By Belle Hann
From its humble beginnings in a Paisley Street carpark, the Footscray Finds Market has evolved into a vibrant monthly event. Now located in The Line Warehouse space on Yewers Street, the market offers an eclectic assortment of stalls selling everything from retro-inspired handmade jewelry to kitschy vintage goods.
“The market has gone from strength to strength,” says market owner Jo Harvey. “I love seeing people flood through the doors, and stall holders truly offer ‘unique and boutique’ items.”
Mirjana of Diosa by Mimi is a “proud Westie” who recently started selling her jewelry at Footscray Finds. She likes that the market attracts local customers: “Unlike other markets, people who come to Footscray Finds are locals. It’s a good place to stroll around and browse,” says Mirjana. Harvey agrees. “It is not your stock-standard market” she says. “The warehouse space has an industrial vibe, and the variety of stalls provide a visual feast.”
Another vendor is Rose from Beema and Ro who regularly sells her bright handmade earrings at the market. She notes that there’s a “welcoming, good vibe” and she likes getting to know the friendly faces who frequently visit her stall.
Now in its second year of operation, Footscray Finds market continues to grow. The team recently added Holly, a new market coordinator, who promises to bring fresh ideas to future market events, such as incorporating live music and other sensory pleasures.
The next market will be on April 14. Why not check it out?
Footscray Finds Market – Yewers Street, Footscray
Free Entry Market dates: April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14.