The Rose Street Market, located at 60 Rose Street in Fitzroy, features an eclectic mix of arts and crafts from local artists. The market is described as "Australia's premier art and design market with 70 stalls". The Rose street market has a strong focus on local designers and provides all manner of interesting goods. From cuff links to clothing, cards to haircuts, everyone is bound to find something of interest.
After grabbing a nice cup of coffee from one of the many cafes located on Brunswick street, a stroll through the hive of weekend activity that engulfs Brunswick street every weekend morning is made complete with a visit to the Rose street market.
Upon stepping foot into the market you are immediately struck by the diverse range of goods on offer. The first stall I see is selling a vast selection of cacti and miniature pot plants, and this begins the excitement of trawling through the range of goods on offer at the Rose Street Market. There are many stalls offering uniquely Melbourne arts and crafts, from tea towels featuring tram stop parodies, to cards providing humorous situations from recognizable spots in and around the city.
The friendly, laid back atmosphere of the market provides the perfect environment to spend as long as is needed to take in everything that is on offer. There is something here for everyone and the market is also child friendly. So take some time next weekend to explore the wonders of the Rose Street Market and help to support local artists.
While you're at it, why not take some time to explore Brunswick street on a saturday or sunday, and explore the many great things this area of Melbourne has to offer? Whether you're a weekend visitor to the city, or a lifelong resident, there is bound to be something that will appeal to you.