As far as secondhand clothing markets go, Brisbane is spoilt for choice. From perusing high-end racks, to rummaging through somebody’s suitcases, there are plenty of pre-loved bargains to be had. Here’s a list of five of the best Brisbane markets you need to muscle in on.
You’ll literally be on cloud nine after visiting this bi-monthly market at Cloudland. Held on Level 3 under a glass skylight, this high end market will take your wardrobe to new heights, with labels such as sass & bide, Cmeo Collective, Camilla, Finders Keepers, Sasha Drake, Ginger & Smart, Zimmermann, Witchery, Leona Edmiston, Mimco, Seed and Oroton on offer! Most garments are barely worn or still have tags attached, and go for anywhere between $5 – $100. And if that’s not enough, where else can you shop at secondhand markets in air-conditioned comfort with a glass of champagne in hand?
For a very luxe take on markets, try Boudoir Bazaar at their next soiree.
When: 12-4pm, Sunday August 21
Address: Cloudland, 641 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
Entry: $2 at the door
St Augustine’s Jumble Sale
There’s a reason why people line up for half an hour before the doors even open for this monthly jumble sale… it’s one of the hottest Brisbane rummages on the books!
Once inside the hall it’s pretty much a mosh pit, with garments and elbows flying around! It’s definitely worth the danger though, with plenty of preloved and vintage to choose from, with leather belts for $1, garments from $3, a room dedicated to women’s shoes, and a boutique section backstage filled with labels and designer garb for those hunting for some extra special gold.
When: 9:15am-11:15am on the first Wednesday of every month
Where: 56 Racecourse Rd, Hamilton
Eagle Farm Markets Closet Cleanout
This monthly Closet Cleanout attracts high profile sellers such as Hit105 newsreader Courtney Barker, Brisbane stylist Rachele Edson and Pretty Dresses in the Laundry blogger Kate Nutting, so If you’re there bang on 7am I can guarantee you will score the cream of the Brisbane fashion crop!
Secondhand certainly doesn’t mean second best at these markets, with all of the leading labels on offer, from Forever New, sass & bide, ASOS, Seed, Witchery and Shakuhachi, to Cmeo the Label, River Island and Backstage. Prices range between $2 – $50 for clothing, shoes and accessories so you’re bound to snap up some style on a shoestring!
The Closet Cleanout has it’s own designated area with up to 25 stalls arranged against the gorgeous Eagle Farm grandstand, and conveniently located near a stall selling chocolate-filled donuts! Need I say more?!
When: 7am -12:30pm on the last Sunday of every month
Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse, Racecourse Road, Ascot
Entry: $2 per person
If you’re not one of those ‘morning people’, then this is your market! Sleep late and trundle into the city for a thrifting session that kicks off at the godly hour of 12pm, on the first and third Sunday of every month.
Hundreds of suitcases overflowing with mainly women’s clothing fill Brisbane Square for the fortnightly thrift-fest, with plenty of basics and brands such as ASOS, Topshop, Witchery, Country Road, Zara, Verge Girl, sass & bide, Fifth the label and Finders Keepers for sale. There’s also a wide range of vintage garments and handmade goods on offer.
Across the board the prices are pretty darn cheap, starting at 50 cents for accessories and $2.50 – $5 for garments, making it one of the most affordable markets in Brisbane. You’ll also save money on a gym membership with the amount of squats you’ll do to rummage at ground level!
When: 12-5pm on the first and third Sunday of every month
Where: Brisbane Square, Queen Street, Brisbane City
This market has more womens, mens and children’s preloved clothing, shoes and accessories than you could poke a stick at, with a gymnasium packed full of more than 50 stalls! It’s basically a thrifter’s paradise!
Accessories start at 50 cents, shoes at $5 and most garments go for between $2 – $25, so you won’t break the bank… unless you buy everything! There’s a massive range to choose from with brands such as Bardot, Calvin Klein, Nike, The Fifth, Witchery, Wrangler, Tokito, Adidas and Mink Pink, but the best part about these markets is the proceeds of the gold coin entry fee are donated to a different charity each fortnight, so you can feel good about your secondhand fashion fix!
When: Fortnightly on Sundays from 8am-12pm rotating between Morayfield and Mt Gravatt
Where: Hibiscus Sports Complex, Klumpp Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt/Morayfield Sports & Events Centre, 298 Morayfield Road, Morayfield
Entry: Gold coin donation
What’s your favourite secondhand clothing market in Brisbane? Share your hot spots in the comments below…
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