Upmarket – Our Story
My vision behind Perth Upmarket is simple – I want to help small creative businesses in WA succeed while giving shoppers access to the highest quality local products.
We have so much talent right here in our backyard but it can be hard to find. That is why the concept for Perth Upmarket was born – to bring together the best local creatives and showcase them in a high end Perth market.
Our quarterly market is an opportunity for Perth locals and visitors with an appreciation for handmade and quality wares to connect with talented creators. Perth Upmarket is carefully curated to ensure that all products are designed or made in WA and are only of the highest quality.
More than 180 small businesses showcase their wares at each Upmarket event including artists, stylists, craftsmen and gourmets, resulting in a diverse product mix which shoppers love. Our Perth markets feature products such as clothing, cupcakes, artworks, homewares, jewellery, skin care, gourmet food and paperwares.
When I moved back to Perth in 2006 and found it difficult to find a high quality, regular Perth markets to sell my own designs that I first created the concept of Perth Upmarket. I established Perth Upmarket in 2008 and the event quickly became Perth’s premier design market.
Due to its rapidly growing popularity, we had to move the event in 2010 from Perth Town Hall to the beautiful and accessible Winthrop hall at the University of Western Australia
Our efforts to support local creative businesses do not end with market days. We provide ongoing support, maintain a collaborative community and offer mentoring and learning opportunities to help Upmarket retailers market their businesses and achieve success throughout the year.
In addition to our quarterly Perth markets, we run Wedding Upmarket for local couples planning a bespoke occasion, Art Upmarket for art lovers and enthusiasts as well as pop up market events and shops across Western Australia.
Perth Upmarket is pleased to be partnering with the following organisations:
If you are interested in partnering with Perth Upmarket please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.