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Friday, July 17, 2015

The Wild Collective is coming...

The Wild Collective Melbourne

You might remember back in January when I had my 3rd anniversary giveaway, I gave away a $100 voucher for The Wild Collective to one lucky reader. Well, its almost time for The Wild Collective to launch so I thought I'd let you know a bit more about it incase any of you are interested in attending. Unfortunately I can't make it {because its in another state and I'm at Problogger that weekend}, but if I could I would totally be all over it. Its definitely an event that's right up my ally and will likely appeal to most of you guys too.


The Wild Collective is a premier two day shopping event, unlike any other, coming to Melbourne this August. It's a curated collection of hard to find high-end products from local and international designers who are standouts in their industry. There'll also be superb entertainment throughout the event.

The Wild Collective will cater for the whole tribe from big to small. Featuring the very best in eclectic and bespoke pieces including fashion, beauty products, homewares, furniture, toys, eco-friendly products, art, services and more. The Wild Collective will be wild but sophisticated and will capture the imagination of visitors while they roam the many stalls hunting and gathering. Sounds enticing doesn't it?

the wild collective aspirational hunting picture


Visitors will be transported into a magical wonderland of stalls from over 120 leading designers. Brands available at the event include Oobi, My Majestic Boutique, Arlo & Co, My Little Tribe, Fizzy Pop Designs, Thermomix, 2K Labware and many, many more. It's a dream come true for home decorating obsessed people like me!

If I was attending I'd definitely be hunting down Amindy {because clocks, obviously}, Gold Rabbit & Co {they have super cute kids stacking blocks}, Fizzy Pop Designs {cute kids art}, Little Puddles {the coolest felt garlands I've seen}, Pillowface {designer pillowcases} and Oobi {girl's fashion}. Of course that's just me, there's heaps more designers to seek out on the day. Find a full list of vendors here.

Leading children's clothing brand, and event ambassadors, Oobi will be showcasing their new Spring/Summer collection Barefoot Princess at The Wild Collective. The new collection celebrates the magic of childhood. The name Barefoot Princess is a reference to the casual Australian lifestyle which has a barefoot feel. The spring release features wands, tulle and crowns {necessities for any princess}. Oobi garments are for girls aged newborn to 13 years, all designed in Australia by Alexandra Riggs. You can find out more about Oobi here.

500 lucky attendees will be able to purchase a hunt and gather box {at the door} which comes with a treasure map and sends them on a treasure hunt throughout the event. Follow the map and search through the stalls collecting free goodies along the way.


I was lucky enough to interview one of the event organisers Amy Cimino to get some additional insider information.

What makes The Wild Collective different to other shopping events like markets or fairs?

The Wild Collective is an experience for the whole family. It’s a shopping destination rather than just a market. With a pop up pub, a cool kids zone, a quiet area for mums to feed and change their babes – The wild Collective have thought of everything to give the family a great overall experience. The atmosphere from the minute you walk in transports you to a wonderland. With tepees, special lighting and over 100 vendors with their personally styled pop up shops offering exclusive products and services, its sure to delight all those that attend.

How did you and Renee come up with the concept for The Wild Collective?

We have both always attended fairs, events markets and the like and always found something was missing. We wanted to create a concept that covered it all. Something different from the norm – thus The Wild Collective was born.

What makes this a must attend event for readers?

Our vendors are mostly online, The Wild Collective gives a space for them all to come together and allow their shoppers to touch and feel their products in the flesh. We have exciting Masterchef names including Bernard and Alice doing cooking demonstrations, workshops and a secret challenge between Channel 9 block contestants against a member of the public. Its surely something people don’t want to miss.

Are you planning on expanding The Wild Collective to other states?

Yes, yes we are but that’s top secret at the moment.

The Wild Collective 2015 Melbourne event details


August 15 & 16, 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm

$2 entry {kids under 15 free}

Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson St Carlton VIC

More information on how to get there including the best public transport options can be found here

So are you going to head into the wild?

If you attend the event be sure to share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #thewildcollectiveau {so I can live vicariously through you}.

Toni x

Disclosure - In return for writing about The Wild Collective I will receive a hunt and gather box for myself. I did not receive any monetary payment for this post.

Linking with Grace, Kaz and Sonia

Would you like to comment?

  1. That sounds like fun! Come host a mini one in the Blue Mountains!!!

  2. What a fabulous experience. I'll be sure to check out the insta photos.

  3. Sounds lovely! I'll be following from afar as well!

  4. What an amazing experience this looks like, what a shame you will miss it. But PB is a good excuse.

  5. Sounds amazing! Hope they come to Sydney soon!

    1. I imagine Sydney would be on the list :) You would think so anyway.