Rozelle Markets

Rozelle Markets


Posted 2011-10-11 by Carisma follow
I recently paid tribute to one of Sydney's greatest fashion traditions: vintage shopping. I spent an enjoyable day at , where along with other bargain hunters, I scoured the racks looking for cheap vintage and contemporary fashion items. is open every Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm, and is held on the grounds of Rozelle Public School. Since 1991, this market has been a haven for shoppers and sellers alike. Shoppers are able to indulge their passion for bargain hunting, whilst sellers are able to find new customers, and clear out old stock. As the majority of merchandise is one of a kind, there are new items every week, making every trip to a new adventure.

The markets consist of a variety of stalls, each offering a range of goods. The merchandise is truly unique, and varies from stall to stall. Stalls appear to fall into one of three categories. First, there are the stalls run by spring-cleaners. Merchandise found here generally comes from the homes and offices of the stall owners, and bears a strong resemblance to a garage sale. These stalls tend to have second-hand books, clothing and household items, as well as many unused new items (usually unwanted gifts). Shoppers can find many one-off antiques, as well as items hard to find in stores.

Next, there are the stalls run by budding designers. Aspiring designers of clothing, accessories and homewares display their own designs and original pieces. These stalls are great for fashionistas who love brand-name items without the normal brand-name prices. Additionally, for those with an interest in creating and showcasing their own fashion pieces, is a great way to gain the interest and attention of future customers.
Lastly, and this is probably the highlight of any visit, there are the food stalls. pays homage to Sydney's multicultural heritage by offering a cross-cultural array of food choices. There's Australian coffee, European desserts, and Turkish gozleme, to name a few. For a new experience, why not try the Russian desserts? They're cheap, and come in a range of flavours, suitable for all taste buds.

As I'm not a morning person, my late arrival meant that I got to pick up some amazing bargains by sellers desperate to offload their goods. I now consider myself the proud new owner of $1 purple high heels, an $8 brooch necklace, and a $5 winter coat. To finish a perfect day, I celebrated my shopping successes with a croissant and coffee by the water at a nearby French café. What more could anyone want? Life in Sydney is, as the French say, magnifique.

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