TVM is not just ‘a market’, we are a collaborative, creative community of small businesses, designers, artists, creatives, foodies, musicians, culture seekers and lovers of good vibes.
The Village Markets® trades every month, on the first and third Sunday at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM - 1PM.
Founded in 2008, The Village Markets® (TVM) are the original boutique fashion and lifestyle market, showcasing a carefully edited lineup of stalls, live local music, delicious eats and plenty of good vibes.
The Village Markets was created with the intention of providing a platform for talented local emerging designers, creatives and collectors to showcase their wares, connect and collaborate in a positive, unique environment. As well as creating a favourite hangout for locals and visitors to the Gold Coast.
The TVM lineup is unlike any other and you're guaranteed to find a gem at every turn. From men's and women's fashion by emerging and local designers, vintage clothing sourced from around the world, high quality pop-up shops, to up-cycled and handcrafted furniture, unique art and homewares.
Shoppers can enjoy food from around the world thanks to the lineup of food trucks and gourmet eats on offer, grab a blanket and sit under the trees with friends, enjoying the sweet sounds of live local music.
Visitors love TVM for its positive, relaxed Sunday vibe, it's unique mix of high quality stalls, the delicious eats and the live local music. The Village Markets was named the Gold Coast's Best Market in the 2015 Gold Coast Bulletin poll.
The Village Markets is committed to our community and its success. Being a stepping stone for startups is cornerstone to our business. To support startups, TVM offers a Startup Stall package, each month to a new deserving business. TVM also regularly hosts charity stalls from our local community and supports local causes via donations.
When our community succeeds, we succeed.
Here's what some of our stallholders have to say about us:
"TVM was where I first started Kivari, selling small leather bohemian styled leather wallets and bags. TVM allowed me to showcase my dreams and passions to the target market which in return rapidly grew my business. In 2015 we opened a Boutique in Freshwater located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches & Kivari is now stocked in more than 100 retail outlets world wide. TVM was a vital stepping stone to where I am now and needless to say I have definitely never looked back.
It’s an amazing platform run by two exceptionally talented, organised and professional ladies (Sarah & Marissa)
I can’t thank you both enough for starting what I consider the best designer market in Australia!"
Kirstin Keysers, KIVARI.
"TVM has been vital for the growth of my boutique swimwear brand. In the initial stages, it allowed me to present my designs to the local market where people could come into my stall, touch the swimwear, see the prints, feel the luxurious fabrics and absorb the overall vibe of the brand. As a predominantly online label, my TVM stall brings peony to life and gives me the opportunity to engage with my customers on a personal level. Unlike a lot of other markets, TVM provides an authentic local market experience that is unparalleled. I sold my first bikini at TVM in December of 2012 and since then peony has been invited to show its SS13 collection at at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival and has been featured in Vogue Australia's "What you will be wearing this summer". TVM truly is a fantastic platform for any creative brand. I couldn't recommend it highly enough."
Becky Jack - peony Swimwear
“The Village Markets have become such an iconic event on the Gold Coast. I remember going to the first events years ago and now they are an amazing marketplace for start-up fashion designers and for established brands that need a great venue for pop-up sales. I couldn’t think of a better event in Queensland for being able to sell direct to fashion-focused customers.”
Sharona Harris, F+H Jewellery
"Sarah and Marissa run a tight ship! The Village Markets is one of the most professional, well organised, and smoothly run Markets I have had the pleasure to frequent as a stall holder.
My business has definitely benefited greatly by being part of the TVM family. Sarah and Marissa have created the most beautiful market community through their tireless creativity and talent in promotion and marketing. The online systems for stallholders are second to none. Everything has been taking care of down to the last detail and the girls are always ready with a smile to help.
With 11 years of markets under my belt, i am very grateful they make the complete experience so easy and enjoyable."
Kate Hemensley, BandiKoot Byron Bay
TVM and the sense of community you have created within it is priceless, we love and appreciate being apart of it.
For us TVM is not just about selling stuff, it's the support we get from the other stall holders, the friendships we've made, the vibe of market day, the opportunity to collaborate with like minds. You should be so proud of what you've created."
Jacqueline Duemmer, Au Fait
"The Village Markets is a place where passionate, creative and magical lives cross paths. Being a part of this market community has been so uplifting for my growing business and the relationships I am building with fellow market stall holders is just spectacular.
Marissa & Sarah should be extremely proud of what they have created with TVM. TVM has been such a fantastic part of NESST's growth this year. Having a stall is such a beautiful forum to showcase and sell my products the way that I want to. Secondly, the feedback I get from everyone is absolutely vital. Every single time I have been to TVM I have taken away a new learn or celebrated a great achievement.
Thank you TVM for giving NESST the ability to meet so many new faces and to be around such supportive and loving people. Never change."
Ness Falzon, NESST HEADBANDS
"Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your local market. What an event it was too! You have something quite unique and like no other going on up in Burleigh, show casing some unbelievable talent! The login portal for stall holders was very informative and perfect, everything was covered, if anything you over prepared me (including the last minute dash for Ant Rid), conditions, maps, directions and advice on the retail market. I was interviewed and posted on the village markets website, bringing extra traffic and interest to my stall, I was motivated to put on a show for the Best Looking Stall Award. What made the interstate drive so worth while was every ounce of effort I made was matched by The Village Markets team. Nothing went overlooked. I have been following TVM as my passion for markets and growing my business is important, the stores show cased on social media were design talent I could relate to I took the risk, that paid off, instantly expanding my brand, growing my database and following. I thank TVM for the contributing effort and help and I look forward to working with the team soon."
Libby Watkins - Sydney based Artist
"Jewellery by Kim (JBK) has been with The Village Markets pretty much from the beginning. It is an amazing market with emerging designers being able to showcase their creations in the best possible way. JBK would not be as popular without TVM, people who love my creations keep on coming back not only to see me but to also enjoy the atmosphere that is The Village Markets."
Kim Hurst - Jewellery by Kim.
"I am so happy that I chose The Village Markets to further my label! Since being a part of TVM, I have been contacted by 2 boutiques to carry pieces in their store, been approached by bloggers and photographers to use my pieces for photoshoots and built up a big customer base. It's a very fun, positive and artisitic scene. I feel people specifically visit TVM to shop for something different and to be a part of a creative atmosphere and in turn that's what they get! It's well organised and the girls are always promoting your label for you too. It's the best place for exposure!"
Keira Ledford - Howlin Wolf.
"TVM have been an incredible platform to get my business out there and known. TVM always draws in the right crowd and customers, that continue to expand my business. I love the vibe the market creates and of course the organisers, Marissa and Sarah, are always there with a smile!"
Megan Saurbier - Drowning In Decadence.
"TVM gave me a vehicle to get my brand 'LoveBird' up and running. I will never forget making my first sale...it is so exciting when a total stranger says they love what you do...what you're so passionate about. TVM is the original for creating a hub for the Gold Coast best creatives, the perfect hunting ground for savvy retailers to find the next best thing - it's not unusual to have retailers ask to stock you in their boutiques, TVM is a great avenue for getting direct feedback on your new collections. Hearing what your customer thinks about your new product is invaluable. Thanks TVM for supporting young brands."
Angela Steedon - LoveBird.
August 2017: Cosmo's Women of the Year Finalists - Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
July 2016: Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards - Tourism, Hospitality and Events Category
March 2015: Gold Coast's Best Market - Gold Coast Bulletin Best of Poll
October 2014: Sarah Schoeller and Marissa Bowden nominated as Gold Coast Young Entrepreneurs of the Year
July 2014: Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards - Retail, Wholesale & Distribution Category
May 2013: Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards - Retail, Wholesale & Distribution Category
The Village Markets is co-managed and founded by Marissa Bowden and Sarah Schoeller.
As locals with marketing and events backgrounds, Marissa and Sarah are excited to showcase what the region has to offer and have gained national media coverage for the area and most importantly, it's talented creatives.
In 2012, the duo were selected to feature in a Griffith University's Business School advertising campaign, recognising their success as graduates.