When Katrina Musgrave of Berwick Victoria decided to launch Market Angel, she had no idea that within less than 2 years she would have built Australia’s Number 1 Market Shopping Directory Website*.
“I have loved Market Shopping since I was a little girl and I rediscovered this love after having my two children. I started seeing more and more markets pop up and the high quality, well priced, unique children’s clothes they sold made me fall in love all over again”
Katrina noticed pretty that you really need to be in the right circles to not miss a market; online research showed a few states had market directories in place, but no one was taking a national approach and so Market Angel was born.
“It’s been a busy 2 years growing Market Angel and for it now to be the Number 1 Market Directory Website in Australia is amazing. I don’t want to stop there; I want to expand the website to help mums realise there is a cost effective way to buy their children beautiful clothes and toys, while supporting other mums in business or to take advantage of preloved children’s markets and pick up some real bargains”
Market Angel is launching a Nationwide Search for “Angels on the Street”, with one Angel on the Street to be selected in each state to scour markets and report back on the latest and hottest deals, designers and locations.
“The Angel on the Street can be a mum, a blogger, a shopping addict, a bargain hunter or all of the above! We want to motivate women to get out and support market shopping, with the Angels on The Street giving monthly updates on what’s hot in their state”
The competition is being promoted across print media, online advertising and a host of online women’s communities. Entrants need to submit a photo and 200 word writing sample on one of 3 topics which will be judged by an expert panel including Bec Davies founder of madeit.com.au. If you are a market shopping addict enter at www.marketangel.com.au/angelonthestreet between February 1 and March 15.
[photo: Victorias Secret Angels]