Ha’Penny Vintage & Craft Market
The Grand Social on Lower Liffey Street hosts a weekly Indoor Market every Saturday from 12 noon ’til 6pm.The Market has a mish mash of stalls ranging from Vintage Clothes, Designer threads, Vinyl Records, Retro Furniture, Contemporary Crafts, Bric a brac, Chic Jewellry, Books and lots more. We welcome local designers and collectors selling their one off pieces, Photographers, Illustrators and Craftmakers.We have numerous Vintage stalls who have amazing finds, Vintage Furs, Bags, Dresses and lots lots more, there is something for everyone.
We also have many local shops in the city centre venturing out and talking stalls to promote their shops! Such as Shotsy Vintage, Golly Gosh Vintage, Flip Vintage Clothing, Wild Child selling Vinyl Records, Sybil Vein Antiques, Magpie’s Nest Antique, Vintage and Modern Jewellery. We are also proud to have such well know artists like Sean Hillen taking a stall from time to time. No week is the same at the market, as we rotate stall holders.We have the best music playing whist you can have a pint from the bar while browsing the stalls.
For stall inquires please email email@example.com
We talked to Ali from A Little Idea last week, check out what she had to say 🙂
You’re a regular trader at the market, how long have you been coming? “Pretty much every week for the last year and a half now!”
Why do you like to return each week? “Firstly I love seeing all the other regular stall holders and the atmosphere there is always fun. I also have regular customers who come back to me there as they know where they can find me. Its great when someone who has liked your items online then comes into the market. Its nice to meet with new customers and I get a real buzz out if people commenting on my handmade products. Its keeps me doing what I do.”
So would you say that the market has a very positive effect on your business? “Yes I would agree with that. Its helped me build up my business and I’ve become very aware of what customers are looking for when they shop there, also there is quiet a lot of tourists that stumble upon the market. Its a great spot for them too as they want to pick up a bargain dress, or a handmade item or art to bring back home with them”
All of your fabulous pieces are handmade. Where do you source your materials from? “I’m a big collector of all things paper and fabric. I love to make my cards from beautiful papers which I cut up by hand. Lots of my cards feature animals. I get alot of my fabrics online and from these I make cushion covers, bunting and retro head scarves which always sell well. The jewellery I make from miniature teacups and teapots. They are quirky and fun and appeal to tea lovers and vintage lovers out there.
Do you have a store you work from or do you primarily sell your pieces from the markets? “Yes I recently set up my website www.alittleidea.com and from there you can view my products online. I love selling at the markets as its great meeting and talking to people, so I tend to do regular ones around Dublin.”
You can catch A Little Idea @ The Ha’penny Market most Saturdays