Kirribilli Markets

9 Jul

Been allocated as Tour Guide for your friends visiting Sydney?

Kirribilli market is a great day out for all sorts of reasons. As soon as you arrive your guests will be gobsmacked by the view. Sydney Harbour, tick. Opera House, tick. Harbour Bridge, tick.

Bradfield park

The Kirribilli fashion market is held on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 9am-3pm in Bradfield Park. The fashion market is a great second-hand clothes market with tons of casual stall holders as well as regulars. This is really a girls day out as most items are women’s clothes, shoes, accessories. My husband quickly departed to graze the food aisles. You can find everything from high street labels to some serious designer threads. Know your brands and you could bag a serious bargain. I spotted an almost new Marc Jacobs handbag for $150, a Lisa Ho fine wool knit for $30 and lots of Sass & Bide and Tsubi denim. Prices range but generally speaking are higher than other second hand avenues. If you know retail prices and are familiar with the brands on offer here, then there are real savings to be made. It’s all relative. Spoiled by op shop pricing I find it hard to pay $20 for a second-hand dress so I scour the suitcases marked “everything $2”. Luckily I had success finding several items in the $2-$5 price bracket. Tops by Metalicus, Bauhaus, Witchery, Country Road and One Teaspoon. A silk skirt by Grab Denim and a couple of  scarves. Other finds included a silver set Opal ring $20 and new kids Nikes for $10. You could go mental here but I was content with my finds.

Kirribilli fashion market

The Kirribilli Art & Design market runs on the same day towards the top end of the park and spills into the Burton st tunnel. Here you can buy handmade items such as candles, fashion, jewellery and artwork. I purchased a stack of handmade resin bangles from Designs by Natalia. The lovely Natalia was very helpful in picking out bangles to fit and in colours I like. I always struggle to find any bangles small enough to fit me but Natalia makes them in numerous sizes including a 6cm diameter which is perfect for me. It made my day.

The food area aptly named Eat St on Burton is in between the two markets and offers cuisine from around the world – Spanish chorizo, Turkish Gozleme, Thai curries, Indian Samosas, Mexican burritos and Japanese pancakes to name a few. You can also buy artisan food products from the Gourmet Corner.

If you want to hold a stall here take a look at their website. You can book online and they offer lots of helpful info. They have some great videos on how to set & have a successful day, such a great tool.

Bradfield Park is under Bradfield Highway leading onto the Harbour Bridge. It has a great kid’s playground and lots of space for a picnic. You can laze in the sun and gaze at the massive engineering feat that is the Harbour Bridge. Maybe your guests would like a swim at North Sydney Olympic Pool across the road or lunch at Aqua Dining which overlooks the pool? Luna Park is another big tick item. Who can resist a photo opportunity under the giant grinning gates? Entry is free so wander around the amusement park, eat fairy floss and take in the sights until of course you are lured by the squeals of riders of The Mighty Mouse and buy a ride pass.

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