A staggering 50,000 items of pre-loved clothing has changed hands since Geelong’s largest baby and children’s market opened its gates 12 years ago.
The popular market, held at the Barwon Valley Activity Centre in Belmont four times a year continues to grow as price savvy mums seek out bargains on everything from clothing to prams and toys to breast pumps.
This month’s market on Saturday 17 August 2019 from 9:00am is another sell-out with 62 stallholders offering up a range of new and used clothing and baby accessories.
It’s the first market under the management of new owners, Emily Brew and her fiancé, Dylan Watt.
Experienced at finding a bargain, Emily admits to being “first in line at the gate” at every market since November 2017 when she was pregnant with her first child, Oscar.
Half of the 62 stalls sell pre-loved items, mostly clothes but also prams, change tables, cots, bottles, car seats and toys.
Buyers can feel confident when purchasing second-hand prams and car seats, which are checked to ensure they meet current Australian standards.
Emily Brew - Geelong Baby and Children's Market
I’ve always loved a bargain and the quality of the clothes is fantastic. I’ve paid as little as 50 cents for some clothes, but you can also normally find the big brand names for a reasonable price as well.
We have lots of ideas to grow and extend the market, but for now we’ll just continue with the same successful format.
We’re excited to be involved in an event that gives mums a chance to get a bargain, but also provides a format for them to on-sell their own baby clothing when it’s no longer needed.
Babies and children grow so fast that some clothes are hardly worn, so it makes good sense for someone else to be able to use them rather than throwing them out.