Nestled under the iconic arches of Moses Mabhida Stadium is where you’ll find the I heart market on the first Saturday of the month.

The I Heart Market began very modestly as a scattering of stalls on Windermere Road and after three and half years of trading and huge support from the fellow Durbanites, it has blossomed into one of South Africa’s largest design markets.

True to the spirit in which it was first conceived, all products are carefully selected for their originality and design appeal. The range of creations is impressive – from locally made and designed jewellery, art, fashion, home décor and accessories to environmentally friendly upcycled or repurposed goods, and highly desirable second hand gems.

Some stand out stalls.

Simple and sophisticated ladies fashion from eb + am – Cindy Armstrong a graduate from Design Academy of Fashion in Cape Town has been selling her classic range of ladies wear from I heart market since December 2010. You’ll always find her there:

“My absolute favourite thing about the I heart market is seeing all the other marketeers once a month, where we can share and appreciate each others lovely goods and exchange stories.”

Token ceramics has taken the art of ceramics to a wearable art form. Carla da Cruz’s delicate and whimsical brooches are ever popular among the I heart market regulars.

Freshly found conjures up ingenious objects with things that we would normally toss aside. Discarded record covers are turned into boxes, record sleeves into origami flowers, wall tapestries into handbags – for Denise Kiggan prides herself in re-inventing vintage finds and creating quizzical accessories and home décor.

Two new delicious food stalls have recently joined the market.
First up is Tom’s egg and bacon stall. Creamy, scrambled, free-range eggs with rashers of home cured bacon or fresh cherry tomatoes with basil and feta. Their delightful band of helpers move around the market selling their goodies on foot, if standing in a queue is getting in the way of your browsing and shopping.

Glenwood based noodle bar, Mooki Noodles has recently come aboard with their moreish Asian style pancakes with fillings of pork fillet with honey and sesame or chicken, mushroom, coriander and a yakitori sauce.

And there’s so much more.

Join us at on the first Saturday of the month, where Durbanites gather to meet friends, eat tasty treats, drink lemonade, peruse the stalls, listen to vinyl and relax under the shady trees of Moses Mabhida Stadium.

I Heart Market:

eb + am:

Token Ceramics:

Freshly Found:

Mooki Noodle Bar: