The Diverse Markets in Melbourne
The city of Melbourne’s life and culture is always described to be rich and interesting. This affluent culture is nonetheless reflected in the diverse kinds of markets or shopping areas. Since there are various ethnic communities and sub-cultures in Melbourne, the city’s glamour and fashion are somewhat a mixture of allure and style. Products, foods and sometimes music comprise the entirety of the market.
The Rose Street Artists Market is one shopping area to look for art and craft products particularly on Saturdays in the unconventional and free area of Fitzroy. This market resembles other similar shopping areas in New York, London and Berlin wherein participating artists directly sell their works to the public. Every Saturday when the market is open, there are about 70 renowned designers and artists who display their works of art and ingenuity. Each year, more than 400 of these artists contribute to the market who offer high quality and distinct work of Art. Aside from artistic creations, there are also gourmet cafes providing lunch and coffee and live entertainment shows to watch and listen.
The Camberwell Sunday Market is a place to see if you are on the lookout for quality pre-owned items. Behind the main street shops is a car park where this market is held. From this market you will find some second hand designer items and clothing as well as house wares ranging from collectibles, jumbles, recycled and vintage pieces.
The Queen Victoria Market completes the city of Melbourne. This market holds its operation on the original city market buildings that were built during the early days of 1840. In this bazaar place you will find and buy some fresh foods like meat, fish, fruits and vegetables. There are also European cheeses, sausages, breads and other delicatessen. Basically, retailers in this Vic Market offers items at discounted and bargain prices, even those didgeridoo, sporting memorabilia, Italian designer bags or leather jackets. Night Markets are also held in this Vic Market every Wednesday night from December to February. Aside from the already mentioned goods, Vic Market has live entertainment, natural health and crafts stalls, foods and wines places.
The Esplanade Market is located in St. Kilda and is one among the great markets to visit in Melbourne especially on a good and perfect-weathered Sunday. Being on a walkway location, this market is a perfect hangout and shopping area before or after a relaxing walk on the beach. There are roughly 200 artists and crafts people who display their original works comprised of handmade artworks, woodworks, glass, paper, resin, and even recycled works.
The St. Andrew’s Market is dubbed as an alternative market that holds operation every Saturdays. The highlights of this market are handmade and home grown produces. Composed of Chai tent and jammed people taking a look at displayed goods ranging from tie-died clothing, elegant jewelries, toys and plants and other sold items perfect as gifts and treats.
The Bridge Road Richmond is perfect for budget shopping for some branded goods like Sportsgirl, Witchery, Esprit, Nine West and other locally known clothing labels. This Bridge Road has shops lined from the corner of Punt Road all the way to Burnley Street where there are various outlets for bargained buys.