You don't need to go far to find creativity in Melbourne. Each suburb is brimming with street art, independent boutiques and quirky food vendors. But the smaller guys — those with side hustles, passion projects and small businesses in their garage — are a little harder to find.
Enter The Melbourne Collective, a design market which brings all of these local creatives together to showcase products. It's a much-needed platform to find new supporters — and you get the opportunity to discover some new pieces to gift to your mates or yourself (you deserve it).
The market's spring outing will take place on Sunday, September 16 at Federation Square. Running from 10am to 4pm, the market will offer everything from home decor and ceramics to stationery and fashion. There'll also be food (vegan options, too) for your inevitable realisation that you've been shopping for a whole day without sustenance.
Entry is free so you can save your dollars for all those unique and innovative wares you didn't know you needed.