Art & Design

Etsy Night Out at Rose Street Artists Market

By Megan Osborne
15th Nov 2014

Listers, we've held off as long as we could. November is halfway done and dusted, and it's coming up to that time of year again… Yup, you know it. Some of you may squeal in delight (presents!), others may already have a headache thinking about the spread they're going to put on (but you know you'll enjoy it), but like it or not, Christmas is almost here!

So what are you going to buy your loved ones, those you kinda like but feel obliged to buy for, and your cat? Well internet shopping is pretty rad, and so darn easy. It's also great at finding one-of-a-kind items! But it's kind of nice to see something in person, right? To feel the texture of that 'incredibly soft' throw pillow, or to see the real colour of that necklace it's actually fluoro orange rather than salmon pink? 

Well, what if you could have both? Well you can at the Etsy pop-up at Rose Street Artists Market. Say whaaaa?! You've all heard of Etsy, Australia's favourite online marketplace. Well, lucky for you (and us), Etsy is set to take over the Rose Street Artists Market in Fitzroy! Yup, you heard us! ETSY, in the flesh (drop the beat)! 35 of the most loved local Etsy artisans will be taking their businesses to the streets, and selling their designs in person! Shop a unique range of jewellery, art, fashion, kidswear and homewares! 

Stalls will include popular items such as monogrammed jewellery, customised leather wallets, brass- and copper-accented goods including planters, lights, vases and more. Handmade pottery and other home decorations will also be in abundance, so bring a full wallet and work on those arm muscles to prepare for some serious shopping at the Melbourne Etsy pop-up!

There will also be a full scale festival theme going on, with an Etsy photobooth, goodie bags, and food and drinks galore! We've got our eye on the 'Etsy Night Out' cocktail from Young Bloods Diner, that we'll doubtless need to celebrate our extravagant purchases!

We know you're excited, but get organised, Listers! Because this event is for ONE. NIGHT. ONLY! You heard right! November 28th. Get there early. Get a bargain, and get that perfect gift. Whether it be a crocheted sombrero for your kitty* (or yourself), or some other kind of awesomely thoughtful gift (but let's be honest, what's more thoughtful than a crocheted cat sombrero?), you're bound to find some awesome unique pressies at the Etsy Night Out!

*No guaranteed crocheted sombreros… but you never know.

Etsy Night Out | Friday 28th November 6pm - 10pm

Rose Street Artists Market 

60 Rose Street in Fitzroy

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