Are you convinced of the many benefits of buying and selling second-hand clothing? Want to try it out but not sure where to start? Or are you still not quite convinced yet? Well, either way, pop around to one of these markets in Sydney and you’ll learn to love second-hand, vintage fashion!
I’ve ventured around Sydney to bring you the top 5 markets for the best second-hand finds:
Every Saturday 10am – 4pm
The go-to market to find amazing second-hand pieces. Glebe is a very popular market for many fashion lovers. It’s a frequent hangout for uni students and fashionistas, whether it is to stock up on some awesome vintage outfits or to sell their pre-loved clothes to fund their next shopping spree (or meal). It’s a great way to spend your Saturday, as there’s always live music from 12-3pm, some pretty funky food stalls and an area where you can relax and lie down on the grass and some vitamin D in you.
Every Saturday & Sunday 9am – 3pm
One of Sydney’s favourite outdoor second-hand, bric-a-brac and antique markets! With a history of over 20 years, the markets are located on the grounds of Rozelle Public School with a beautiful outdoor setting, and has earned a reputation for being a fantastic place to catch up with friends and to bag some unique finds. There’s a huge variety of pre-loved antiques, collectables, fashion, jewellery, art and music, you’re almost guaranteed to find something you’ll like. You may also come across some pretty awesome entertainment by some local performers.
Surry Hills Markets
First Saturday of every month 7am – 4pm
The Surry Hills Markets specialises in handmade, second-hand and recycled goods. You’ll be able to find a huge range of pre-loved and vintage fashion, from secondhand designer labels to some fun and quirky pieces. It’s run by the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre and proceeds go back into the local community. It is also located right across from Messina! Who can say no to ice-cream? 🙂
Art, Design & Fashion Market – second Sunday of every month 9am – 3pm
General Market – fourth Saturday of every month 7am – 3pm
Located on the Northern side of the Harbour Bridge, right by Milsons Point Station, the Kirribilli Markets presents up to 220 stalls offers a wide range of vintage and recycled fashion. Whether it is the Art, Design & Fashion Market, or the General Market, Kirribilli has a vibrant atmosphere stalls selling not only fashion, but antiques, homewares, collectibles and much more! With the General Market, like the name suggests, you will pretty much find anything and everything you could think of getting at a market. The markets are run by the Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, and once again all profits go straight back to the local community!
Every Sunday 10am – 4pm
Located on the beachfront of one of Sydney’s most famous beaches, the Bondi Markets is a great Sunday hangout for family and friends. The atmosphere there is incredible and you’ll definitely be able to find some bargains, whether it be clothing, jewellery, arts, crafts, homewares, retro furniture and so much more! Tired from walking around the markets? Grab a coffee or a drink and go relax on the beach! Proceeds also go to the Bondi Beach Public School, which uses the funds for many of its educational programs, equipment and facilities.