Ahh, the constant struggle of finding something to wear. Whether it’s an item you’ve promised yourself you’ll fit into next summer, or that year 12 formal dress you’re not ready to give up (you have to let that one go). We hear you, and so does the rest of Sydney. It’s intervention time, and we’re giving you all the hotspots to swap and sell clothes that, let’s be honest, you’re never going to wear again.
Clothing Swap For Fashion Revolution Week
As Macklemore famously quoted “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” and at Clothing Swap for Fashion Revolution Week couldn’t agree more. Held at Camperdown Commons, this swap offers ladies and gents the chance to get rid of unwanted clothing and shoes, and swap them for something new (well technically old, but in great condition). Here’s the drill, you bring six quality items, drop them off between 6pm - 7 pm and you’ll be given one token for each item. Whilst the organisers sort and arrange the clothing, you’ll be offered nibbles (umm who doesn’t love nibbles!?) and the chance to socialise with other swappers. So stop binge watching that new Netflix series, and get amongst the swap! Check their Facebook page for more dates.
When: Thursday 27 April, 6pm - 8pm
Kirribilli Art Design & Fashion Market
You’ve finally accepted your gumtree adverts and Facebook selling skills aren’t going to plan. Why not grab a mate and set up a stall at Sydney’s iconic Kirribilli markets. Not only will you be making some serious $$, but you’ll also be set amongst the Harbour Bridge, which makes working on a Sunday worth it. With a bustling atmosphere, and good vibes all round, this is Sydney at its most glorious.
When: Every second Sunday of each month, 9pm - 3pm
Glebe markets is the Phoebe Buffay of markets. It’s fun, quirky anda strange in all the right kind of ways. One of the original markets in Sydney, its no wonder this gem is still thriving. Held every Saturday, your FOMO will be instantly replaced by an ebullient crowd and freshly squeezed lemon juice. It’s time to let go of that outdated, early 2000s clothing, and head on over to Glebe to sell it all!
When: Saturday 10am - 4pm
Pack your suitcases, because Suitcase Rummage is here! This small-scaled market invites you to bring up to three stuffed suitcases (ladies, we got this) filled with clothes and other goods. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time, rifling through vintage suitcases, finding hand-made clothes and crafts. Or, you can join in on the action, selling your own once-inspirational fashion accessories (take that Pinterest). So bring your baggage (except the emotional one), and travel to a world of quaint bric-a-brac.
Where: Belmore Park, Haymarket
When: Sunday, every second month, 11am - 4pm
The Sydney Clothing Exchange
Creator Kate Pears blessed us all when she developed The Clothing Exchange, to combat Australia’s high-wastage consumption. What was once a woman on a mission, has become hundreds of others tagging along, and now they’re inviting you along. All you have to do is register online to become a part of the community, and you’ll be first in the know about upcoming meet-ups. Don’t be surprised if you end up swapping your fluorescent Supré singlet for a vintage Dolce and Gabana blazer. Our girl Carrie Bradshaw would be proud.
The time and location changes every time, check here to register!
With Sydney’s current weather situation, you’ll never know if it’s rain, hail or shine. And we’ll bet this can be daunting when booking your next market stall. But thanks to the fellas at SWOP you don’t have to worry. SWOP’s initiative is both clever and sustainable (hear that Leo? We’re all for the environment). Their stores purchase from the public and resell clothing items, creating a cycle of never-ending fashion. Whether it’s time to give up those pre-loved levis, or that 80’s vest you bought for a retro-themed party (sure...let’s go with that), SWOP has you covered. Visit these guys on a Friday in Newtown, and you won’t leave empty handed.
When: Exchange booth, every Friday 10am - 5pm
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