Shoppers flock to pre-loved clothes market

February 13, 2024 BY

Shoppers were able to find a bargain, giving the second-hand clothes another life. Photos: SUPPLIED

REVIVE market returned to Barwon Heads last Sunday with massive numbers.

This was the second time the pre-loved clothing market has been held, with 650 shoppers attending, their largest crowd yet.

Shoppers had a range of options to choose from with 25 stall holders and all age groups, styles and sizes available.

Market organiser Camryn Tucci said they had great feedback from both shoppers and sellers, and people walked out with a number of items.

“I love seeing people come out with handfuls of clothes and it makes me happy seeing people walk away with a bunch of clothes that they’re going to love,” she said.

“It is a really fun event, the stall holders are super friendly, and the music is pumping.”

The market had 25 stall holders, all with something different to offer shoppers.

The pre-loved clothing market was established by Ms Tucci after visiting the Melbourne markets and realising there was nothing similar in the Bellarine or Geelong area.

Ms Tucci also loves buying things from op-shops, giving pieces of clothing a second life and hopes people will continue to return to the market.

“We are really passionate about encouraging people to shop pre-loved, we hope when they come along to Revive, they find something unique and at a reasonable price,” she said.

Interior stylist Julie Green attended the recent market, where she sold parts of her personal wardrobe, donating a portion of her sales to the Geelong Mums charity.

Along with massive crowds, the market has also had a large amount of response from people wanting to be involved and hold stalls next time.

Revive Market are currently in the process of setting dates for the remainder of the year, hoping to host a market every second month.

For more information head to: revivemarkets.com.au