The Kirribilli Markets comes in two forms. There is an Art, Design and Fashion Market which focuses on Artisan products with a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere and the General Market which houses over 200 stalls selling antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing and homewares. With spectacular harbour views and great live entertainment, a trip to Kirribilli Markets is a great way to experience what Sydney has to offer.
At the General Kirribilli Markets expect to find the usual mix of antique furniture, bric-a-brac and an excellent variety of second hand homewares and general goods. You never know what you will find at Kirribilli Markets so visiting as often as possible is sure to unearth a hidden gem. The General Market runs on the fourth Saturday of the month from January to November. During December it is open on the first and third Saturday to give visitors the extra chance to find the perfect Christmas gift.
Kirribilli Markets was first founded in 1976 and 40 years later has become one of Sydney’s oldest and most popular markets. What started out in the Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, the market over time has moved, grown and expanded to its current location at the old bowling green and in the Burton Street tunnel. All the profits made from market days are still used to fund the neighbourhood centres programs.
There are two separate eating areas at Kirribilli Markets where you can sample the usual street food found at flea markets and enjoy the live music and other entertainment. The gourmet corner offers visitors something a bit more special however than the usual foodie offerings. A slider stall from The Botanist is a definite treat and a great excuse to try a variety of different foods.
Kirribilli Markets Advice
If you are making the trip to Kirribilli Marketsis crowded from as early as 9am and it offers exceptional clothes from as little as $10. It is also not uncommon to find genuine second hand Hugo Boss, Miu Miu and Chloe items throughout the market. Follow the crowds, if a stall is particularly busy then it is for a good reason.
The General Kirribilli Markets is famous throughout Sydney and gives genuine vintage hunters the chance to find an amazing range of treasures cheaper than most second hand shops care to offer. Alongside the vast amount of clothing options, there are numerous vintage art pieces which look stunning in the sunlight. You can find plenty of organic and herbal skin creams as well as classic paperback literature and ornate antique furniture.
Whether living in Sydney or just visiting, mark down the fourth Saturday of the month and make sure you pay a visit to Kirribilli Markets. A shining example of a great community flea market that will not disappoint.
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
Buy if you love it, and buy when you see it. If you truly love a piece, be willing to give up something else to pay for it, move something else to find a spot for it, or decorate differently to make the color work.
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