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.