We’ve taken the work out of finding the best markets for fashion. Whether looking in your own state, or traveling interstate, here’s the guide you need to find the best markets for fashion in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane. From West to East, here’s the low-down for finding great outfits and accessories over the rest of the summer months. Here’s your summer guide to the best markets for fashion in Australia.
Western Australia’s best loved market is located not in Perth, but Freo. Along with all the usual market finds, there’s also pre-loved, all kinds of accessories and non-designer labels as well. Not huge in the latest wiz-bang fashion trends in clothing, but you never know what little gems you’re going to come across.
Where: Corner of Henderson Street and South Terrace, Fremantle
When: Fridays 8-8; Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays 8am-6pm
EBENEZER NIGHT MARKET
Adelaide’s summer favourite, this night market is a high-spirited event filled with the city’s most creative artists and local businesses – including a great variety of fashion vendors. Ebenezer Place is rapidly becoming a favourite daytime haunt for locals. But absolutely everyone comes out to play when it’s beautifully lit up with festoon lighting during the night market. Not to be missed, this is an award winning market that is a popular as it is fun.
Where: Ebenezer Place, Adelaide
When: February 9, 16, 23, 24. March 3 & 10. 5.30pm-10.30pm
LABELS STYLE MARKET
Just a few years old, this fashion-filled market has made its mark in Adelaide. It’s held in a cool indoor space called Plant 4 Bowden, it used to be an industrial plant. The Labels Style Market offers shoppers the chance to shop the runway, right there and then, but with the added bonus of being able to browse a wider range on offer at designers stalls along with being able to try everything on! Popular with local fashion bloggers, there’s also plenty of food and photo-ops.
Where: Plant 4, Bowden
When: February 25
GILLES STREET MARKET
Loved by locals for connecting shoppers to design talent, the Gilles St Market is a social favourite. Focused squarely on fashion and design, you’ll find emerging designers, designer samples, retail clearances and vintage fashion.
Where: Gilles Street Primary School
When: 4 & 18 February, 4 March
The newest addition to Adelaide’s market scene, the Unley Market is set in one of Adelaide’s fashionable suburbs. Unley is home to many retail, designer and fashion outlets. Set to become a fashion-fan favourite, many of the stall holders are Etsy Owners selling on-trend pieces, vintage garments and handmade jewellery.
Where: Unley Shopping Centre Carpark
When: 23 March 10am-3pm
STIRLING LANEWAYS MARKET
Running for seven months, each Sunday market is a special themed affair filled with unique entertainment, garden and home decor, boutiques, emerging designers and loads of local talent. Whether you come dressed up or dressed down, you’ll delight in the engaging atmosphere.
Where: Stirling, Adelaide Hills
When: 25 February, 25 March & 22 April, 10am-4pm
CAMPBELLTOWN MOONLIGHT MARKETS
How does a balmy Friday evening sipping wine and tasting cheese sound? While this market mostly focuses on food vendors, there are also a handful of impressive fashion and decor stalls held by local designers. Forget cheap fast food and opt for handmade-with-love freshness. As the name suggests, you’ll shop for uniqueness under the stars.
Where: Thorndon Park, Paradise
When: 2February, 2 March 6pm-10pm
THE NIGHT MARKET – Queen Vic Market
Melbourne’s premier traditional market that plays host to a number of clothing stalls turns on the vibe during the summer months with its iconic Night Market. Not only a a great place to check out all kinds of clothing and accessories, this family friendly market includes food, lifestyle, bars and free entertainment.
Where: Corner Queen and Therry Streets
When: until 11 April from 5pm-10pm
BLENDER ARTIST MARKET
A showcase of Melbourne’s most artistic minds, the Blender Artist Market just keeps getting bigger. From beautiful hand made art and fashions to live music and a variety of food trucks, there’s plenty to do.
Where: The District, Docklands Drive, Docklands
When: Friday nights, 5pm-9pm
CAMBERWELL SUNDAY MARKET
Vintage Fan? Then throw on your bell bottoms and head to Camberwell’s Sunday Market. This beautiful family-friendly market also offers last season’s wardrobe at almost three quarters the price and loads of pre-loved goodies!
Where: The carpark, Station Street Camberwell
When: Sundays 6:30am-12:30pm
THE ROSE STREET MARKET
Looking for the latest in fashion, art, and design? Then this market is a must-visit for trend hunters! All your “on trend” finds, but also including handmade accessories and art. Once a junkyard, The Rose Street Market now comes dressed-up with eye-catching decor and bright stalls!
Where: 60 Rose Street, Fitzroy
When: Saturdays and Sundays 11am-5pm
ST KILDA ESPLANADE MARKET
Popular with locals and tourists alike, the St Kilda Esplanade Market includes not only clothing, accessories and craft, but fabric and textiles stalls including tie-dye fabrics and re-cycled textiles. With lots of emerging designers and boutiques, you’ll find what you’re looking for if unique designs are what you’re after. Food & homewares too.
Where: The Esplanade, St Kilda
When: Sundays 10am- 5pm
Hobart’s Salamanca Markets are probably the most iconic of the lot. Set in Hobart’s beautiful waterfront along Salamanca Place, this is a large market featuring over 300 stalls. Along with traditional food and produce stalls, you’ll find unique fashion pieces, accessories and print fabrics. Situated next to Hobart’s cafe and restuarant hub, this is one enjoyable market and definitely not to be missed when visiting Tassie.
Where: Salamanca Place, Hobart
When: Saturdays 8.30am-3pm
Australia’s most famous beach holds its own relaxing, chic and trendy Sunday market. From emerging fashion designers to one-of-a-kind art pieces to chic trendy accessories and handmade goodies, the market is a short walk up the hill from the beach.
Where: Bondi Beach Public School Campbell Parade, Bondi
When: Sundays 9am-4pm
SYDNEY BOUTIQUE MARKETS
Specialising in emerging designers and brands, the Sydney Boutique Markets pops up every first Sunday of the month. These markets are large, diverse and colourful, with something for every style and personality. A great place to meet budding Aussie designers. Held on the first Sunday of every month.
Where: Rouse Hill Town Centre
When: 4 March 10am-4pm
Sydney’s best known market, the iconic Paddy’s Markets runs on Saturdays, rain or shine. Jewellery, accessories, emerging fashion designers and loads more. Full of character, characters and a great place to chat with stall holders and small business owners and designers.
Where: 395-435 Oxford St Paddington
When Saturdays, 10am-4pm
New and recycled fashion, loads of accessories including great jewellery and home to many emerging fashion designers. (Also an organised collection point by the Smith Family for unsold recycled clothing.)
Where: Burton St, Milsons Point
When: 11 March
Love browsing through designer wares and meeting the creatives behind the product. Then this market is especially for you. A pop up market that often appears at local shopping centres, this is a growing market offering unique fashion and accessories that are definitely not available in the large retail hubs of Sydney. Specially established for designers to show off their pieces, aside from the pop-ups, the Designer Markets will be held on the last Sunday of the Month throughout 2018.
Where: Kinchin Lane, Stockland Wetherill Park
When: 25 February 10am-4pm
YOUNG DESIGNERS MARKET
Offering cutting edge designs in fashion, jewellery and prints, the Young Designers Markets provides stalls to around 80 talented Queensland designers. The markets require stall holders to be offering their own designs, so this is the right place to meet some of Queensland’s up-and-coming designers. Located next to the Collective markets, the popular Young Designers Market is held once a month. Wander over to The adjoining Collective Markets when you’re done! Held on the first Sunday of every month.
Where: Little Stanley St, South Bank
When: 4 March 10am-4pm
Popular with both tourists situated along Brisbane’s picturesque South Bank, the Collective Markets are are the place to head for more fashion, jewellery and accessories. also referred to as the South Bank Markets. Taking place on Friday nights and every weekend, the Collective Markets buzz with summer vibes, food stalls and everything else besides.
Where: Stanley St Plaza, South Bank
When: Fridays 5pm- 9:pm, Saturdays 10am-9pm, Sundays 9am-4pm