Getting thrifty in Barwon Heads

Camryn Tucci getting clothes ready for the Revive Pre-loved Clothing Markets. (Ivan Kemp) 398722_06

It’s time to get thrifty as the Revive Pre-loved Clothing Markets brings displays of on-trend and lightly warn items for one day in Barwon Heads.

The market will return to the Barwon Heads Community Hall on Sunday, April 7, from 9.30am to 2.30pm after its initial launch in December, with entry only costing $2.

Kylie Crane said she started the markets with her daughter Camryn Tucci, who “loves thrifting” and wanted to create an event a little closer to home.

“She (Ms Tucci) would often travel back and forth to Melbourne to visit similar markets and thought there wasn’t much down this way like that, so we had a go at putting it together,” Ms Crane said.

“Instead of buying new, this is the perfect opportunity to stock up on a few special pieces you can pull out and use for special occasions.

“If you’re looking for a bargain, you can certainly find it, and if you’re looking for something special or unique, it’s worth having a good sift through.”

Ms Crane said she expected close to 650 people to attend the market and that the day was “a really good vibe”. She also said people should make sure to bring a bag.

“We have a lot of fun with the people coming as they’re all excited and often come out with arms full of purchases,” she said.

“We do have two dedicated men’s wear stall holders, which I’m interested in seeing how they go, but it would be nice to mix up the demographic.

“This is a much better way to go, especially with the idea of swapping and sharing with your friends as, if you haven’t paid a fortune for it, you may be more inclined to do that.”