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Grandfathers Axe

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Grandfathers Axe is a Mecca for those seeking vintage furniture, particularly Danish furniture.  Despite its size it is quite easy to miss this massive secondhand furniture warehouse which is set back for High Street in Northcote.  Inside you will find a sea of sofas, chairs, dining suites, wall units, lights and sideboards, and with a new container of stock arriving from Europe every few weeks the range is constantly changing.  Grandfathers Axe’s comprehensive website is updated regularly to help keep you abreast of the new items, but to be honest nothing compares to seeing and feeling the pieces in the flesh.

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Garage & sidewalk sales

On 27, Apr 2013 | One Comment | In $, 1, Carlton, Collingwood, Fitzroy, Massive, No Frills, Thornbury | By Rosie

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A curious phenomenon is taking place in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne, and perhaps elsewhere.  I’m sure I’m not the only one who has noticed the increasing number of swap-meets, garage and sidewalk sales lining the pavements and median strip of these vibrant suburbs.  It seems that many Melbournians interested in recycling their worldly goods are opting to cut out the middle man (markets, op-shops and secondhand stores) and sell their wares directly to passing traffic.  Obviously the success of any such sale will likely be determined by the level of pedestrian (and  bicycle) traffic in the area.

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Nasty Gal

On 27, Mar 2013 | No Comments | In $$$$, 5, Clothing, Fancy Pants, Massive, Shoes, Sunglasses/frames, Women's | By Rosie

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Love vintage?  Love to shop online?  Have you met Nasty Gal?  I think you guys will get along famously!  Nasty Gal is the brain child of Sophia Amoruso and while it’s not exclusively vintage there is some amazing clothing in the collection.  Nasty Gal is based in L.A. and ships to Australia with a flat rate of $15.

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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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Savers – Footscray

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This West-side outpost of the Savers conglomerate is a whopper.  The collection of stock is huge, they even had a dedicated Halloween costume section when I visited.  Like all good secondhand megastores the Footscray Savers has an air of organised chaos, the sense of chaos was probably compounded by the hoards of people looking for Halloween costumes.  The stock here includes clothing, furniture, hats, shoes, bags, toys, homewares, sports equipment, records, books, belts, ties, sunglasses, jewellery and electrical goods.

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