I cannot believe it has already been one month since the sale. So many fabulous things have been going on behind the scenes at Melbourne Mamma, that the month has simply flown by.
Sunday, 21 August 2011 marked the very first Melbourne Mamma’s Market & what a fantastic sale it was.
Nearly 30 of Melbourne’s favourite kid’s retailers & designers came together in Essendon and brought with them more than 80 designer labels with all items marked down by 50-80% .
Eager VIP shoppers began lining up just after 8.30 am in anticipation of the 10.00 am start. As soon as the doors opened, almost 100 shoppers flooded into the hall in search of some fabulous bargains. Many emerged later, arms laden with bags & huge grins on their faces. They were very happy mammas indeed.
As more shoppers arrived for the 10.30am general entry, many of them wondered whether the VIP shoppers had left anything inside – I was beginning to wonder this too as I sat at the entrance watching them leave with bags full of goodies.
For the next few hours more than 700 shoppers grabbed some of the best bargains they’ve ever seen. There were squeals of delight & plenty of oh-my-gods as they snapped up items for their little ones.
Thirsty and hungry shoppers & stallholders were kept well nourished by Sweet Cravings Patisserie (THE best cupcakes ever) & Cruising Cuppa. Little ones were kept busy at the craft table & entertained by the wonderful Mini Picasso’s and the gorgeous fairies from Fairy Wings and Wishes delighted the kids with balloons and face painting.
Even though I left my shopping run till a little late in the day (note to self: next time, do not open doors till i have had time to shop hehe) – i still managed to grab some great bargains for my kids, along with a father’s day present for my hubby & also some gorgeous goodies for myself.
The next sale is going to be even more fabulous than the first and there is also a women’s version of the sale on the way too – which means lots of fabulous bargains for us mammas!