Sydney’s Best Kept Secret – A European style Bric A Brac Market but so much more…

Crocodile handbagKings Cross Sunday market is a little secret I found recently on a Sunday afternoon walk to Rushcutters Bay. What a treasure trove…. antiquarian books, hand knitted teddy bears, genuine crocodile Gucci handbags, flowers, collectables and designer frocks….the list goes on.

I had not heard of this market which is open every Sunday from 8-4 in Fitzroy Gardens. Straddling Kings Crossand Potts Point – an area teeming with cooky media types, geeks, flamboyant designers, gorgeous models, DJ’s, barristers and barristers. It is also the area where Channel 10’s Underbelly was filmed and set. Film crews are always kicking about the laneways – it could the Rive Gauche or Soho. You cannot walk ten metres without tripping over a fancy french pastry.

The market is small but contains innumerable treasures. Nowhere else in the world can you hope to find a genuine vintage Celine or Gucci bag, designer sample clothes for less than $1000.

If you are in need of a reading there is the resident astrologer Tricia. For the best flowers in Sydney, there is Russell Sharp the Flower King. I love to meet up with friends at the nearby Fountain Cafe where after 3pm they have a happy hour. It’s a great people watching cafe in Sydney – at least on a Sunday. You can often spot a celebrity amongst the chic ladies, eccentric Potts Point locals and the Kings Cross oddballs that saunter by. Fabulous fun.