Retroactive sits behind an unassuming facade on high street Northcote. Inside you’ll find a collection of mostly mid-century furniture along with some homewares, wall art, periodicals and records. This store also stocks a range of new giftware and accessories to complement the secondhand goods. There is a good mix of vintage wares, the highlight for me was the lovely lamps on display.
Set back from the buzzing atmosphere of High Street Northcote, Know Your Product is an absolute joy! This vintage store may be small but it packs a punch with heaps of lovingly restored mid-century furniture, homewares and electrical goods. Much of the furniture has been restored in-house by the owners Kath and Harvey, who are super friendly and happy to spend some time chatting about the wonderful assortment of wares that they have collected over the years.
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world that is Tarlo & Graham. This wacky vintage store on Gertrude Street takes the place of Industria – a secondhand stalwart that inhabited the space for a number of years. If you’re in the market for some taxidermied goods, latex glove moulds, sciences beakers or animal horns this is the place to visit! And if that doesn’t tickle your fancy there’s also some less quirky offerings like the beautiful set lights and furniture.
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!