Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My first market stall experience




At the start of December I hosted my first little stall for Time After Tea Vintage at the Gorman House markets in Canberra. Overall the markets were really quiet and we ended up leaving early (a huge storm blew in just as we left so it actually worked out perfectly). There was a benefit to it being quiet though as it let me learn things and figure out how to do things better next time.

I was so lucky to have my sister there to help me out, moving all those clothes is not an easy task and I am a little bit concerned about how I will go with it by myself. I also had lots of friends drop by to see how it was going which was really helpful as well. 

The highlight for me was having two young girls buy things and then straight away put them on and wear them, it really makes me happy to see people enjoying the clothes. A definite low light was being told off by a lady for the clothes being too expensive which was really off putting as I honestly try to keep my prices as low as possible but I guess you can't please everyone. 

Overall though it was a great experience and I am really excited to go to more markets and meet lots of different people. I am hoping to hold another stall at the 'Fash and Treasure' markets in February so fingers crossed it all goes well.


  1. You are doing what you love and I think it's amazing. I can't wait to see more on your online shop this year. x

  2. Sounds like fun (how rude of that lady to say your things are expensive!). Megan - Im so sorry I was not following your blog prior to now. Ive been following your instagram for some time not even thinking that you also had a blog (I can be a bit blonde sometimes) Anyways - better late than never - looking forward to your next post! xx

  3. I look forward to finding a treasure or two at Fash n Treasure in Feb! Sarah xxx

  4. I'm really looking forward to your next Market, I was so annoyed that I missed the first one! Wishing you all the very best this year xoxoxo

  5. Looks fab! I love the bunting, and it's so sweet about those two girls. Wish I lived in Australia, think I'd buy up your entire shop!


  6. Wowzers! That lady sounds a little rude! It's a hard thing with markets. Some people expect to find things super cheap at them and when it comes to vintage… well you pay for quality and not just a bunch of second-hand clothing. :)

    Perhaps you just need to find the right market for you?

  7. Oh nooooooooo I can't believe I forgot about this!!! sorry :( I'll def have to go to the next one in feb! I can't believe that lady had a go at you about the prices :O how rude!! The stall looks amazing!! you should be so proud of yourself xx

  8. I wish I could have gone! i was thinking what a steal $10 was so whatever to that rude lady!

    I LOVE your outfit!!!

    Here's to future market stalls. I agree with Louise, you should be so proud of yourself! :)


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