October 2018 marks 10 years since the first Round She Goes Market was held in Melbourne. It is Australia’s longest running preloved women’s fashion market!

Ten years ago, three friends (two of them sisters) decided there must be a better way to sell second-hand clothing. Better than getting up and freezing your butt off at 5am, but also use our combined business and marketing backgrounds to actually get customers there. We had come up with a great name too!

Talk about #throwback! Check out our first publicity pic.


We ran our first market at the Club Tivoli in Prahran and the market was super-busy from the moment doors opened. Racks were stripped bare, and the thirst for the event was evident!

Over time, three became two and then one and I (Emma) have been operating the market solo since 2012. It was at that time that I decided to take the market to Adelaide and Sydney and have a crack at turning my side hustle into a job. Two more market ideas have sprung up since then too – The Makers and Shakers Market and The Slow Fashion Market.

Over the ten years, we’ve delivered over 40 events in Melbourne in five different locations and some of the participating stallholders have been selling with us since the very first market! We were Australia’s first market to launch an online version too! We were also the first market to partner with charities to donate remaining items at the end of the market day. This has become standard practice now at many other markets now too!

We’ve ridden out the over-saturation of fast-fashion chains coming and going too and the highs and lows of vintage trends (who knew that 90s would be back so soon in such a BIG way?). Right now though, it feels like the appreciation for preloved has never been stronger.

I’m proud of the great energy the market always has, I’m proud of the quality we’ve been able to maintain, the great friends the market has brought into my life and the community of women who have supported the event and made friendships and supported each other for so many years.

Thank you to everyone who has sold with us or come along to shop with us over the ten years. There is no market quite like Round She Goes, this has been possible through the community’s support.

Please join us at the 10th birthday market on Sunday 14 October at the Coburg Town Hall. Event details are here! There will be cake! 

Here’s to another ten years!
Emma xxx

 

The fearless, rebellious and extraordinary life of Alexander McQueen. The youngest of six children, Lee Alexander McQueen was expected to become a plumber, a bricklayer or possibly a cab driver like his father. Instead, McQueen’s fierce romanticism and punk poetry helped create 1990s-era ‘Cool Britannia’. For perhaps the first time since the Swinging Sixties, a lad from the East End of London could — and did — become one of the most original and influential artists of the 20th Century.

McQueen is in cinemas 6 September 2018.

 

 

Set in the summer of 1959, when the impact of European migration and the rise of women’s liberation is about to change Australia forever, Lisa, a shy 16 year old schoolgirl takes a summer job at prestigious Sydney department store, Goode’s. Assigned to the fashion floor, she meets the “ladies in black”, who will change her life forever. Based on Madeleine St John’s best-selling novel, The Women in Black, the film stars Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor and Alison McGirr. Directed by Academy Award® nominated director Bruce Beresford, LADIES IN BLACK opens at cinemas everywhere on September 20.

Check out the trailer…

 

Jackie and Madeline star as best friends who run an unconventional business breaking up couples for cash. Not only does hilarity ensue, but it is an awesome story about friendship, all while being side-splittingly funny.

We have 10 double passes to a preview screening to giveaway! 
The screening is on Wednesday, 25th July 2018 at 6:30pm at Hoyts Melbourne Central.

 

The Breaker Uppers is in cinemas 26 July. Check out the trailer:

Terms and conditions:

1) Entries must be the original content by the entrant. One entry per person.

2) Entry is open to all Australian residents.

3) Entrants consent to being signed up to the Round She Goes Newsletter.

4) Entries close 5pm on 20 July 2018 and the winners will be notified via email.

We’ve been sharing the joy and benefits of buying preloved with Round She Goes now for 10 years, and we are excited to announce that we’re expanding to a new concept. The Slow Fashion Market will be Sydney’s first sustainable and ethical fashion market for new clothing. It is an event for people who care about how their fashion is made and who made it.

The one day event will take place on Saturday 1 September at the deco-era Petersham Town Hall with 40 independent brands. The stallholders are those that produce fashion and accessories (women’s, men’s and children’s) with an emphasis on quality and durability, and who use materials that are sustainable and non-toxic, and who either make the fashion themselves or pay their workers fair wages.   

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I believe that fashion doesn’t have to be intimidating and serious. I want to make it easier for ethical designers to sell, and make it easier for shoppers to find them. And I love to put on events that are fun, where the atmosphere is about celebrating talented makers and about feeling good in our clothing. I want to create an environment where everyone is comfortable asking questions and ‘who made my clothes?’ is the core question at this event.

The movement around ethical fashion is growing rapidly. More and more, consumers want to feel that their purchases aren’t having a negative impact on the world.

Each year Australians send around $500 million worth of clothing to landfill, with around 85 percent of the new textiles we purchase are sent to the tip. The idea behind the ethical and slow fashion movement is to put the brakes on the pace of over-production, over-consumption and over-disposal of garments, by instilling an awareness, appreciation and connection to the process of quality and ethical production.

The Slow Fashion is starting in Sydney and we hope to bring the event to other Australian cities in 2019. The market will be open from 10am-3pm, and entry is $2. 

And of course, speciality coffee and quality food will also be available.

Are you an ethical fashion maker or do you know one? Stallholder applications are now open via The Slow Fashion Market website.

Based on the international best-selling novel and from the director of Four Weddings and a Funeral and the producers of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society comes to life in this big-screen adaptation starring Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver, The Darkest Hour).

London, 1946. Juliet, a charismatic and free-spirited writer receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club, started in Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Curious to know more, Juliet decides to visit the island. there she meets the delightfully eccentric members of the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society, including dawsey, the rugged and intriguing farmer who wrote her the letter. as the secrets from their wartime past unfold, Juliet’s growing attachment to the island, the book club and her affections for dawsey will change the course of her life forever.

It’s in cinemas 19 April.

Terms and conditions:

1) Entries must be the original content by the entrant. One entry per person.

2) Entry is open to all Australian residents.

3) Entrants consent to being signed up to the Round She Goes Newsletter.

4) Entries close 5pm on 19 April 2018 and the winners will be notified via post.

 

I love my stuff. I LOVE my clothes, jewellery and bags. I love how much joy my vintage things bring me. But even us collectors and hoarders need to occasionally do a cull to make room for more treasures.

I can’t be bothered with that ‘turn the coat hanger around and if you haven’t worn it in 6 months get rid of it’ type advice. Instead, I’ve put together my top 5 tips for decluttering your wardrobe without being too ruthless.

  1. One-by-One
    Consider every single piece of clothing/jewellery/accessories that you have. It’s probably best to set aside at least half a day (or a full day if you have a lot). I like the Konmari idea of considering each item and question whether it sparks joy. 
  2. Keep the things that are special to you
    When considering each piece, put back in your wardrobe all the non-negotiables. Your go-to black dress, your favourite shoes, your everyday clothes you wear to work, that sort of things. When it comes to vintage, sometimes you’ll never find that special piece again – I get it! 
  3. Say goodbye to those ill-fitting garments
    Now deal with the leftovers. What to say goodbye to:
    Unless it’s a rare or valuable collector’s item, get rid of things that don’t fit you anymore. Often, ill-fitting clothes are unflattering anyway, so let it spark joy for someone else but letting it go and sell these things at the market. The same goes with anything that is uncomfortable to wear, jeans are the worst for me. And Pretty shoes that hurt like hell have to go! 
  4. Get rid of the samey-samey surplus
    Now consider if you have items that are really similar to each other as you probably just need to keep one version. For example, I have about five glomesh bags, but really, I have one favourite and that’s my go-to. The others I can sell. Put back your favourite version and say goodbye to your least-favourite. As you do this step, it gets easier with each piece you look at to know ‘yay or ‘nay’. 
  5. Sort out the leftovers
    Now it’s time to sort out the stuff that’s going into piles.
  • PILE ONE: This is the pile of excellent-items you’ll take to Round She Goes. (Also, when Round She Goes finishes at 3pm, there will be a a Red Cross donation bin).
  • PILE TWO: Anything that can go to the op shop now. This includes any cheap brands that have zero resell-value. Check brands on ebay and see whether they are selling (or not).
  • PILE THREE: Stuff for the bin. Don’t send damaged or stained clothing to the op shop, that’s just shifting the burden of tossing it to them. Sadly, if it can’t be fixed or handy as rags, it’s time to put these in the rubbish.

Now your wardrobe should be looking a bit thinner – how good does that feel, it’s so much better to look only at things you can wear anytime! I would aim to do this at least once a year.

It was such a treat to film with the lovely folks at Channel 7’s SA Weekender for a segment on preloved fashion.

Wanting to get out of a fashion rut, Kelly enlists the help of Emma Morris – the founder of the  Round She Goes Fashion Market.  Emma says that South Australia is one of the best places to find amazing fashion gems so she takes Kelly to two of her favourite shops.

Check out the segment here…

In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover James Lord is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, Giacometti assures Lord, will take only a few days. Flattered and intrigued, Lord agrees.
So begins not only the story of a touching and offbeat friendship, but, seen through the eyes of Lord, a uniquely revealing insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and, at times, downright chaos of the artistic process. FINAL PORTRAIT is a bewitching portrait of a genius, and of a friendship between two men who are utterly different, yet increasingly bonded through a single, ever-evolving act of creativity.

 

FINAL PORTRAIT is in cinemas on 5 October 2017. 

 

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1) Entries must be the original content by the entrant. One entry per person.

2) Entry is open to all Australian residents.

3) Entrants consent to being signed up to the Round She Goes Newsletter.

4) Entries close 5pm on 2 October 2017 and the 10 winners will be notified via post.

Anne (Diane Lane) is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to successful, driven but inattentive movie producer Michael (Alec Baldwin), she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband (Arnaud Viard). What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humour, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne’s senses and giving her a new lust for life.

Don’t miss PARIS CAN WAIT, in cinemas July 20. 

Terms and conditions:

1) Entries must be the original content by the entrant. One entry per person.

2) Entry is open to all Australian residents.

3) Entrants consent to being signed up to the Round She Goes Newsletter.

4) Entries close 5pm on 16 July 2017 and the 10 winners will be notified via post.