Want to check out undiscovered design talent on the coast? Then these are markets we can recommend. The Vintage. Eat. Boutique Market is run by the Gold Coast Design Collective, and what a collection of creative talent it is!
This market is a showcase for budding artists, designers and creators. Jewellery, clothing, homewares, handmade cards and stationery, children’s clothing and giftware, teas and even vegan beauty products. Vintage, creative, boho, handmade, retro…there were lots of stalls holding that special gift for just the right person.
Some artwork is complete, such as Holly from 2H Artistry’s magnificent airbrushed surfboards, while others, like ChalkO’s shabby chic distressed paint and instructions, allow you to create your own upcycled arthouse furniture.
We pick up some hand painted lead-free crystal glasses from Kel Hinds Art, lust after Claudiaeve Designs’ floral cushions and deckchairs, and check out the Burleigh Roadsters’ Tiki Hut wares. (If we knew someone setting up a tiki bar, the set of six shot glasses would be just the thing!)
When we visited, there were a number of food stalls set up around the stage. Bruce the Food Van, Cosmos Food Truck, Siguenos, Smooth Juice, Koconut Kid…to name a few.
The Dapper and Chic is a new one to us, serving Beer battered king prawns in Cajun spice, and Baton Rouge pork slow-cooked in bourbon stuffed into a baguette. Oh yum!
Popup markets. Check out website and social media for locations. Ph: 0448 168 817