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Number 5: Eight fun facts about Camberwell Sunday Market

Kylie’s Hot Pants

Kylie Minogue’s ‘gay husband,’ long-time friend and stylist William Baker, is said to have picked up the infamous gold hot pants from the Camberwell Market for 50 pence. The hot pants became one of Kylie’s most iconic looks after she wore them in the music video for ‘Spinning Around’ in 2000. Kylie Minogue is originally from Camberwell, so this rumour could very well be true.

Since 1976, the weekly market has been luring patrons with vintage trinkets, knickknacks, and hot jam donuts. Founded by Balwyn Rotary, the market started with 48 stalls, and it has since grown to almost 400, with stallholders waiting weeks to secure a spot at the market. Treasure hunters can comb through second-hand clothes and records, antique toys, jewellery, artwork, keepsakes and a variety odds and ends from dawn until midday in search of rare gems. We will be posting eight facts about the Camberwell Sunday Market over this weekend! Stay tuned, more fun facts to come!

Originally posted in The Culture Trip theculturetrip.com by Monique La Terra.

Number 3: Eight Fun Facts about Camberwell Sunday Market

Costumes

Pay a visit to the Camberwell Market and you may just rub shoulders with television and film costume designers who have been known to scour the racks in search of period costumes. Boasting an impressive and ever-changing collection of vintage clothes, the market is often the first stop for designers seeking an authentic look.

Since 1976, the weekly market has been luring patrons with vintage trinkets, knickknacks, and hot jam donuts. Founded by Balwyn Rotary, the market started with 48 stalls, and it has since grown to almost 400, with stallholders waiting weeks to secure a spot at the market. Treasure hunters can comb through second-hand clothes and records, antique toys, jewellery, artwork, keepsakes and a variety odds and ends from dawn until midday in search of rare gems. We will be posting eight facts about the Camberwell Sunday Market over this weekend! Stay tuned, more fun facts to come!

Originally posted in The Culture Trip theculturetrip.com by Monique La Terra.

 

Number 2: Eight fun facts about Camberwell Sunday Market

Treasure Trove

Occasionally, one person’s trash really can become another person’s treasure, and at the Camberwell Market, you might just get more than what you bargained and haggled for. In the early 1990s, a painting was bought for $25 and resold for $12,000. Years later, a canoe ornament from the Solomon Islands was purchased for several hundred dollars, only to be sold in New York for several thousand. In 2002, one lucky buyer bought five dolls, only to find out later that they were rare fertility dolls from Papua New Guinea, and within a few days, they were sold to a French art dealer, and soon after to another European dealer.

Since 1976, the weekly market has been luring patrons with vintage trinkets, knickknacks, and hot jam donuts. Founded by Balwyn Rotary, the market started with 48 stalls, and it has since grown to almost 400, with stallholders waiting weeks to secure a spot at the market. Treasure hunters can comb through second-hand clothes and records, antique toys, jewellery, artwork, keepsakes and a variety odds and ends from dawn until midday in search of rare gems. We will be posting eight facts about the Camberwell Sunday Market over this weekend! Stay tuned, more fun facts to come!

Originally posted in The Culture Trip theculturetrip.com by Monique La Terra.

 

We are closed for Christmas on Sundays Dec 17 & 24, 2017

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Wow, 2017 has flown by. Thank you to all – visitors, stall holders and volunteers – for your amazing support of during 2017. As 2018 approaches, our trading days will be:

  • Open Sunday December 10, 2017
  • Closed December 17 & 24, 2017
  • Open Sunday December 31, 2017

We hope you all have a great Christmas break and we look forward to seeing you in 2018!

Over the last 41 years, there has been one constant: Sundays at Camberwell. The children of 1976 came here with their parents and grandparents. Millions of people, potentially from five or six generations, have visited Camberwell for a uniquely Melbourne experience.

Over the decades, our philosophy has never changed. We provide an opportunity for Melbournians to meet, gather, trade and discover items from days gone by, from the mundane to discovering the extraordinary. As in the beginning, behind it all is the Rotary Club of Camberwell and as the market has grown it has become supported by an army of Rotary volunteers from various Clubs.

Not only does the community come together over hot jam donuts and coffee to exchange second hand, retro, antique, vintage and collectible items – the Market represents a huge opportunity to recycle, reuse, repurpose and save time capsules of Australian history in the process.

The gold coin donations are one important part of raising money for charities, humanitarian and other community projects in Australia and around the world. Stall holder fees also provide a great financial fund for supporting Rotary Projects.

As 2017 draws to a close, we reflect that there is good in this world and this community. Your great great grandmother may have purchased flowers or sold household goods here. As it was then ,and as it now, items were recycled and not thrown out. Proceeds raised from the community were used for the benefit of community and those in need. Everyone who participates (visits, or sells goods) is giving, not taking – perhaps without even knowing it.

So thank you. Thank you all, for together we are more than we are as single parts, a continuity of goodwill and community of many, for many.

Merry Christmas.