The Event

About The Festival

Melbourne Retail Festival is a premium fashion trade event, open to all areas of the fashion, jewellery and footwear trades. As a trade only event, registered business and representatives in the fashion industry are eligible to attend, including emerging designers, fashion students/graduates, bloggers, stylists and industry personalities.

Showcasing established and emerging, local and international brands, Melbourne Retail Festival allows buyers, wholesalers and designers to connect and showcase their latest collections and offerings. Our comprehensive marketplace provides a platform for clothing, accessories, footwear and jewellery.

Melbourne Retail Festival differs from traditional fashion trade exhibitions, the event offers a unique buying/selling experience.


1 Larkin Boulevard, Essendon Fields, Melbourne VIC 3041

March 28-29 2018

Don't miss out!

Exhibitor applications still open - space is limited!

Melbourne Retail Festival: Melbourne 2018 Schedule

The 2-day festival displays 150+ brands across a range of categories, plus a range of free retail business workshops and seminars.
  • Melbourne 2018: Day 1

    March 28, 2018

  • 12:00 - 13:00
    One of the hottest topics on the agenda for the fashion industry is sustainability and ethical production. With increased awareness around supply chain issues and environmental impacts, knowing what responsible sourcing means in practice is vital for all brands.   Learn what initiatives are being undertaken by some of Australia’s largest retailers and how emerging brands can adopt the principles of transparency and conscious sourcing at the start of their journey.  Facilitated by Melinda Tually (Director, Ndless: The New Normal)

  • 13.30  - 14.30
    On the discussion panel: Jamie Azzopardi, Deb Schultz and Emily Edwards

  • 15:00 - 15:30

  • 17:00 - 17:00

  • Melbourne 2018: Day 2

    March 29, 2018

  • 11:00 - 12:00

  • 12:00 - 12:30

  • 13:00 - 14:00
    With Melissa Nixon, Kate Radford, Ren Pidgeon and Liane Hurvitz

  • 14:00 - 14:30

Some of our Exhibiting Brands