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Glebe Markets: The Vintage Mecca

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by Lisa (subscribe)
Hi there! I'm Lisa, a 24-year-old Psychology student from Germany. I live in Sydney now to finish my Masters. Being new to the city, I love to get around and share my impressions with you. Hope you enjoy reading my stuff :)!
Published April 19th 2013
Ok, I have to admit it: I am a vintage addict. I don't know what it is about "old stuff" that makes me want it so much. But I'm sure you fellow vintage lovers get me. And I have good news for my like-minded people out there in Sydney. Vintage paradise opens its stalls every Saturday from 10am to 4pm all year round.

Glebe Markets is a lovely, little, local market in the same-named district only a short hop from Sydney's City Centre. Here, you will find everything the vintage heart desires and more…clothes, shoes, bags, sunglasses, and jewellery in all colours. Fabrics range from pretty pre-owned to funky re-made and gorgeous handmade for both males and females. And (compared to other vintage markets in the city) it is all very affordable. The stall owners are mainly locals, who are super friendly, always in for some small talk and could probably tell you the story of each and every single item they are selling.

Not that much of shopaholic? Well, there is more to Glebe Markets than just clothes. There are a couple of very nice food stalls around offering coffee, sugar cane juice, pastries, barbecue and a variety of international cuisine. All accompanied by some live (mainly singer / songwriter) music. Come and hang out on the lawn and watch people, get inspired or just take a break from browsing.

I guess all of that together creates the market's unique vibe and makes it one of my favourite spots in Sydney.

So let's pray to all the weather gods for many sunny Saturdays in 2013!

To cut a long story short….

Name: Glebe Markets
Location: Sydney Inner West, Glebe Point Rd (for directions and more check out
When: Every Saturday, 10am to 4 pm (open on rainy days too but many stall holders might close their stalls early or not show up)
What: Vintage, clothes, art, jewellery, food, music and more.
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Why? For everything vintage, and a little bit more.
When: Every Saturday
Where: 0 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
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