Event: The Way We Wear Weekend.

 

On Saturday morning, after some technical difficulties (iPhone loss on the part of my friend, Linzie, and getting off at the wrong train stop!), we arrived at The Way We Wear’s bi-annual market at the Williamstown Town Hall.

This is the best—and only, after going to some other—lackluster—vintage fair(s) in Melbourne. Entry was $12 for adults, although we had some discount vouchers, so it made it an even $10 each. Upon entry, we got a program of the weekend’s festivities, a free voucher for Becky Sharp’s Vanity Fair Vintage Fashion Market in September, and an entry form to go into the draw to win some vintage loot.

Having been to The Way We Wear three times, the usual vendors were there again, with several more since the market started selling homewares this time around.

I ended up picking up a dainty green and cream animal print scarf and two bangles, while Linzie got a beetroot Tupperware container (images to come in Thursday’s “My Week in Pictures” post)!

I had beginners luck at my first market this time last year, but never again have I seen the same success. Nevertheless, I recommend the market to vintage lovers everywhere. Hell, clothes and accessories (don’t forget homewares!) lovers everywhere. Even if you don’t pick anything up, just looking at the range of authentic vintage from over a century ago, as stocked by Online Antiques (images to come on Thursday, as mentioned above), more recent items, such as a Burberry trench coat, pink Versace jacket and YSL logo-printed dress or, as Linzie described them, Diva jewellery and Dotti tops from a few years ago sold for more than they cost then, is well worth it.

The next market will be on the 19th and 20th of November, at the Williamstown Town Hall. Hope to see you there!

Related: The Way We Wear Vintage Fashion Fair.

The Way We Wear Vintage Market.

Elsewhere: [The Way We Wear Vintage Fashion Fairs] Homepage.

[Becky Sharp’s Melbourne Vanity Fair Market] Homepage.

[Online Antiques] Homepage.

3 thoughts on “Event: The Way We Wear Weekend.

  1. Wow! I’m so jealous! Just another reason to move to Melbourne (again). I actually moved there during the summer of 2009. I went on holiday and fell in love with a lusty Scottish backpacker. I went home, packed my suitcase and announced I was moving to St Kilda. So off I went with $4000 in my bank, which I successfully spent in the fist three weeks on food, booze and fashion. After growing tired of living out of a suitcase I went home to university. Ah, youth.

  2. Haha, well you should definitely consider moving back. The rest of that day I spent eating hot jam donuts at the Queen Victoria market, bought flowers, went teapot shopping and had organic blueberry pancakes with icecream and maple syrup for lunch!

  3. Pingback: My Week in Pictures. « The Early Bird Catches the Worm

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