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Sunday (Up)Market – Brick Lane, London

Last Sunday I traded at Sunday Upmarket on Brick Lane, London, UK. I was really quite nervous but it all went swimmingly, and I had a very helpful assistant (best friend Claire) to help me out with setting up and so on. 

Sweet Oxen at Sunday Upmarket

We weren’t in too bad a spot (although it seemed busier towards the food stalls) and I sold quite a lot of Greetings Cards and a couple of prints. I was a bit disappointed to have not sold a few more prints but delighted to hear lovely things from people, even if they didn’t buy anything. I got some great feedback and for my first ever Market I was pretty happy. It isn’t just about the selling after all but the fact you get to meet  your customers/potential customers face to face and really get to understand what they are looking for.

Next time I definitely need to take a large amount of fabric (pale green/turquoise…naturally) to hang around the stall, as it was quite a bit bigger than I had visualised and my prints were somewhat lost in the dresses of the lady behind me! I think I am also going to source some heavier paper stock for my A4 and A5 prints – but more on that another time.

I’m hoping to trade there in September and perhaps again towards Christmas. Brick Lane has such a fantastic atmosphere and I was very impressed with the quality of the other stalls – I found some fab acrylic jewellery by I Am Acrylic, and totally awesome geometric cushions and shower curtains by Sophie Home that I am going to have to remember for when we move in November…

Sunday Upmarket is on every Sunday at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane from 10-5pm. Lots of wonderful and very varied stalls, along with excellent food from all around the world for very reasonable prices. Not to be missed!

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Sweet Oxen at Sunday Upmarket at Brick Lane

 

Sweet Oxen at Sunday Upmarket at Brick Lane

Sweet Oxen at Sunday Upmarket at Brick LaneSweet Oxen at Sunday Upmarket at Brick Lane

 

Sweet Oxen at Sunday Upmarket at Brick Lane

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