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Sydney does have some quality flea and farmers markets, although it is more the "garage sale" type of markets I would like to discuss here. Places to buy white elephants and quality second hand goods rather than organic produce, art and new jewellery for instance.
Not in any particular order, Rozelle Markets and Balmain Markets are similar in their approach and have stood the test of time, and are popular among the locals. One person's trash is always another person's treasure for sure. Quality vinyl records, plants and rugs, all sorts of different items with pleasant vendors find a home here.
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Of course I cannot forget about the Paddington Markets, or otherwise known as the Paddington Bazaar. There is an abundance of items to go through, and it is also interesting to see what is always for sale here; the most interesting and unique clothes, and interesting vendors to say the least. It has more quality items than its Rozelle and Balmain counterparts. There are also the markets at Kirribilli just near Milson's Point train station - a stone's throw from the Sydney Harbour Bridge; quality screams further quality here.
What do you think? Which 'garage sale' markets do you enjoy going to? Where have you received great service and/or the most value from? Do you still have the goods that you purchased? If not why? Perhaps you sold them on eBay for a profit? Join the discussion in the comments.
North Sydney markets on the 2nd Sat of every month are fantastic. Lots of second hand clothing, shoes, bags and accessories for us girls. I go to the same stalls every month and stock up my wardrobe and for really cheap too!!! Also Kirribilli General and fashion market on the Sunday is great too I find it a little more expensive though ...
Great, thanks so much all for your contributions to date. Prestons, Blacktown and North Sydney also to be added to this list. Also forgot to mention Glebe markets. Great home wares and out there goods here.
the boot hill markets is also a great place to try if your in the Campbelltown area (St Andrews). Lots of new and second hand stuff, great plant range and cheap prices, lots of toys, lolly shop. Clothing, bric a brac. A popular place with the locals. Runs thursday and Saturday mornings. Well worth a look.