Shop till You Drop: 10 Melbourne Markets You Need to Visit
Celebrating local artisans, makers, collectors and artists, Melbourne’s market scene offers a rich bounty of clothing, accessories, and homewares, from pre-loved threads to upcycled gems. We guarantee the weekend pilgrimage is well worth the trek. What’s more, you’ll save a tonne of cash, support local, small businesses and do your bit for the environment.
So, after brunch this weekend, why not skip the usual shopping haunts and head straight to the markets instead? You may be surprised by what you discover.
The weekly Camberwell Market is a treasure trove of rare finds, drawing people from all across the city. Selling pre-loved threads, vintage homewares and trinkets aplenty, this long-running flea market has reached cult status. Starting a bit earlier than the other Melbourne markets, you'll need to forgo your Sunday morning sleep in. But we guarantee you won't be disappointed.
Every Sunday, 6:30am-12:30pm
Market Place, Camberwell
Spruce up your wardrobe with quality vintage finds at the Round She Goes market. Over 60 stalls hawk retro frocks, pre-loved designer garb and original accessories that get you feeling fresh and fine. What we love about this market is that all stalls are handpicked and curated by the organisers, so you won’t have to rifle for long before you find something you love.
Three Sundays per year, 10am-3pm
90 Bell Street, Coburg
It’s a celebration of all things artisan and original at this eclectic artists’ market in Fitzroy. Purchase beautiful fashion, homewares and design, and meet the makers who put heart and soul into their craft. When all that browsing gets you peckish, the market’s onsite diner The Young Bloods is on hand for all your brunching needs.
Every weekend, 11am-5pm
60 Rose Street, Fitzroy
For lovers of all things creative, handcrafted and artisan, this bi-annual market will spark delight and empty wallets. Designers and makers will be showcasing everything from ceramics and homewares to ethical fashion and jewellery, while a line-up of wholesome food trucks sort out lunch.
Bi-annual (Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter)
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton
Located in the leafy grounds of the Heide Museum of Modern Art’s sculpture park, this makers’ market welcomes you to browse handmade ceramics, slow fashion and eclectic art before lazing on the grass with an almond latte (and sneaky sweet pastry).
Second Saturday of every month, 10am-3pm
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen
Rare plants, handmade ceramics, creative workshops and coffee – it sounds like a Melbournian’s dream. Botanica Collective Makers Market is family-friendly, pet-friendly and free to attend. It’s a great opportunity to have a browse and pick up pretty plants with names like rhaphidophora tetrasperma and watermelon peperomia. Now, we’re intrigued.
142-144 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
Looking for a new read? Stop into Melbourne’s famed Queen Victoria Market each Sunday to check out the weekly book market. Browse over 5000 new and pre-loved books, many of which could be yours for just the spare change in your pocket. Whether you’re into sci-fi, art, cooking, adventure, romance or travel, there’s bound to be a title that will absorb the rest of your Sunday.
Queen Victoria Market, Queen Street, Melbourne
A keen eye and a quick hand will score you a bevy of vintage treasures, from pre-loved designer fashion and antiques to books and bric-a-brac. Rifling through suitcases filled with hidden gold makes for a fun and interactive morning, with music, food and drink to keep the good vibes flowing.
430 Chapel Street, South Yarra
An award-winning sustainability centre and urban farm, each Saturday CERES holds a friendly organic market complete with mouth-watering produce fresh from its own grounds. Brunswick’s favourite community garden also plays host to a weekly Makers and Flea Market where stall vendors offer up a magical collection of locally handmade, vintage, up-cycled, pre-loved and eco-friendly gifts.
Stewart Street & Roberts Street, Brunswick East
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