Use the words 'bargain' and 'vintage' in the same sentence and you may not think the two go together, or at least I didn't think so. My experience with vintage markets in the past has been tacky, moth-eaten goods that had really seen better days. Not to mention the copy designer fashion markets that sold clothes that fell apart after a few washes. Well, how things have changed since my misspent youth of trawling markets for affordable clothes and trinkets.
The Round She Goes Fashion Market was a pleasant surprise of pre-loved designer goods and hand-made jewellery that really showed the quality available at markets now. Primarily this is a vintage market but the variety of goods surprised even this skeptical bargain-hunter.
Christina Egger, one of the talented stallholders with her jewellery designs.
As an invited guest I have to admit I was expecting just another run-of-the-mill market with the same old mass-manufactured stuff the major chain stores churn out. Well, both my friend and I were surprised and spent hours happily browsing through each and every stall. Meeting and chatting with the stallholders, we were charmed by the passion they have for their crafts. Daphne and Dennis from Silver Spoon Jewellery for example, who recycle silver tea spoons to make unique jewellery items.
What an interesting way to spend a Saturday and, as it was raining, the Marrickville Town Hall was a beautiful venue for a day of shopping for something different.
Love designer fashion but hate the prices? This market is definitely one to visit as there were plenty of brands available in preloved clothes and shoes including: Chloe, Gucci, Oroton, sass & bide, Versace, Country Road, Willow, White Suede, Karen Millen and more.
So what did I buy? I love handmade jewellery so I spoilt myself with jewellery from a few of the stallholders. My other purchases were gifts for Christmas, which is just around the corner so my list is a little shorter and it's still only November.
One of my purchases - handmade jewellery from Rocheen Vintage.
Round She Goes market is held a few times per year in Sydney so if you are interested in attending next year here's the website to sign up for the newsletter and keep informed of upcoming dates. Or see photos and more information on the Facebook page.