation will be one of a kind.

 

The Queen Victoria Night Market is held every Wednesday night from 5pm. On until the end of March.

Clare Hillier is Editor and Creator of the award-winning life and style blog, Checks and Spots // Photography by Fiona Storey

 

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