Keep Monday the 2nd of March free fashion loving friends (and don’t worry, it’s a long weekend)! South Perth Community Centre is set to transform into a fashion haven with the first ever Little Market Place pop up market.
The concept was born when fashionista Brittany Crawford cleaned out her closet. After realising how often her personal style constantly evolved and changed she was left with many pieces she loved, but could not part with.
“Knowing there was someone out there that would appreciate these items, I began trying to sell my clothing on numerous used online clothing sites”, she says.
“Unfortunately I was constantly faced with scams, fallen through sales and over all wasted time. Perth’s standard fruit & veg/bric-a-brac markets required a 5am rise and long days. With Sunday being most people’s day off, I just didn’t see the right target audience attending those markets. If only I could bring all Perth’s “fashionistas” into the one place….”
And that is how the Little Market Place was born!
So what can you expect to find on the day? High end labels, discounted boutique stock, gypsy inspired jewellery and local designers releasing new collections. Expect this to be broken up with Higher End’s rental gown display, Lunar Flora succulents and Summer Fair’s home wares. Local designer By Emily Lewien is teaming up with Jess Del Borrello from Circles Subiaco to bring market-only designer pieces and hair braiding packages. Expect a space where you can just grab a cold brew coffee and a Raw Out Loud treat and get lost exploring all the stalls.
So what makes this market different from the usual? LMP is more of a boutique clothing market. In terms of the pre-loved stalls, Brittany has focused on quality over quantity and attempted to begin building a fashion community where people know that the pieces they are buying are of the highest pre-loved quality. The market is also the perfect platform for up and coming small businesses and designers to market themselves to the Perth public.
For Brittany, she’s most looking forward to seeing the finished product and seeing all the stall holders (and her own!) hard work come together. I personally can’t wait to get amongst it, pick up a bargain (or five) and support local Perth creatives and fashionistas. As they say one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure. And if you’re anything like me, I love treasure!
Better click attending on Facebook ladies!
PS – Check back next week for a special interview featuring one of the stallholders you will find on the day!