Naked City Guide


The Village Markets

Unless it ended with Zooey Deschanel in a giant frosted cake, we fail to see how TVM’s birthday could top the vintage merriment that their average Sunday fare already boasts. Yep, TVM turned three in October, and she’s growing up so fast you’ll swear she’s Tavi Gevinson or one of those whiz-bang Montessori prodigies.

This is a favourite market to see and be seen, and one of those rare opportunities to stick an SLR in a well-dressed stranger’s face without getting pepper sprayed. A mood of revelry and sepia-tinged reverie wafts through market rows of handmade jewels and t-shirts, reclaimed leather handbags, upcycled furniture, retro jumble bargains and more. Thankfully there’s method to the madness, with a rigorous stall application process to sort the fails from the up-and-coming finds.

A: Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads, Qld, 4220  
H: 8am-1pm on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month  
P: 0414 561 650         W: