Australia’s favourite boutique designer market is turning 10, and they’re celebrating with a huge party!
Global designers who founded their labels at The Village Markets (TVM) will return to celebrate the iconic boutique designer market’s milestone birthday next month, including brands like Kivari, F+H Jewellery, Children of the Tribe, Mahiya and Kardashian family favourite Duke of London.
Along with the impressive line-up of boutique markets stalls, market-goers will be able to enjoy food trucks and musicians, including the likes of Mitch King, Tones and I and Lily Budiasa who are all hitting Burleigh Heads State School for the special celebration.
Former marketing executives Marissa Bowden and Sarah Schoeller founded TVM in 2008, providing a platform for more than 2000 emerging labels to showcase their wares and launch their careers. Stand-out examples of TVM alumni include peony swimwear, who now adds the world’s premier luxury fashion online retailer Net-A-Porter to their exclusive list of stockists, and musician Ziggy Alberts.
“peony is now stocked at leading fashion retailers such as Net-A-Porter, FarFetch and Revolve and none of it would have been possible without the support of The Village Markets,” says Peony founder, Becky Morton, who sold her first ever bikini from her stall at TVM.
Along with live music, some 100 exciting stallholders and yummy food, creative workshops by The Craft Parlour and Whole Beings are also on the agenda. Visit the hair braid and glitter bar, score some free face painting, take a photo by the photo wall – brought to TVM by Gather Store – then hit up the Good Vibes Lounge area, delivered by The Luxe Social.
“We created The Village Markets ten years ago because we really felt the Gold Coast was lacking a regular cultural event and platform for emerging creatives to launch their brands,” says TVM co-founder, Marissa Bowden. “We are incredibly proud to be celebrating ten years of creativity and home-grown talent with our community next month.”
The Village Markets 10th birthday celebration even will be held on Sunday, October 7, at Burleigh Heads State School from 8.30am until 1pm. Parking will be available on the school grounds and surrounding streets however patrons are encouraged to ride, walk or use various modes of transport available.