Sydney Market Review: Rozelle Markets

The only way you can describe about the Rozelle Markets in Sydney, it’s a second-hand haven filled with rusty shopping baskets, gaudy beaded necklaces and tea sets. Opened every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm at Rozelle Public School, if you’re looking to re-decorate your room on a budget, you should really visit the Rozelle Markets. If there’s advice I can give you, is to arrive early in order to pick up one off treasures.

The front of the Rozelle Markets. Photo: Tina Tek

The front of the Rozelle Markets. Photo: Tina Tek

Upon arrival, I scanned around quickly to my favourite stalls which sold an array of white glomesh clutches and wrestling with discarded sequin dresses while the atmosphere was filled with soothing acoustic music. Eating a cheese and bacon roll, I smiled as I picked up an old AC/DC vinyl record. The Rozelle Markets has all the ¬†ingredients needed for the creative genius, or a practical bargain hunter. For me personally, I love the vibrant colours and the plethora of glassware that’s on offer at Rozelle.

Vibrant sewing cotton strings on offer. Photo: Tina Tek

Vibrant sewing cotton strings on offer. Photo: Tina Tek

Colourful glass bottles and bold ceramic mugs on offer. Photo: Tina Tek

Colourful glass bottles and bold ceramic mugs on offer. Photo: Tina Tek

Antique jewellery porn at its finest. Photo: Tina Tek

Antique jewellery porn at its finest. Photo: Tina Tek

Unlike Paddington, Bondi and Glebe markets, you won’t find any designer jewellery or clothing stalls here, making it more like an extensive garage sale than your typical established market. ¬†There aren’t many markets around Sydney that have stayed true to its flea-like atmosphere like Rozelle does and I hope it doesn’t become a commercialised market place that sells overpriced vintage pieces.

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