Melbourne's premier pre-loved fashion event celebrates 6yrs
It has been six years since Take 2 Markets launched in Melbourne. This pre-loved market has blossomed into a thriving recycled fashion, second-hand and vintage fashion event, with regular markets held in Victoria throughout the year.
What would you say are your most satisfying achievements to date with Take 2 Markets?
Seeing women embracing the markets and making secondhand shopping part of their lifestyle. What started as a hobby has become a popular and successful business and I'm so lucky to have met so many wonderful people along the way, a lot of whom are now friends. I've collaborated with other businesses (Circa Vintage, Barkly Square), making Take 2 Markets connected to the fashion community in a way that it wasn't at the beginning, when it was seen as just another "market".
Shoes-a-plenty at Take2Market's first ever market!
Can you tell us about the fashion items sold at Take 2 Markets?
The quality of pre-loved goods at the market just keeps getting better, and we've built a strong customer and social media following. Women are dressing so much better and being more inventive and creative with fashion! It's been lovely to see Take 2 become a true fashion event and one that people dress up for.
We've also managed to pick up a couple of awards along the way which has been great.
Can you tell us about any recent awards you've picked up?
Take 2 Markets has just been chosen as one of ten Victorian businesses to feature in "Small Business Big Future", an exhibition which is part of Victoria's Small Business Festival in August. The exhibition kicks off at Fed Square (more details coming soon).
For Take 2 Market's 6th Birthday market on Sunday 21st July, there will be a handful of raffle prizes awarded to the public, as well as:
The first 100 shoppers will receive a 2-for-1 movie pass to see Before Midnight starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.
DRESS UP! There will be a prize for the best dressed shopper. We will take photos of fabulously dressed shoppers and you can vote for your favourite on Facebook.
Rina Chia also exclusively reveals that one stall holder at Take 2 Market's 6th Birthday, will be selling a very special pair of Manolo Blahnik heels on the day:
If you're looking to update your wardrobe with gently loved quality clothing pieces, do pop down to Northcote Town Hall on the 21st July and grab yourself a sustainable fashion bargain.
Alternatively, if you have a wardrobe full of unworn clothes, and would like to earn some extra cash by selling them at a future Take 2 Market event, get in touch with Rina at Take 2 Markets to book in for a stall.
Subsequent markets coming up: Bendigo Town Hall Sunday 15 September are now on sale via the website. Still a couple of spots available for Strictly Vintage on Saturday 3 August at Northcote Town Hall).
It's been quite a journey for Take 2 Markets and the best is yet to come.