Creative type and do-er of things from Adelaide, South Australia.
Published May 31st 2011
Showcasing locally-designed fashion and accessories, art, food and music, the Gilles Street Market brings a healthy dose of cool and kitsch to Adelaide. Now running on the third Sunday of every month throughout winter, the market attracts locals and tourists alike looking for that perfect, one-of-a-kind find.
Go early to get the best of what's on offer, and stay for lunch from one of the the ever-changing food vendors. The deep fried mushrooms are particularly delicious. As you wander, DJ's play laid-back sets of Sunday music and and the vibe is perfect - a balance of relaxed but upbeat, intimate but well organised.
Keep an eye out for regulars Pari, and the Globalize marquee is always worth a pause. But the market's most charming aspect is the ever-changing lineup, making each experience a fresh one and maintaining a sense of discovery in those punters who keep on coming back.
A must-do for anybody who likes whimsical and unique fashion, the Gilles Street Market is worth a good look in rain, hail or shine.
I'll have to try and remember to go! I love Gilles Street Markets, but I don't go half as often as I'd like to. I used to work every Sunday so that was always my excuse, but now that I have them free I really should be going every month. My mum has even set up a stall there once, it really is a great place to explore.
One of my favourite places is Syrup Cordial Bar who do those lovely and refreshing drinks. They make their own cordials and then mix them up on the day and add fresh fruit and stuff like that. I also love browsing through all of the adorable kids clothes and picturing how trendy my imaginary children could be! Looking forward to heading to the next one.