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August Rag Trade Market at 1000 £ Bend

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by EricaL (subscribe)
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Inner city vintage treasures, food, drink and craft
The Rag Trade Market is Melbourne's inner city answer to the infamous Camberwell Market, where one man's trash becomes another man's treasure.

This August, the Rag Trade Market will be celebrating 1000 £ Bend's fifth birthday, hosting an array of market stalls filled with treasures, delicious shortbread, beverages, and a new mending / crafting workshop for beginners.

Rag Trade Market 1000 £ Bend
Rag Trade Market 1000 £ Bend

Unlike Camberwell Market, The Rag Trade Market is an indoor shopping event, based at 1000 £ Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, which means you'll not have to face the wrath of Melbourne's brisk winter.

Rag Trade Market
Image from Rag Trade Market Facebook Page

As well as pre-loved goodies, shoppers are also treated to live music, food and beverages. As an additional extra, the Rag Trade Market also welcomes the Melbourne Alt Crafters presenting DIY "Things Your Nanna Knew" workshops.

The first workshop this August, will be based on the most basic of mending skills that so many have forgotten, sewing buttons and miscellaneous button craft.

There will be a little stitching and learning, coupled with making little bracelets, hair slides and necklaces from an enormous jar of old buttons.

Melbourne Alt Crafters Button Hair Slides
Melbourne Alt Crafters Button Hair Slides

Shoppers are encouraged to bring their de-buttoned clothes that need mending, and to drop in at any time between 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Usually, the Rag Trade Market is held on the third Saturday of each month, however this time the market will be on the fourth Saturday: 24th August 11:00am to 4:00pm.

The Rag Market
Image from Rag Trade Market Facebook Page

Spend your Saturday rummaging with the best of them in stalls filled with vintage and second hand wares, stop for a drink and bite to eat, and perhaps participate in a little craft. Entry to the market is free.

Rag Trade Market
Image from Rag Trade Market Facebook Page

You can find The Rag Trade online and on facebook.
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Why? Vintage shopping, eating and craft
When: Saturday 24th August 11am - 4pm
Where: 1000 £ Bend 361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
Cost: Free entry, gold coin donation for workshop
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