If you head east down Johnston street from the vintage hub of Fitzroy you will happen upon Reclaimed, a fabulous collection of secondhand goods and furniture constructed from recycled materials. The store is run by Rick and Jane, specialising in industrial and up-cycled homewares and furniture. Rick custom makes tables from recycled timber – if you like furniture with texture and character these will be right up your alley. The folks at Reclaimed also source large set lights which are then mounted on tripods to create wonderful and striking standing lamps.
Out of town
On 11, Feb 2013 | No Comments | In $$$, 3, Accessories, Bags, Belts, Bikes, Books, Cameras, Clothing, Electrical, Furniture, Geelong, Hats, Homewares, Indoor, Jewellery, Massive, Men's, Musical, No Frills, Out of town, Outdoor/Garden, Shoes, Sports, Sunglasses/frames, Ties, Wallets/purses, Women's | By Rosie
I had driven past The Mill Market in Newcomb many times, for those of you who frequent the Bellarine peninsula you have most likely spotted the massive orange barn on the outskirts of Geelong. It was only recently that I found time to pop in and rummage through what can only be described as a secondhand megastore. The two levels of The Mill are brimming with goodies including retro speaker systems, homewares, kitchen cabinets, records, chairs, books, baskets, fishing rods, ladders, clothing, bikes, lamps, shoes, basins, rollerskates, chairs, fans, birdcages… You can even find giant plastic ice-creams in this place!
Yeehaaa!! If you’re in the market for a pair of cowboy boots look no further! Vintage Sole stocks a great range of both men’s and women’s boots. The collection is not exclusively cowboy boots in fact I picked up a lovely pair of red leather shoes (see below). In store you will also find a small array of jackets, shirts, dresses, skirts, bags and belts.
On 18, Sep 2012 | No Comments | In $$$, 3, Accessories, Bags, Belts, Books, Buttons, Cameras, Clothing, Electrical, Furniture, Hats, Homewares, Jewellery, Massive, Men's, Musical, Retro-fabulous, Shoes, Sunglasses/frames, Ties, Wallets/purses, Windsor, Women's | By Rosie
Given its status as a south side vintage institution, it would be remiss of me to not to visit The Chapel Street Bazaar whilst in Prahran. Like many other secondhand stores of this scale the Chapel Street Bazaar is broken up into individual stalls, each curated by a different pre-loved purveyor. Inside this enormous shop you will find a cacophony of goodies including furniture, glassware, crockery, telephones, crystal, canistes, lamps, stamps, slides, records, dolls & figurines, record players, shoes, clothing, watches, jewellery, globes, cameras, model boats, rocking horses… I could go on for days – seriously!
As the name would suggest, the collection at Dorothy and Evelyn is distinctly feminine. The walls of this very pretty vintage store are lined with racks of beautiful blouses, pretty summer dress, jumpers, skirts and cardigans. They also stock an array of accessories including bags, jewellery, belts, sunglasses, wallets and purses – some new and some vintage – all of which are delightful. There is also a smattering of homewares, you’ll find a number great retro canisters are dotted around the place but it is unclear whether these are for sale or purely decorative.