This Saturday I woke up nice and early to catch the train
into Newtown for the Fabric-a-brac pop up shop.
Newtown is one of those special places in a big city. You can dress as you wish and no one will blink an eye. It's the alternative centre of Sydney and you'll find many shops to
support people's love for vintage clothing or mid-century home wears as well as
piercing and tattoo parlours, cyber Goth outfitters and plenty of hairdressers
who will style your hair to match your outfit. In international terms it could probably be compared to Camden Town in London or Portland, Oregon. It's become very popular
for upper middle class families and lots of high end boutiques have moved in
lately, but that's ok. Its underbelly is still owned by the weird and wonderful!
My friends and I Ioved it so much as teenagers we would
replace the words of Petula Clarks Downtown
with Newtown and sing it on the train
on the way there!