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12 Brisbane Markets Every Fashion Lover Needs To Visit At Least Once

A dozen ways to get a dose of style.

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1. Gypsy, Hippie, Vintage & Indie Markets

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This market is full of wonderful surprises from live performance art and music, to one-off vintage clothing and accessories, handmade gifts, and art and craft. Living its own ~gypsy life~, the market was first located at West End with the next one to be held in Fortitude Valley. The markets usually runs once a month from 10am to 4pm on a Saturday.

2. Boundary Street Markets

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West End is a gem of a place. Within the suburb lies the Boundary Street Markets, and within the markets, inside the old ice-cream factory, is a bazaar of pop-up shops. Here you'll find everything from second-hand books, to a chai tea den, to a steampunk boutique. The shops are open Friday 4-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm and Sundays 9am-2pm.

3. Wardrobe Warriors

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Wardrobe Warriors describes itself as a "fashion market with heart". Join in by selling or buying pre-loved clothing and other special things at one of these markets, which happen every two months. Entry is a gold coin donation - which along with money from raffle tickets - goes to a charity of choice.

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4. The Diva's Wardrobe

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The Diva's Wardrobe is your chance to buy designer goods from the city's top stylists, fashion agents, boutique owners and media personalities. Previous stall holders have included the owners of Jules & Roc, Louenhide and other online boutiques, mother-daughter teams clearing out their Camilla, Zimmerman and Christian Louboutins, plus stylists and fashion buyers selling brand names from Louis Vuitton and Prada, to Sass & Bide, Alice McCall, Cameo and Zara. Entry is $10 with around 26 stalls at each. Dates are irregular, so check the website.

5. Brisbane Twilight Markets

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The Brisbane Twilight Markets are the go-to for all things handmade. Run by BrisStyle, Brisbane's premier Etsy team, the market is hosted in King George Square about every two months on a Friday from 4-9pm.

6. The Suitcase Rummage

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Set in Reddacliffe Place at the top of Queen Street Mall (or sometimes the Brisbane Powerhouse), the Suitcase Rummage is a mix of pre-loved fashion and handmade goods. Those on the hunt for a real bargain, this is your dream market with stallholders known to slash prices down to $2 or fill-a-bag prices at the end of the day. The rummage usually runs on a Sunday from 12-5pm.

7. The Collective Markets

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These markets have a home in the heart of South Bank, making them the perfect spot for a pre or post-dinner browse of fashion, handmade jewelry, art and artisan goods. Peruse more than 100 stalls every Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm and Sunday 9am-4pm.

8. Finders Keepers

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Coming around for a full weekend every six months, Finders Keepers is a destination market to get lost in. Set in the grounds of the Old Museum, the halls and verandah are filled with wares from the best emerging designers. Shop local art prints, Australian-made clothing, eco-sleepwear and bedding, letterpress greeting cards and more. Outside, a semi-circle of food trucks and market stalls surround picnickers soaking up sunshine and listening to a local music line-up. Bliss.

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9. Winn Lane Fashion and Art Markets

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Winn Lane is a tiny pocket of cool in Fortitude Valley filled with tiny stores selling magazines, fashion, vintage items and more. Once a month it hosts a fashion and art market to coincide with sister-laneway Bakery Lane's Providore Market.

10. Young Designers Market

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Running since '07, the Young Designers Market on Little Stanley Street at South Bank features up to 80 stalls on the last Sunday of every month. Head down from 10am to 4pm to pick up unique art, jewellery, clothing and more. If you're an emerging designer wanting to get a stall, apply online here.

11. Boudoir Bazaar Fashion Market

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The Boudoir Bazaar is the place to find designer and vintage bargains. The market is held on a Sunday every two months. The next one is in Red Hill on August 9 and entry is $2.

12. The Fortitude Valley Markets

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The Fortitude Valley Markets have had a bit of a revamp and have come back to life with new stalls, better stuff, and live music. The focus is now on young designers, art, fashion, and vintage. The markets are still on every Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm in both Brunswick and Chinatown malls.

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