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Back to School shopping

The school holidays are nearly over and it’s time to make sure the kids have everything they need to start the year. Whether it’s stationery or smocks that you’re looking for, our Market traders can help get students of every age school-ready. Here are some examples of what’s on offer.


Add some colour to lunches and playground snacks with these containers from The SuperCool. They’d be perfect for holding pre-cut fruit from one of our fresh produce traders such as South Melbourne Market Organics.

South Melbourne Market Organics


Gew├╝rzhaus has lunch bags made from Mexican oilcloth – perfect to make sure any spills don’t leak out into kids’ school bags.

Speaking of keeping things clean, there’s art smocks aplenty at Clare’s Bears and Wares – all handmade by Clare herself.

You can pick up art supplies such as sketchbooks, pencils, exercise books and paints at Market Lotto & News.

Naneez Children’s Wear and South Melbourne Sock Shop have all sorts of essentials such as plain T-shirts, netball knickers, undies and all kinds of socks. They also stock waterproof art smocks and black or navy cotton leggings to go under school uniforms.

For schoolyard play on sunny days, kids need to be sun smart. Grab a few caps from Joepat Fashion Accessories to make sure there’s always one on hand.

Kids who are too cool for school will love these socks from Frankie’s Story!

A sturdy, comfortable backpack is a must-have for students of all ages. Find the size and style that’s right for your child at Faslini Leather & Travel Goods.

Add a fun bag tag from Create tBt Toys & Games. They’ve got cute pencil cases too.

For kids who ride to school, bike safety doesn’t have to be boring! Spin South Melbourne has all kinds of cycling accessories to make their commute something to look forward to each day.

And for a special first-week-back treat, sneak a cookie into their lunchboxes from one of our many deli stalls, such as Pickadeli.

Now your kids should be on track for a great new school year. We’ll have more lunchbox ideas coming up soon for both school and work, so stay tuned!

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