a Bend and Snap retrospective.

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What a fun year we have had since our launch exactly one year ago Sunday 25th September with our very first market featuring a range of goodness from pretty purses to dreamy lighthouses to sweet illustrations and an array of printed goods.

Our Crafternoon Corner buzzed with glitter and glue and photobooth dress ups for a bot booth and choosing all kinds of adventures.

Any excuse to dress up! Especially with the mad range we have had all year with a range of stallholders and our regulars like the amazing vintage selection and charming charms from Herbert Found & Made, cuteness from Hannakin, the perfect pieces from Greg Mann Jewellery, the screening printing prowess of Kick & Screen and the fabulous adventure pants from Captain Robbo and so much more keeping us all very fancy.

We have seen all sorts of oddities perspex space invaders flying about the place to vintage suitcases transformed into speakers and some sexy succulents potted in tree trunks whilst being fed some tasty treats from Beanstalk Bakery and so many french macarons and cake pops.

Our senses have feasted on some pretty swell music from the likes of our darlings the Luau Cowboys and our sweethearts You & The Colonies. Not to mention Out of Spain film festival last year followed by the free Sunday film screenings this year upstairs, a sensory Sunday feast!

The first of our Twilight series over Christmas was a festive wonder with paper snowflakes littered about the place amongst our abundant market and surely left not a single of us last-minute-Christmas-shoppers without any tricks or treats.

After a little summer break, it was back to school in Febuary after a little summer break to launch our prom dress ups with the sweethearts from You & The Colonies filling us with some swoon worthy tunes.

Our April rumble we transformed our gallery into a market into a gallery and had Pop M’Art (check out some snaps here) begin their three month Bend and Snap residency with their pop up art studio encouraging public art and raising funds for Starlight Children’s Foundation. (check out the documentary here).

In May, as well as our usual Sunday soiree, we also had the first of our Hosier Lane Pop-up Market in connection Just Another Agency, City of Melbourne and Garage Sale Trail getting all up in Hosier Lane’s nooks and crannies with the awesome calibre of markers, bakers and sugar shakers.

June was a very special month with the Once Upon A Warehouse week long event of art design fashion music and lovvve amidst a fabulous group show by the beautiful 1000 £ Bend staff finishing up on the Sunday with a matinee screening of The Goonies and another spectacular Twilight Bend and Snap edition.

And this month we are back with a bang after a little winter hibernation and we are very excited to celebrate a fabulous year we have had with you all, our amazing stall holders, the 1000 £ Bend gang and all of you beautiful market lovers! We have met so many beautiful people, had so much fun times and good vibes as well as amassing quite a collection of cool bounty from all the goodness we have had from our market dates this past year!

This Sunday you will find tasty treats and hand crafted cuteness and design galore and lots of quality vintage and fabulous fashion labels and so much jewellery from dreamy trinkets to steampunk stuff to adornments for bohemian angels and contemporary pieces of wearable art and headpieces and fascinators and heaps of hand crafted cuteness and upcycled chairs made very good and delicious soy candles and amazing works from a range of artisans and a variety of rare and unique home wares.

Sunday 30th September stall holders include:

AACUTE

ANNES APRONS AND BABY BIBS

BOLDANDSTRIKING

BOHO ANGEL

DELIGHTFULLY DILETTANTE

DESIGN BY JUDE

ECHOES OF A DREAM

EMI KO

FOCUS ON ART

GRANDMA FUNK

HERBERT FOUND & HERBERT MADE 

ILIO CANDLES

JACK’S CALLING & SHE TELLS NAUGHTY FIBS

KICK AND SCREEN

L’CALL

LIBERTY’S HEART

THE MELBOURNE CHAIR

MELISSA WILLIAMS

PAINTED STREET

PERCY BAXTER

LAUREN & GEMMA FROM PONY BOY PARLOUR

PYRAMID SCHEME, NASSARIUS, NOT TO SCALE and UNDERTONE/OVERTONE

RABBIT & ME

RUN WILD HORSES

STEF COLLECTIONS

WHERE ARE MY STARS?

WYNTER MYST COLLECTION

Phew. We told you we are back with a bang! Come and celebrate our big day and see the Bend & Snap feast of treats art design fashion and vintage we have prepared just for you!

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