I love vintage markets, even if you don't plan on buying anything it's a great place to wear a special outfit and have people 'get' it.
The weather was a bit iffy so I opted for a vintage cotton dress and slip, instead of a rayon. There's just something about 1940's prints - I really love the random check pattern, and the fabric drapes beautifully.
Outfit:1940's cotton gauze dress - Crush Vintage
Shoes - Miss L Fire 'Betty'
Cardigan - Dangerfield
Red wicker bag - Chicago?
1940's ice tongs brooch and bakelite bangles - Etsy
Repro glasses - somewhere on 4th Street, Long Beach
If we thought this was going to be a small affair, we were very mistaken!
The stalls themselves were a mix of indie designs, true vintage (i.e. 40s-60s), retro (60s-90s) and current high-end designer stuff.
'Round She Goes' describes itself as a 'indoor market catering to pre-loved women's fashion', sorry guys - no menswear here!
It seems a few other people felt like putting on their favourite outfits too...
|I loved this woman's beaded bag|
|That dress on the left was cute - biscuits and cakes!|
There were a lot of familiar faces from other vintage shops here - it turns out a major Sydney institution, the Sydney Antique Centre, is closing and lot of sellers were down-sizing their collections.
I believe there were 60 stalls, and it sure felt like it!
And did I indulge too?
Unfortunately, there's some serious belt-tightening taking place here at Casa Del Homo which means cutting back on my clothing allowance (not that I had much of one to begin with). One nice 1940's rayon dress is all I'm afraid.
The prices for the 'good stuff' (40s-60) were quite resonable, ranging from $20-100 for a dress - although, to be honest, most of the good stuff was from sellers clearing out their stock/wardrobes. I'm not sure if it's a consistent range based on one visit.
Handbags were very pricey for some reason, $70-100 for a Glomesh Bag? Yowza.
For $2 entry, I will definitely go again - my only tip is get there at least 20 minutes before the doors open and bring some water as it gets quite hot.
Has anyone else been? What did you think?