One mans trash.

(My beautiful friends Jesse and Lauren)

The saying goes one mans trash is anothers treasure, and after recently making my official debut into the wonderful world of the Suitcase Rummage here in Brisbane, I am hooked on this notion. Thrifting was once taboo but now a global phenomenon that is a smart, sustainable and socially conscious way to consume fashion. My friends Lauren & Jesse met me for an early morning coffee in King George Square, suitcases in tow, for what turned out to be a wonderful day of selling, buying, style stalking and making friends with neighbouring "rummagers". Not to mention turning years worth of unused miscellany into a cool little profit; and of course finding a few hidden treasures to take home for ourselves.

The girls at Suitcase rummage put this great event on once a month, usually the first Sunday, but you can keep an eye out for upcoming rummages by following their blog which also has a registration page. It's a much cooler alternative to selling your goods at markets and it is cheaper, being only $10 to register. Oh and you don't have to get out of bed at an ungodly hour as the rummage usually opens for set up around 10.

Also, I find myself ever surprised and impressed with the calibre of street style that pounds the pavement around Brisbane. I got my creep on and took a few snaps of stylish suitcase rummage patrons.