Say hello to the Boudoir Bazaar Fashion Markets
Rachael Blackman | On 06, Jul 2016
Step into every broke girlâ€™s fantasy with the Boudoir Bazar Fashion Markets,Â where thereâ€™s no shortage of second hand Zimmerman silks or Mimico accessories. This market is one of many adding much-needed colour and luxury to the Brisbane fashion scene.
The bigger Aussie cities have had a habit of overshadowing the small but mighty Brisbane fashion scene. However, with the introduction of Boudoir Bazaar, it looks like this might change.
After moving from Melbourne, founder, Emma Neville, felt that Brisbane was lagging behind when it came to second-hand designer markets.
â€œI thought why not start my own market. When I was in Melbourne I used to shop and sell at a lot of markets like thisâ€¦so I gave it a go.â€
Beginning in 2014, the markets have grown in size. They cater to luxury lovers who are looking to upgrade their wardrobe from shabby to chic. Emma describes the events growth as â€œslow and steady, but strong.â€
The fashion connoisseur says she owes her success to the high standard of clothing at the markets.
â€œI have stipulated that the clothes have to be of high qualityâ€¦so that hasnâ€™t slippedâ€
Lady M. Grand
Tamarin Whittaker is one of the many fascinating stall holders who sells at the markets. Through her businessÂ Lady M Grand,Â theÂ fashion stylist has been selling new and designer vintage wears for two years but only recently joined the sellers at Boudoir Bazaar. As a stylist, she has exclusive access to coveted labels such Chloe and Camilla and Marc.
Each season Tamarin does an audit of her clientâ€™s wardrobes and sells pieces they no longer need.
â€œI go to their house and we go through their whole wardrobe and we take things out which we decide to keep, sell or donate.â€
While there are a lot of great designer labels, there is much more on offer. The markets stock a range of handmade jewellery andÂ one-offÂ vintage pieces. Like every pre-loved clothing sale, there are always going to be those off finds.
What: Boudoir Bazaar Fashion Market
Where: Cloudland – 641 Ann St, Fortitude Valley
When: August 21, 12PM â€“ 4PM
How Much: $2 entry
Instagram: @boudoirbazaarfashion and @ladymgrand