Calendar looking a little empty thanks to a certain global pandemic? Not anymore – here are some virtual markets to shop from the comfort of your own home!
TVM Insta Market
The Village Markets have been supporting local creative small businesses for over a decade, so why would they stop now?! The girls are taking TVM to their Instagram Stories (@thevillagemarketsgc) to celebrate their community of designers, artists and curators. Shop exclusive special offers, discounts and unique products by talented small businesses at the tap of your finger and from the comfort of your own home. From fashion brands to jewellery, accessories, lifestyle products, art and homewares, and even local musicians, this is one TVM you don’t want to miss.
March 27 – 29
Hide & Seek Children’s Market
Let’s show the new owner of this children’s market some love as they go digital, offering loads of exclusive discounts for 30 amazing boutique business. Check them out @hideandseek_market and make your wish list now for their upcoming Easter market. With a showcase of unique creations, skilfully hand-crafted or designed by independent locals, you’ll find children’s clothing, accessories, toys, decor, furnishings and everything in between.
Jungle Collective Virtual Plant Sale
With isolation looming it has never been more important to create a relaxing environment at home, and plants are an amazing way to do just that. Soooooo, Jungle Collective is hosting an amazing virtual plant sale – and you’re invited! Purchase a free early bird ticket (available on Eventbrite now!) to start shopping at 8, or log on at 9am and get clicking. Then, all you need to do is sit back and wait for your new houseplants to be delivered right to your door.
Brisbane – March 28 & 29 | Gold Coast – April 4 & 5
Okay, so The Finders Keepers Market had a virtual counterpart long before coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean it won’t become your best buddy in isolation! Since launching in 2008, Finders Keepers has grown and grown – while they still hold in-person markets a few times a year, their online marketplace is where most of the action is. Enjoy browsing “stalls” of art and illustration, women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, accessories, homewares and so much more.
A curated, artisan market showcasing the very best authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, crafts and experiences, the Meeanjin Markets are not to be missed. And now, you don’t have to! The markets have announced plans to go virtual throughout COVID-19, though the details are yet to be confirmed. Keep your eyes pealed!
Fave market isn’t going virtual? Buy a gift card!
If you’ve got some spare coin and want to support your local market (or favourite salon, store or restaurant) consider buying a gift card. It will give them a bit of extra cash to get through what is sure to be a tough time, and give you something to look forward to when our self-isolation orders are lifted. Click here to tell us which local small business you want others to know about!
Image credit: Soda Photography for The Village Markets