If you're like me and have a love of all things handmade, you will know about Etsy. Etsy is a worldwide website for people to showcase and sell their handmade items. It's wonderful for unique one off pieces, and I'm telling you, they have absolutely everything on there.
For years, Etsy has been a little weakness of mine, as it was generally hard to find handmade items like this at markets in Perth. That is, until Perth Upmarket.
Perth's Upmarket is Perth's premier handmade market. Over 150 of Perth's most talented artists, designers, gourmets and craftsmen gather at the University of WA's Winthrop Hall to showcase their best for you to purchase.
It's no secret, we are a talented bunch here in Perth. From fashion, to art, to tiny little decorated cupcakes, we know a thing or two about creativity. Perth Upmarket is surely something that is needed on the Western shores, and something that had a real amount of success since it's first in 2008.
Founder of Perth Upmarket, Justine Barsley moved to Perth in 2006 and found that while there were many creative people in Perth, it was hard to come across works. Perth Upmarket now allows for the rest of the city to witness and buy some of the best handmade clothing, cards, homewares, jewellery and even skin care products. And it's all under one roof.
Featured retailers include Tamara Harrison Design, and Oil B Design.
Tamara Harrison has a passion for design and creates a wearable, eclectic collection of jewellery available at the market.
And how about this. Maybe you're getting married in the near future or are a few decades off, but still wish to start planning. So take note that in addition to the regular Perth Upmarket, there are also special themed markets, such as the forthcoming Wedding Upmarket.
It's the same deal as Perth upmarket, but wedding inspired. Over 30 Perth designers will showcase hand-crafted jewellery, veils, wedding couture, flowers and basically anything else wedding themed you can think of.
So if you want to create your own custom wedding and have always dreamt of something really unique, Wedding Upmarket is for you.