The Linden Market Review

mooimark vlooimark ♥ The Linden Market.

Let’s be truthful though, any market that is child-friendly, dog friendly, offers ± 120 different designer makers and has the wine ready at the front door is going to rate highly with us.

The Linden Market is a pop-up market with a vision to provide a highly curated lifestyle experience with a special focus on local, handmade and stylish products.

mooimark vlooimark have been to two of their market days and both were fantastic. The designer makers, curated months in advance for the market, are highly talented. Not only are the products on offer unique, interesting and a visual delight but the pop-up shop feeling is well maintained and adds heaps of charm to the market. The designer makers  also change between market days, meaning each market will have something new to offer – keeping mooimark vlooimark coming back for more.

The Linden Market tag line is ‘something for everyone’, and I would have to agree. There really is something for everyone. For a list of all the designer makers we met and fell in love with at the market, browse through our found at the market section and find all the details there.

The atmosphere of The Linden Market is relaxed, trendy and has an arty-kind-of-cool. There’s music playing in the background, think Mumford and Sons or something similarly adult contemporary pop. There are families, groups of friends, first-timers, second timers, young and old alike. There are heaps of people coming and going, but not in a Black Friday kind of way, more in a Sunday stroll kind of way. No one is in any particular rush because there is so much to enjoy right here.

The Linden Market is based in the leafy suburb of Linden, Joburg. It’s made its appearance twice at Hoërskool Linden (that we know of) and the venue works well. If the market grows however, which, from having seen the turn out for myself is not unimaginable, a different location might have to be considered. The market sits well in the space it occupies, however I wouldn’t mind a better sectioned kids play zone and more space to lounge, picnic or just sit and relax. There is so much to see and do with the variety on offer but without enough designated areas to sit, enjoy and recharge ones batteries, those coming along run out of energy, long before they run out of enthusiasm for what’s on offer.

A few things to note about The Linden Market, should you be heading that way:

  • There is a cover charge to enter (R10 per person when Mooimark Vlooimark attended (September 2016); well worth it when you see what’s on offer inside)
  • There is ample parking inside the market (don’t be put off by the hoards of cars lining the streets), but you have to pay for this (R10 per car, isn’t too steep)
  • To find out when the next market is check out The Linden Market on Facebook, as this seems to be the most up to date source

With the enthusiasm The Linden Market team have demonstrated thus far in putting their market days together, I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Bring on the Christmas market!