Thrifted Treasures : Rozelle Markets


thrifted treasures


Did you find any amazeballs thrifted treasures recently?  I hit the Rozelle Markets briefly one Sunday afternoon recently.  Look what I managed to score!


keep calm and wear vintage


Does your heart beat a little faster when you see something instantly recognisable and eminently covetable?  I spotted this little headband sitting on a sheet on the ground and immediately recognised it as Missoni.  A tenner, thank you very much.


missoni hairband rozelle markets


Next up, a beautiful vintage 60s Pierre Cardin felt hat with the most amazing back story.  A group of sisters were having a wardrobe clear out sale at the markets and I spotted a lovely little beige wool felt hat with a jaunty little ivory ribbon.  I immediately tried it on and fell in love.  It belonged to the girls’ mothers and had been worn once – as part of her wedding going away ensemble.  I didn’t feel I should really buy it, but they were insistent that their mum said it had to go.  I felt guilty paying a fiver for it!


pierre cardin going away hat rozelle markets


I also scored this fabulous 60s handmade jersey knit dress, an slightly beaten up Luella black bag and the pick of the day, a fabulous Isabel Marant skirt.


rozelle markets may 2013


Now, I’ve got absolutely no hope of fitting into a size 0 Isabel Marant wrap skirt, especially as the back seam is ripped from the last person who tried to squeeze into it, but I just couldn’t resist the absolutely gorgeous printed silk fabric.  Click here to read how I upcycled this gorgeous thrifted piece!

Do tell if you have managed to score any amazing bargains lately?  I’d love to know!




I held my guinea pig session of Kimba Likes Terrific Thrifting Tours last weekend with a couple of brave bloggers who benefited from my vintage op shop expertise as we trawled through the op shops, vintage boutiques and markets of the Rozelle “Golden Triangle”.

Please do let me know if you’re interested in joining me one Sunday morning for three hours of thrifting, personalised styling and shopping assistance from yours truly, and a good gossip over a lovely cup of coffee at one of my favourite local cafes.  You can contact me at


  • lieslg - 20 May 2013 - 5.35 pm

    Oh, how this brings back beautiful thrifting memories!

    Once upon a long-ago when I was ensconced in the Balmain-Birchgrove bowl, this was my favourite & much-anticipated regular, weekend jaunt, and boy did I find some treasures!

    It was way before Blogdom, so none documented in this format 🙁 However, times have changed 😉 and I have since created my own little CyberCorner from where I muse…& showcase…& muse some more! lol

    I do a lot LESS consuming these days, but when I do, I like to share, as you do, Kim-Marie! This is what I found at my local Goodwill recently:│-lucite-leather-and-marble/



  • Lisa Mckenzie - 15 May 2013 - 1.11 pm

    Nice,thrifting Kim-Marie ,yes I bought a pair of Tony Bianco Copenhagen black leather boots last week for a steal they still had tags on so I am chuffed.ReplyCancel

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