Rozelle Markets

13 Jun

It wins the prize for our favourite market and our most frequented. The market is held in the grounds of Rozelle school, a beautiful old school set in picturesque grounds. It’s tall trees offer canopy for the stall holders whilst the towering sandstone structure that is the original school building provides the perfect backdrop for a village market. The school has recently upgraded it’s playground which rivals any other in the area. Our kids love this market not just for the monkey bars but also for the space. They can run about on their scooters without being squished by shoppers, they love the live music and they love the food. The market offers several high quality food stalls from Yum Cha dumplings to Himalayan and their fave, Gozlemes.  You can find directions & info about the market here.


Rozelle market operates all weekend, every weekend though we prefer the Sunday. Sundays tend to be easier for us with less time constraints and we find more casual stall holders on this day. The dealers tend to favour the Saturday. Casuals are usually your garage sale variety which is what we seek. They want to get rid of as much of their junk as possible before the end of the day, they sell it cheap and they are open to haggling. Dealers on the other hand are there to make a profit, expect a sales pitch. That’s not to say I don’t check their wares. I have found some great items on their stalls it just depends on what you are prepared to pay for an item.

On a recent visit we were fortunate to meet some friends at Rozelle. Including two of my partners in shopping crime, girls of my own heart who hunt for potential fancy dress and life’s essentials, you know; books, high heels or a vintage jacket. Its fun to shop in tandem, picking out items for one another and giggling at the ludicrous. In fact my favourite buy of the day was something I found for one of the girls. These fabulous, attention demanding, patent pumps. They only cost $5 and I was so happy to see them go to someone I know. At leat I will get to see them again, in action.


We also picked up kids shoes (which is always a bargain) Miss 7 scored a pair of Ked’s sequined ballet flats and pink Barbie boots complete with pink faux fur for $5 each and they look brand new, yay! 7 CDs for $10, a $5 dress and a $2 skirt, a box of Kevin Murphy (hair) Curlers $1. I was excited to purchase a pair of black gladiator Siren heels for $5 that I lusted after 2 seasons ago. The kids were excited to find a kid’s stall. That is kid’s selling their preloved books, toys, clothes and games in order to buy more of the same. They purchased 10 books for $12 and Beanie Bears for $3.

 We completed the day with a trip to Adriano Zumbo’s cafe located at the rear of Rozelle market. ( My Kaffir Lime & Ginger macaroon added the perfect sweet end note to another great day at the markets.   


3 Responses to “Rozelle Markets”

  1. Shell June 13, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    What a beautiful day. Bummed those funky heels didn’t fit me! Happy somebody is going to wear them.


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