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The Mill Market – Newcomb

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I had driven past The Mill Market in Newcomb many times, for those of you who frequent the Bellarine peninsula you have most likely spotted the massive orange barn on the outskirts of Geelong.  It was only recently that I found time to pop in and rummage through what can only be described as a secondhand megastore.  The two levels of The Mill are brimming with goodies including retro speaker systems, homewares, kitchen cabinets, records, chairs, books, baskets, fishing rods, ladders, clothing, bikes, lamps, shoes, basins, rollerskates, chairs, fans, birdcages… You can even find giant plastic ice-creams in this place!

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Restyle Threads – Rye

On 16, Dec 2012 | No Comments | In $$, 3, Bags, Belts, Books, Clothing, Jewellery, Medium, No Frills, Rye, Shoes, Women's | By Rosie

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What could be better than spending a beautiful summer’s day on the beach?  Spending the day on the beach AND shopping for rad secondhand goodies at  Restyle Threads in Rye!   In amongst the many cafes, ice-cream vendors, juice stores and hamburger joints of Rye’s main drag you will find this unassuming secondhand store.  Restyle Threads has some quality secondhand goods – mostly fairly mundane with the occasional gem.  Whilst in store I picked up a lovely secondhand Laura Ashley wool hat and a brown Italian made leather bag – excellent!

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Vision Australia – Rye

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Next time you find yourself cruising down Point Nepean Rd take a pit stop at this pleasant little op shop.  Beyond the lack lustre facade you will find clothing, homewares, toys, VHS, DVDs, sporting goods, records, books, haberdashery, hats, bags, belts and loads more.  As you would expect at a country op shop such is this the prices are low and the quality of stock varies.

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All Aboard- Old Wares and Collectables

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This secondhand emporium is off the beaten track but well worth a trip if you are looking for unusual collectables and homewares.  The collection is quite vast and is housed in and around three decommissioned tram carriages.  Stock includes vintage crockery, cutlery, scales, camping and military equipment, lamps, clocks, telephones,cabinets, mirrors, traffic lights, plumbing fixtures, hats, luggage, artwork, cast iron furniture, wagon wheels, globes, refrigerators, punch bowls (with matching cups and ladel – a personal favourite), as well as bizarre items such as 1920s gas masks and surprisingly beautiful meat safes.

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Vinnies – Queenscliff

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During a recent visit to Queenscliff I popped into the local Vinnies for a spot of Sunday op-shopping.  The stock here is well maintained and good quality with a solid collection of clothing, accessories, homewares, books, vinyl records and bric-a-brac.  Vinnies stores rely on donations, as such this store does not have the luxury of being selective with its stock, however there are definitely some gems to be found here – like the blue and white polka dot silk shirt a snapped up (see photo below).

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