Hi everyone, I'm Jessica from Little Henry Lee! While Liv and Dave are busy moving their lives halfway around the world I've been asked to share a little guest post with you. As you all know, theyíre moving to Sydney, and being a local I thought I'd share some of my favourite second hand and vintage markets that I think are worth paying a visit if you ever find yourself in the area.
1. Sydney Alternative & Rock N Roll Markets
When: every second month, the next one is on Sunday, 2nd December
Times: 10:30am - 5:30pm
Where: Manning Bar, Sydney University, Camperdown
What You'll Find: some vintage and a lot of vintage inspired new clothing and jewellery, as well as live music
My Thoughts: this is a great little event that I've been to several times in the last couple of years. It's very much geared towards rockabilly and 1950s fashion and because there's live music and a bar it makes for a really great day out.
2. Glebe Markets
When: every Saturday
Where: Glebe Public School, corner of Derby Place & Glebe Pt. Road
What Youíll Find: new and second hand clothing, records, books and bric-a-brac
My Thoughts: I've only been to these markets once before but they're in a great location, right on the edge of the city. Bonus points for having a large Salvation Army store a few minutes walk away, and I highly recommend brunch at Badde Manors CafÈ on the same street as well as a general wander down Glebe Pt Road.
3. Rozelle Markets
When: every Saturday & Sunday
Where: Rozelle Public School, 663 Darling St, Rozelle
What Youíll Find: second hand clothing, records, books and bric-a-brac
My Thoughts: these markets are deceptively large as they actually spread all the way to the back of the school grounds and you can't see most of the stalls from the outside. Rozelle and the neighbouring suburb of Balmain are really lovely for walk around in the sun, and while you're there it's definitely worth popping into either of the two Adriano Zumbo patisseries for some of his famous macarons.
4. Gordon Markets
When: the 2nd Sunday of every month
Where: Wade Lane, Gordon
What Youíll Find: second hand books, records, bric-a-brac, clothing and fresh baked goods
My Thoughts: My local markets! They're about a 30-40minute train ride from city but perfectly easy to get to if you're willing to travel (you can see the markets from the train station) and dead easy for me as I live a 5 minute drive away. I've found so many great things here over the years, though I'll admit I don't think I've ever bought clothes here. It's mostly people's second hand things with one or two dedicated book sellers and a fresh cake stall or two, but itís also undercover so you can count on these markets going ahead rain, hail or shine!
5. 50s Fair
When: Annually, next year's date hasn't been announced yet
Times: from 10:00am
Where: Rose Seidler House, 71 Clissold Road Wahroonga
What You'll Find: live music, vintage fashion shows/modelling, vintage and vintage inspired clothes and bric-a-brac
My Thoughts: I've been to the fair the past two years and it's definitely worth a visit! There's quite an expensive entry fee and it's more of an event than just markets, and you also have to wait a full year for it to come around again, but it really is a wonderful day out. Everyone is dressed up so beautifully and it's the perfect excuse to do the same yourself! It's also in my local area so it's super easy for me to get to, but people come from far and wide for this fair and they bring their vintage cars with them.
6. Love Vintage Show
When: Twice a year, next year's dates not announced yet
Where: Cantebury Racecourse Function Centre, King St, Cantebury
What You'll Find: vintage and some vintage inspired fashion, jewellery and bric-a-brac, live fashion shows and tips
My Thoughts: a fantastic vintage event that I went to for the first time this year. There are so many beautiful things to look through and prices range from the very cheap to the very expensive. I went expecting everything to be out of my price range but I did manage to come away with a few things and enjoyed just looking at the rest of it.
Thanks Jessica! It's great to have you as a guest over here. It's so helpful while moving.
I will check these places out when we are getting there.
Packing, boxing and having our leaving party, (sob!)
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