Ah, markets. Nothing puts a bigger smile on our faces than snagging a bargain. There’s almost nothing you can’t find at markets, if you look hard enough. There’s old clothes (erm, we mean vintage), artwork, zines, bric-a-brac, jewellery, pottery, food, music, books and so much more.
Trust us, going to the markets and returning with something valuable is a serious skill. Alas, we can’t teach you the skills and ways of how to get the best products from a market. What we can teach you is where the best markets are, and what they’re good for.
Good for: vintage fashion, jewellery, the best gozleme, music, books, entertainment
With its alternative style and character, Glebe is your go-to market for rare finds and vintage clothing that you know no one else will have. It’s got some stunning one-off jewellery pieces, as well as classic books and records. Don’t forget to try the gozleme there, it is delicious. Then sit on the lawn, soak up some rays and listen to the live bands perform.
Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Every Saturday 10:00 – 16:00
The Rocks Markets
Good for: All things Aussie, jewellery, handbags, cosmetics, candles and food
The Rocks Markets truly are the place to go if you’re looking for any and all things Aussie. Most notably is the groovy and interesting Australian artwork, often disguising itself in wine holders, placemats and coasters. It’s also got some one-off jewellery pieces, nothing too flash, mostly costume jewellery. If you make it to the end of the markets without buying at least one gourmet food product which has been offered by a persuasive vendor, then you’ve done well.
http://www.therocks.com/sydney-Shopping-The_Rocks_Markets-The_Rocks_Markets.htmThe Rock, Sydney
Every Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm
Good for: everything and anything
Paddy’s Markets is arguably the ultimate market. It’s got everything you could ever need, albeit not always great quality, but that’s beside the point. It’s got your fresh food, fried food, cheap clothes, wigs, bric-a-brac, cosmetics, yapping toy dogs, lots more kids toys, handbags and is probably the best place to find a costume for a dress-up party.
Every Wednesday-Monday 9am-5pm
Bondi Markets and Bondi Farmer’s Markets
Good for: clothing, arts and crafts, homewares, fresh produce
Bondi Beach Public School is hopscotch, skip and a jump from the sandy shores of Sydney’s iconic beach. Each weekend it’s transformed into a market place for shoppers of all ages. On the Saturday head down to North Bondi for the Farmer’s Markets where you’ll find fresh fruit and veg, organic meat, flowers, artisan bread, cheese, jams and more. Come back on the Sunday for some clothes and homewares shopping, where you’ll find beautiful designer clothing, artwork and more.
North Bondi, NSW
Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
Eveleigh Farmer’s Markets
Good for: food, food and food.
Eveleigh Farmer’s Market showcases over 70 NSW and ACT farmers and artisan food products. Here, you’ll find seasonal and homemade produce that our farmers have grown, reared or made. Eveleigh Farmer’s Market if perfect for foodies who love fresh produce, picked and packed especially for the Eveleigh market shopper.
243 Wilson St, Darlington NSW
Every Saturday 8am-1pm
Good for: bric-a-brac, vintage jewellery, antiques, international food, garage stalls
At the Rozelle markets you’ll find almost everything your vintage-loving-heart desires. They’ve got furniture, records, books, vintage clothing and jewellery. They’ve even got garage sale stalls that sell speciality antiques and collectables. There’s a massive selection of international food and even a tarot card reader from time to time.
Every Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm
663 Darling St Rozelle
Flemington Flower Markets
Good for: flowers- of all kinds
Known as Australia’s largest flower market for fresh cut flowers, Sydney Flower Market has been a part of Sydney’s market tradition since The First Fleet. There’s a bit of incidental history for you! Unsurprisingly, what you’ll find here are flowers. Beautiful, beautiful flowers. You will also find some potted plants as well as ribbon, wrap, foam and other sundries and everything a flower lover could ever want.
Sydney Markets Plaza Business and Shopping Centre, 250-318 Parramatta Rd
Every Saturday 5am – 11am