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Excess Baggage Secondhand Market

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by Susan J Bowes (subscribe)
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Bargains galore at this thrifty market
Running since 2014, the "Excess Baggage Secondhand Market" is holding its next event on Saturday 23rd April 2016 at 132 Latrobe Terrace Paddington. Tables for stallholders have completely sold out, so you can be sure that this will be a worthwhile market to put in your diary.

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Photo courtesy Excess Baggage Secondhand Market Facebook page

The venue for the market is home to the Brisbane West Senior Citizen's Centre. The BrisWest Centre is an incorporated non-profit centre whose vision is to create a community centre where activities and events can be held in one central location in Paddington, the western suburb of Brisbane. BrisWest was incorporated in 1970 and is run by a volunteer committee.

Markets, Paddington, Shopping, Dining, Family, Gifts, Outdoor, Brisbane, April
Photo courtesy of Brisbane West Senior Citizen's Centre Website

The market's ingenious idea is for people to look in their cupboards and around their homes for items they no longer use or wear, that they could possibly make some pocket money at the market. We are all guilty of having those favourite items in the wardrobe that we can't bear to throw out even if they don't fit us anymore. However, if we knew they went to someone who really cared for them as much as we did and we could make some money as well, then that's a different feeling altogether.

As they say, someone's trash is someone else's treasure and you will find plenty of treasure with items from designer labels, everyday wear to homewares and all else in between at Excess Baggage Secondhand Market. Everyone is sure to get a bargain. Entry to the market is free and open from 9.00am to 3.00pm.

Markets, Paddington, Shopping, Dining, Family, Gifts, Outdoor, Brisbane, April
You may even grab a bargain on your winter clothing (Author's photo)

Homemade goodies and a sausage sizzle is provided at the market on the day, however, there are also many coffee shops around Paddington so your taste buds will be catered. If you haven't been to Paddington for a long time, this is the day as you will fnd there are lots of great gift and antique shops, homewares, hardware and boutiques to visit as well.

As Paddington is a busy area, your best parking for the day for longer than two hours is around the streets in Paddington, so best to get there early.
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Why? Grab a bargain, meet up with friends
When: Saturday 23 April 2016
Phone: 07 3369 1839
Where: 132 Latrobe Street Paddington
Cost: Free
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