As a Sydney local, one of my favourite things to do on a Sunday is to visit the Bondi Market. Situated in Bondi Beach Public School at Campbell Parade, opposite the iconic Bondi Beach. Famous for its relaxed beach lifestyle, it attracts an eclectic bunch of people from locals, celebrities to visitors, all here to have the warmth caress their faces.
The market’s sells a splendid selection of bags, hand-made jewellery, clothing and home decors that you won’t find in a large department store. Cashmere coats, scarves and battered leather bags hanging on tree branches which add a bohemian atmosphere to the place. Then, if you listen carefully in the background, you can hear the hissing of the sausages being cooked on the barbie.
There are many treasures to be discovered at the Bondi Market. I’ve found everything from a $5 gold glomesh purse to a mahogany dressing table for $100. However, if you spot a designer dress for instance, be prepared to pay around $150 or so. As I know many readers demand pictures of what this place has to offer, I’ll post them to you.
However, in the past few years of visiting the place, the Bondi Market is starting to become a gentrified department store. Perhaps it’s the fact you can pay using EFTPOS – now that’s some up-market move (pun intended). Or that there are some sellers who are hesitant when you utter the word ‘bargain’. When you take bargaining out of the equation, the modest market turns into a spruced up area that will lose its rawness quickly. I hope the Bondi Market’s doesn’t fall victim to that.
Where: Bondi Markets are located at Bondi Beach Public School on Campbell Parade opposite Bondi Beach.
When: Every Sunday, 10 am – 4pm.
Type: Flea market
Activities: Shopping and sight-seeing
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