Sydney Market Review: Glebe Markets

I got to thank Carrie Bradshaw for turning me into a vintage shopper addict. There’s something about owning a beautiful old product, perhaps it’s the fact they lived a more interesting life than I ever will.Whatever it is, the Glebe Markets is a vintage shopper’s paradise. Opened every Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm all year round, it’s peppered with interesting finds. If you’ve got the chance, check out the guy who makes wind chimes out of spoons.

General layout of the Glebe Markets. Photo: Tina Tek

General layout of the Glebe Markets. Photo: Tina Tek

As it‘s set on the oval playgrounds of Glebe Public School, it gives the stalls an Aussie bush background with all the eucalyptus trees, wild grass and remnants of bark and dried leaves on the ground. The stalls will remind you of your grandma’s attic, from the ubiquitous amounts of vinyl records, to the overflowing racks of denim overalls, tan brogues and glomesh clutches, it’s something Zooey Deschanel would go nuts over. It’ll be a sin if I didn’t show you what goodies are on offer in visual mode:

We know what cool piece we should buy this summer - overalls! Photo: Tina Tek

We know what cool piece we should buy this summer – overalls! Photo: Tina Tek

Wide selection of vintage bags. Photo: Tina Tek

Wide selection of vintage bags. Photo: Tina Tek

Tribal fabrics. Photo: Tina Tek

Tribal fabrics. Photo: Tina Tek

Tan brogues at affordable prices. Photo: Tina Tek

Tan brogues at affordable prices. Photo: Tina Tek

Zombie keyrings. Photo: Tina Tek

Zombie keyrings. Photo: Tina Tek

For those who aren’t keen on fashion, there’s a great selection of food stalls available as well. From farmer’s selling freshly made yoghurt to organic rye bread, there’s something for everyone. If you’re stomach’s growling after strolling around the markets, you should check out this cute little food stall called Chai Watta and give their pancakes a go.

Chai Watta - excellent place for pancakes. Photo: Tina Tek

Chai Watta – excellent place for pancakes. Photo: Tina Tek

If you’re a dedicated foodie, it’ll be best if you went to the Eveleigh Markets for a wider selection of fresh produce. Personally, I feel the Glebe Markets will always be known for stocking pre-loved clothing and vinyl records rather than selling gourmet foods. Some have also commented how difficult it is to manoeuvre around the stalls, but I feel this adds to the market vibe of  the Glebe Markets. One thing I’ve noticed is while genuine second-hand stalls are still available, they aren’t around as often and more of the newer stalls are offering handmade goods or new products. Whilst prices of food and products are climbing at a steady rate.

All in all, the Glebe Markets is a fun way to spend Saturday mornings frolicking around to find one-off bohemian pieces and cool vinyl records from AC/DC.

Details:

Where: Glebe Public School on Glebe Point Rd.

When: Every Saturday from 10 am – 4pm.

Type: Flea market

Activities: Shopping for pre-loved clothing and accessories.

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