It’s a fashionista extravaganza

THE Overdressed Market has moved to the Hobart City Hall, which organisers say will make it the largest pre-loved fashion market ever held in Tasmania.

Designed for the women of Hobart who have the urge to splurge on a budget, the Overdressed Market has been a popular event on the Hobart calendar ever since the inaugural market in December 2013.

Focusing on pre-loved women’s clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories, shoppers are encouraged to pick-up a bargain from fashion-savvy stallholders whose closets can no longer accommodate all their great clothing.

Market manager Susannah Slatter said the Overdressed Market was created in response to the “often overwhelming” amount of unworn clothing in our wardrobes.

She said every market was a “fantastic opportunity” to find new homes for perfectly good cast-offs.

“The move to Hobart City Hall is a natural progression given the increased demand for retail therapy that doesn’t cost the earth,” she said.

“The Overdressed Market began in Battery Point, before moving to the Masonic Temple, which it has now outgrown.

“Demand is strong, owing to the ongoing trend of supporting sustainable, ethical and environmentally sound business practices.

“The Overdressed Market is an upmarket way of recycling clothes, which keeps them out of landfills and provides an alternative to purchasing clothes which may have been manufactured in sweatshops.”

Miss Slatter said the market was a “winning formula.”

“Stallholders turn their fashion into cash, shoppers indulge their preference for pre-loved and the environmental impact is a positive one,” she said.

“What’s more, wearing a bargain definitely comes with its own level of fashion cred.

“The new venue will allow more than 100 fashion-savvy stallholders to sell their once-loved clothing at bargain prices, making it a not-to-be-missed super shopping event for all frugal fashionistas.”

The Overdressed Market Fashionista Extravaganza will be held at the Hobart City Hall from 10am-2pm on Sunday 10 September.

Admission will be $2 and stalls are still available for hire.

For information about the Overdressed Market, visit overdressed.com.au.

Caption: Market manager Susannah Slatter, pictured, says the Overdressed Market is a winning formula for frugal fashionistas.