Thrifty Fashionista Market at Westfield Southland

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Westfield Southland dipped their shopping centre toes into the world of recycled fashion today, running their first ever "Thrifty Fashionista Market" within the centre court shopping mall.

:: Thrifty Fashionista Market @ Westfield Southland ::

Vintage and pre-loved are two types of fashion that you would least associate with a shopping mall, yet Westfield Southland broke down that barrier offering 15 stallholders the chance to offload their vintage and pre-loved wares to fashion shoppers.  Stalls were offered at $50, with all proceeds going to Bayside Special Developmental School.

:: Thrifty Fashionista Market @ Westfield Southland ::

What a pleasure to browse second hand goods within a shopping centre that is usually reserved for high street retail.  Some of Melbourne's popular blogger's were present, including Phoebe Montague (Lady Melbourne) Trish Hunter (Trish Hunter Finds) and Candice DeVille (Super Kawaii Mama).

:: Trish Hunter Finds @ Thrifty Fashionista Market ::

It is difficult to know whether the event turned out to be a success or not, as I arrived quite early in the day.
 :: Thrifty Fashionista Market @ Westfield Southland ::
One can only hope that the first Thrifty Fashionista Market at Westfield Southland proved successful enough to hold similar markets in other shopping malls around Melbourne and beyond.



Anonymous said...

As I said on IG what an awesome concept. It really bring the whole idea of mixing vintage, thrift, modern and retail together. I could be tempted to take part as a stall holder if they introduced something like that here on the GC.

Unknown said...

I agree Trudie, I hope this is the first of many initiatives

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Wow go Westfield! Put some second hand gear in a vast shopping mall nightmare and I may put a toe through the door! x

Maria at inredningsvis said...

What a CUTE post :) and your blog is so fab and fun.

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Have a great weekend dear

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Trish Hunter said...

Ooh I just found this post! So good to quickly chat! And glad you could make it!! It was a really great day, and last time I did it with the caravan I really was surprised at how many people actually craved the quality that vintage offered. I didn't expect it at all so was really pleasantly surprised how easily it was accepted!! Hope to catch up properly next time! I missed you at Wicked!!!

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