MEET OUR FEATURE STALLHOLDERS!
Carrara Markets is made up of a passionate bunch of stallholders. Some have been at the markets since it opened almost 30 years ago, whilst some are newcomers to the market scene. It is these committed people that make up the market community … and we’d love to introduce you to some of them.
BEAUTIFUL JEWELLERY FOR A BEAUTIFUL LIFE!
When browsing through the stalls inside the Big Shed at Carrara Markets, it’s hard not to be attracted to the beautiful ‘Crystal n Pearl Co’. Its shelves and cabinets are full of exquisite pearl necklaces, glistening Crystal pendants, bowls of amethysts, quartz, amber, turquoise and trinkets of bracelets, beads and earrings.
But not only is there beauty found in the jewellery creations … but there is a beautiful energy from owner Barbara Cawthan of ‘Crystal & Pearl Co’ the Crystal Alchemist. In fact you would consider a chat with Barbie to be life changing. Her knowledge and advice on the properties associated with each and every stone is incredible. The jewellery pieces are not only to be worn for fashion but for their benefits of healing, health, harmony, love, happiness and many other positive life experiences.
Barbie hand picks every stone and designs & creates every jewellery piece as one-offs. Using her years of experience in the spiritual pathways of reflexology, feng shui, crystal & mineral healing, reiki just to name a few. She ensures that a visit to her stall is abundant in positivity. Her loyal following is a testament to her incredible passion for her product and her wealth of knowledge in her field
Stepping into the Melken Essence store at Carrara Markets, is like stepping into a little mystical world. Owner of this truly beautiful store is Melinda who has created a solid following for her ‘Magical and Mystical’ range of products. Everything from alternate gifts, smudge sticks, books, DVD’s, CD’s, Wiccan products, angels, unicorns, faeries & witches, book of shadows, wooden, leather journels, Celtic jewellery, Hungarian clothing and many more fascinating items.
Another popular feature of this store is the Aromatherapy range. Melken Essence has over 50 different essential oils which are sourced from around the world. After working in hospitals using aromatherapy for over 20 years, Melinda developed an understanding of the benefits of using essential oils and therapeutic blends for one’s spirit and well-being.
Pop in and say hi to Melinda at Melken Essence. We guarantee you’ll feel a warm glow and your well-being will be uplifted, just by stepping inside this interesting little part of the markets! Hey … it might just be a result of all those Himalayan Salt Lamps she sells!
On the Market St side of the markets
0404 013 638
THERE’S NO BIZ LIKE KIDZ BIZ BOOKS!
Alan and Jenny’s store in Soho Square at the markets has a unique blend of education and entertainment products like no other. At the markets for over 4 years, they pride themselves on having a wide range of quality products at very competitive prices.
Jenny’s background as a retired school teacher and Alan’s extensive background in marketing and retail, ensures first rate customer service and advice.
Kidz Biz Books features excellent educational resources including posters, placemats, flash cards, desk games, language and mathematical learning activities, pattern blocks, plus a range of ‘Wow! I Can Read’ products. Their book range is incredible with board books, touch & feel, lift-the-flap, picture books, CD/DVD storybooks, beginner readers, chapter books, novels, non-fiction and activity work books. Their range of wooden toys is like no other, carefully chosen non-toxic products that meet stringent quality & durability requirements. Puzzles, dominoes, pull-along toys, building blocks, trains, cars, labyrinths, musical items, mobiles and growth charts to name a few.
A visit to Kidz Biz Books is a must when at Carrara Markets. Or browse their online store www.kidzbizbooks.com.au
Kidz Biz Books
Soho Square in the markets
MAUREEN HAS PIZZAZZ!
Although Maureen Edwards retired from school teaching a few years ago, her love for education and learning certainly hasn’t waivered. Maureen has simply moved her knowledge and passion for education to another level and that of business owner of Toys with Pizzazz.
Toys with Pizzazz is one of Carrara Markets most magical stores with hundreds of inspiring and truly beautifully crafted educational toys lining the shelves. Everything from wooden blocks, puzzles, letter & number activities, clock & time tell boards, pop up tents, jigsaws, finger puppets, musical instruments, cars, trucks, trains and everything else you can imagine … but without an electronic device in sight!
Yes this store is whimsical because its toys require a genuine use of imagination, exploration and good old fashion play. Maureen says “Educational toys are heaps of fun. There’s no need to bombard your child with electronic toys just because we have the technology available to us. Children can be just as happy & content with a box of blocks or cars.”
You’ll catch Maureen at Toys with Pizzazz every weekend at Carrara Markets and she encourages her customers to visit her online store for hundreds more product lines.
Toys with Pizzazz
On Flemington St in the markets
Ph 0404 045 657
SUNNY KATHY KNOWS HER SUNNIES
Even on a cloudy day, it feels like the sun is shining at Designer Copy Sunglasses at Carrara Markets. Not only because owner, Kathy Bettridge, loves to spread her sunny personality at the markets, but also because her customers always walk away completely happy with their purchase.
Kathy has been at the markets since 1999, and since opening, her sunglasses have been priced as low as $10 and haven’t changed. That’s why people keep coming back again and again.
The prices may not change often, but the styles certainly do. Kathy’s success is based on the fact that she is continually offering the latest styles and designs at a fraction of the cost of the high-end designer brands. You often admire but can’t afford sunglasses designed by Gucci, Prada, Armani, Dior or Versace. At Designer Copy Sunglasses you’ll find sunglass alternatives to the high-end brands you love.
Designer Copy Sunglasses
On Flemington St in the markets
Ph 0402 125 408
MATT’S OUR GANGSTA ARTIST
Take a look at Gangsta Graffix at the markets and you’ll see graffiti in a whole new way. This is street art at its best.
Matt of Gangsta Graffix has been spraying his graffiti art on caps now for over 7 years and he says there is never one cap the same. “We customise each & every cap to suit the customers taste & style with colours & words. Most are customised with first names & nicknames. They make awesome Birthday and Christmas presents.”
Every now and then Matt gets some interesting requests from his customers with caps for Buck’s & Hen’s parties. Plus over the years he’s had some very strange requests with cap messages you wouldn’t want your mum to see!
Cnr of Piccadilly Circus & Flemington St in the markets
Ph 0467 362 979
DOM KNOWS HIS FLAGS
Meet Dom from the Carrara Flag Shop. He has one of the most memorable stalls at the markets, selling absolutely every flag you can imagine. There’s flags from around the world, football flags, pirate flags and messaged flags. Large, medium, small, hanging flags, hand flags, desk flags, flags on mugs, flags on stubby coolers and even flags on mini boxing gloves!
Dom says his flags are extremely popular whenever there is a big sporting event like the Rugby World Cup. People become very patriotic and want an international flag to support their homeland.
With the festive season just around the corner, the Carrara Flag Shop even has a great range of Christmas & New Year flags to celebrate the occasion.
So make sure you visit Dom when visiting Carrara Markets. He prides himself on providing great customer service, great value and of course great quality flags!
Carrara Flag Shop
On Flemington St in the markets
Ph 0431 358 281
SHELLEY OUR MAKEUP QUEEN!
You can’t miss Shelley at Carrara Markets. Her trademark blonde curls and cheery personality make her a most loved stallholder, especially with female market-goers who adore her cosmetic range.
Where else can you get name brand cosmetics at hugely discounted prices? Revlon, Maybelline, Loreal, Rimmel, Covergirl and Max Factor are just a few of the brands that you’ll find at the Cosmetic Case.
Handy carry baskets when you arrive easily fill up when the prices are as low as $2 for name brand lipsticks. Copy perfumes that smell just like Chanel No.5, Kenzo & Daisy for only $6! Revlon foundations from $19.95!
New stock arrives every week and Shelley and her staff will always lend a hand on choosing the right colour match. So even though the prices are discounted, the service isn’t.
On Soho Square in the markets
Ph 0417 555 167