Julie is the author of a number of guidebooks, including 'Melbourne's Best Bush Bay and City Walks' & 'Melbourne for Dogs' (with RSPCA). Read more of her adventures at her walks blog: walksmelbourne.com
Published May 11th 2012
Jiniku Stall @ Sisters Market (c) Janine Lawrie
The Sisters' Market, which is held on occasional dates throughout the year in either Northcote or Brunswick, is the place to go for locally made, finally crafted and very unique art, gifts, women and children's clothing, jewellery, stationery, beauty products, toys and of course the ever important coffee, bagels, artisan bread, cupcakes, and other bits of yuminess. There are so many wonderful markets in Melbourne, that sometimes you feel as though you are seeing the same thing over and again, but as a hardened market-goer, I can say this is not the case at the Sisters Market, so it's well worth a look.
Sophie's Cleanskins Natural Skincare at Sisters Market (c) Janine Lawrie
The Markets are held in the Town Halls, making them weather proof and a good option for even cool and rainy days. The market is currently only being held in Northcote Town Hall for the remainder of the year, while its usual venue in Brunswick Town Hall is being renovated.
Remaining dates for 2012: Saturday 18th August 10am - 4pm Saturday 20th October 10am - 4pm Friday 7th December 5pm - 9pm Saturday 8th December 10am - 4pm
The December dates will be perfect for picking up some really unusual and beautiful Christmas gifts, so get the dates in your diary and support these inspiring local stallholders.