GET started on your Christmas shopping while buying local and supporting small creative business at Perth Upmarket on Sunday, November 26.
Set at the University of Western Australia’s iconic Winthrop Hall and surrounds, this unique event features more than 180 ofPerth’s best designers, makers and gourmets food creators.
All products are locally designed or made as a prerequisite and applications are assessed to create a curated market with only the best products on offer
This Christmas, buying gifts from local makers is a great way to boost the local economy and support micro businesses
Justine Barsley said she started the quarterly Upmarket event in 2008 as a way of helping Perth shoppers look to small business for their gifts, clothing and homewares and to shop local wherever possible.
“There are so many unique, quality products designed or made here in Perth but they can be hard to find, so I decided to bring them all together,” she said.
“Not only are the Upmarket exhibitors local small businesses with many home-based, creative individuals, their products are truly unique and the event is curated to ensure there is a great mix of high quality products and gourmet foods on offer.”
There is a gourmet section for foodies with everything from cinnamon buns and bombolini donuts to truffle oils, tapas and cheeses
For the children in your life, there is a dedicated Junior Upmarket section, sponsored by Buggy Buddys, inside Hackett Hall featuring children’s and babies’ fashion, toys and dcor.
The event runs from 10am – 4pm and includes free entry, free parking and ATMs on site.
Upmarket is proudly supported by the University of Western Australia.
To see a full list of vendors, visit perthupmarket.com.au.