*See comment below from Mick. Vinyl Space is now closed, however Micka has opened a new store located at 119a Johnston Street, Collingwood. Enjoy!
I stumbled upon this terrific little store a few weekends ago when I was in search of some vintage pendant lights in Thornbury. Vinyl Space is joint project between Michael Smajdor and Top Hat Antiques, which is located just down the road at 873 High Street. The store is understated and could easily be missed if you’re experiencing some kind of hangover/post-brunch food coma, a condition I find myself afflicted with most weekends… Anyway, my point is you need to keep you’re eyes peeled. Alongside the vinyl, there are some excellent lamps, canisters and a wonderfully retro record player. For those too lazy to leave the comfort of their couch you can also check out the collection on the Vinyl Space website.
Beyond the Victorian shop front of 303 Clarendon Street is a secondhand wonderland heaving with furniture, homewares, jewellery and artwork. It’s hard to walk past this store without being lured inside by the the array of secondhand furniture littering the pavement. The collection here is eclectic, with antiques from the 19th and 20th century rubbing shoulders with retro and modern pieces.
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.
A recent Sunday drive to Williamstown led to the happy discovery One In a Mill in Newport. The warehouse is located down a laneway off Melbourne Rd – blink and you will miss it – so keep your eyes peeled for the sandwich board that will direct you to this unassuming secondhand store. Inside you will find all kinds of lovely things to play with and purchase – Pyrex bowls, chairs, sofa, massive old scales, large format drawers and much more!
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!