The Ultimate Cool and Hip Sydney Markets Guide

The Ultimate Cool and Hip Sydney Markets Guide

Sydney is blessed with a beautiful climate and its people especially enjoy an outdoors lifestyle. If you visit Sydney in the long spring and summer months, you will notice how people live outside in parks, on beaches and outdoor cafes. As part of that lifestyle, Sydneysiders often enjoy a weekend visit to local markets. There is plenty to choose from, depending on your interests, and I have the ultimate Sydney markets guide.

Sydney Markets Guide: Bondi Markets

After fourteen years in Sydney, I realised I’d never visited the Bondi Markets. So I took myself over the bridge and I was very pleasantly surprised. Bondi Beach has a unique charm and the markets did not disappoint, with a great selection of handmade jewellery, artwork and beach-related items. For some reason, I always feel that visiting the Eastern Suburbs is like a holiday and Bondi Beach fully deserves a spot on my Sydney markets guide.

Shopping in Bondi features in my Sydney markets guide
Bondi Markets

The atmosphere at Bondi Markets is very relaxed and it’s a great attraction to add to your visit to Bondi Beach. There are plenty of handmade wares: jewellery, beach towels, clothing, handbags…

My Sydney markets guide includes Bondi Beach markets
Bondi Markets

There are some great up and coming jewellery stalls such as Oshka Black and Val&Stone at Bondi Markets, where you can pick up a souvenir of your visit to Bondi Beach.

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Jewellery at Bondi Markets
Stalls at Bondi in my Sydney markets guide
Jewellery at Bondi Markets

Bondi Markets are held at the Bondi Beach Public School and are open on Saturday. Traffic in and out of Bondi Beach can be a nightmare so I would recommend taking public transport. Make it part of your day at the beach and if you are there in October-November, you may also include a visit to Sculpture by the Sea.

Sydney Markets Guide: Glebe Markets

Glebe Markets is a great place to shop for casual and vintage fashion. They have a great selection of leather goods and are located in a busy Sydney neighbourhood. Glebe Point Road has plenty of cafes to enjoy a relaxing brunch after a little shopping. I really enjoy meeting Bohemian Buds, it was so refreshing seeing such creative flower arrangements!

The Sydney markets guide can showcase some great flower arrangements
Flowers at Glebe Markets

Glebe Markets are open on Saturday mornings. Again, they mostly rely on off-street parking so I would recommend not leaving it too late in the morning.

Sydney Markets Guide: Paddington Markets

Paddington Markets is located on the grounds of the Paddington Uniting Church in one of Sydney’s prettiest suburbs. There is a great selection of handmade goods, such as jewellery, clothing and handbags.

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Flowers at Paddington Markets

Paddington Markets open on Saturday mornings. Finish with a stroll around the neighbourhood to admire the beautiful Victorian houses.

Sydney Markets Guide: Round She Goes

Round She Goes is a less regular occurrence but if you are serious about vintage shopping, this is the place to be. It requires a trip to Marrickville on a Saturday but is well worth a visit. Check the website for their next market.

Sydney Markets Guide: The Rocks Market

Situated in Sydney’s first settlement, the Rocks Markets is a great place to visit when touring the “Old Town”. The Rocks is a great neighbourhood, full of history and landmarks. The market is in the shadow of the Harbour Bridge and offers a great range of handmade artwork and souvenirs. From Friday to Sunday, you can sample various foods and take a break at one of the cafes nearby. If you are around the harbour and busy taking some great photos, it’s absolutely worth walking across Circular Quay to visit the market. After that, take a stroll in the streets of old Sydney and maybe visit the Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout.

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The Rocks Markets

Sydney Markets Guide: The Finders Keepers

The Finders Keepers Market occurs twice a year and gathers carefully selected makers. Indeed, this market offers a fantastic selection of homewares and gifts of all kinds.

The Finders Keepers are a favourite to add to the Sydney markets guide
Finders Keepers Markets

Sydney Markets Guide: The Beaches Market

Located in Sydney’s North, the Beaches Market is a relaxed and family-orientated Friday event, with a plethora of organic foods and wares. It’s a perfect addition to a day at the beach. And don’t forget to go to the beautiful Northern Beaches while you’re there!

The Beaches Market is listed on the Sydney markets guide
The Beaches Markets

Visiting a market is free so add at least one to your list of free and outdoor things to do in Sydney.

Other Markets on my Bucket List

The Black Arts Markets at the CarriageWorks in November.

The Makers and Shakers Market in Marrickville, for some serious handmade shopping.

The great thing about markets is that even if you are not buying anything, you are still getting entertained!

Do you have any cool and hip market suggestions? I would love to check them out and add them to my list!

Australia loves the outdoor lifestyle and Sydney has plenty of cool and hip markets. Enjoy shopping for fashion, jewellery and designer wares.

2 Comments

  1. Gillie

    April 8, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    what a lovely selection of markets. I’d love to go to the ones with crafts.

    1. Delphine

      April 8, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      Hi gillie, I love a good craft market too!

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