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The ultimate guide to Brisbane’s pre-loved markets

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Not sure where to shop sustainably this winter? Or just need something to do this weekend? This list of Brisbane’s best fashion markets has got you covered all the way from the north side to the south.  

The Love Me Again markets, as the name suggests, is the ultimate place to shop for preloved designer and popular label clothing, shoes and accessories from Brisbane’s most stylish.

This northside market has two locations every Sunday from 8am-12pm; The Soul Pantry in Stafford and the Milton Studio in you guessed it, Milton. With new sellers every week, you can shop the wardrobe of everyday women, influencers, fashion insiders, in a variety of sizes and styles – there is bound to be something you love.

Can’t make it on Sunday? Don’t worry, the Love Me again markets also takes place on the second Saturday of each month at Portside Wharf in Hamilton from 9am-1am.

Women thrift shopping clothing Brisbane

Her Wardrobe

Can’t make it to the Northside? Her Wardrobe Markets have got you covered! The Mt Gravatt markets take place from 8am-12pm every Sunday. From men’s, women’s and children’s clothes, shoes and accessories you’re bound to find something for you and your entire household. I personally have found so many goodies at these markets.

Looking to declutter your closet? These markets offer ample space for all types of sellers. Whether you’re a maker, creator, or artist, Her Wardrobe Markets welcome you to showcase alongside fashion stalls, providing shoppers with fantastic options.

Woman rummaging through suitcase of pre-loved clothing

The best part? The farmers’ markets are open at the same time, allowing you to indulge in fresh and local produce after updating your wardrobe. Known for their outstanding coffee and commitment to sustainable fashion, these markets are definitely worth a visit!

Suitcase rummages

In more of the mood to dig for treasure? Look no further than the Suitcase Rummage! In the heart of Brisbane city at Reddacliff place, sellers bring their preloved clothes and handmade creations to sell straight from their suitcases.

These rummages offer a refreshing departure from the traditional market scene, where mass-produced items dominate. Conceived over a cup of tea by two young local enthusiasts yearning for change, this market has quickly become a beloved fixture. Taking place on the first and third Sunday of every month, it strives to be a sustainable, affordable, and inclusive destination.

From personal experience, this market is full of affordable gems and one-of-a-kind pieces. Just remember to wear your long pants to protect your knees and pack sunscreen – things can heat up in the Australian outdoors.  

Franco Markets

If you need something closer to home, Franco Markets are going to be your best friend. The markets offer a collection of preloved clothing in the iconic bayside town of Sandgate. For the small entry fee of $2 you could find the sustainable wardrobe of your dreams.

Born from an idea in a university class, this market offers an escape from the growing fast fashion crisis. The first of its kind in the bayside area and now also at the Sunshine Coast, this market has everything from preloved clothing and local makers, to live music, coffee and bakery goods. The Franco Markets have also been known to host the occasional Twilight markets as well if you can’t make it during the Saturday morning rush.

Keep an eye out for the market dates, which are announced on their social media, so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to shop sustainably, meet new artisans, support local makers, and immerse yourself in a vibrant community atmosphere!  

Fab Finds Markets

Nothing beats the pure joy when you find something fabulous at a second-hand market – don’t believe me? Try for yourself at the Fab Finds market! Held the last Sunday of every month in Geebung, 50 sellers showcase their closet clear-out, offering clothing and accessories galore.

However, it’s not just clothes that might catch your eye, with a love for recycling and supporting small businesses, the Fab Find Markets cater for all kinds with arts and crafts, plants, and a bit of ‘bric-a-brac’ sprinkled through.

Still not sure what to expect? Imagine all your favourite brands, AJE, Seed and Country Road, all for a reasonable price! Plus, an extensive range of style and size options – perfect for everybody in attendance, including the little ones.  The market is an all-weather event meaning rain, hail or shine nothing is putting a damper on this event. With local food trucks and coffee vendors serving delicious food and beverages – you will no doubt realise that second-hand is not second best.

The Curated Market

As the name suggests the Curated Market is a Brisbane-based clothing market that hand picks sellers specifically for your enjoyment. On the first Sunday of every month between 8am-11am, you have the opportunity to head to Teneriffe and shop the wardrobe of your favourite local influencers and fashion industry insiders.

Not sure exactly to expect? The Curated Market only accepts high end designer brands and luxury labels, meaning if you’re into the chic look but on a budget, this place has got you covered. If you can buy it on James Street, you can find it at this market. Plus, with a revolving selection of stall holders every month, you’ll never run out of ‘new’ pieces to discover!

For the small entry fee of $3, the world of preloved designer is right at your fingertips! So grab your reusable shopping bag and go find a bargain.

Author

Abby Berthelsen

As part of Abby’s business and fashion studies at QUT, she is currently interning at Brisbane Sustainability Agency. With a knack for creativity, she thrives on challenges and enjoys exploring sustainable practices.

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