The Suitcase Rummage at Federation Square is a great and fun little stop to make on a weekend afternoon out in the Melbourne CBD. Essentially, this is not dissimilar to a local Sunday market - but one which is beautifully influenced by its surroundings and location.
Sitting inside the Atrium - the entranceway via Flinders St to the NGV - the Rummage is a vivid and busy representation of Melbourne culture. Should you turn around and look back out onto Flinders St; you'll find this to be further enhanced by the entranceway forming a perfect walkway from the NGV up the world famous Hosier lane.
The view looking out from the Rummage to Flinders Street and Hosier Lane beyond...
The concept of the Rummage itself is rather straightforward and simple; bring a suitcase full of stuff you wish to sell and off you go! Yet, should be said too; many folks either fit in a remarkable amount or bring more than couple of cases. As opposed to being a bad thing however this just serves to further enhance the variety of goods on offer.
Perhaps not surprisingly, due to the proximity to NGV Australia you will find a good array of art well represented in the mix. Alongside this, there are cool old vinyl records, nifty gifts and all other manner of things that go towards marking an art market crafty and cool.
A sample of the items one can find at the Suitcase Rummage.
What's more, the proximity of the Rummage offers another great draw: cafe's are literally just steps from the stalls setup. So, if uncertain what the best leather jacket is to purchase while on an empty stomach; go ahead and grab a coffee and muffin to serves as props as you make your big sartorial decision.
All up, the Suitcase Rummage is a great 'very Melbourne' thing to visit on a Sunday. With this, just a quiet word to say its best to check the website below as it is not at time of writing a weekly event. Yet, even if only held now and then: odds are good you'll find yourself keen to pay a visit every time its held.
The Suitcase Rummage and Atrium entrance as seen from Flinders Street
Hi Jeank, Raque and Carrk,
Can say per the mention in the review it is indeed not a weekly thing. This said, the dates for 2015 can be found as follows;
Sunday 12 April | 11am - 4pm
Sunday 14 June | 11am - 4pm
Sunday 2 August | 11am - 4pm
Sunday 1 November | 11am - 4pm
Kind've a hard spot but if you look to the left when you click the link above (also below for ease-of-access) you should see the on the left side;
Hope you enjoy your time at the Rummage in future:)