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.
I recently stumbled upon this secondhand store in Windsor and was pleasantly surprised by what I found inside. The fit out is decidedly no frills but for those with a keen eye and a willingness to do a little rummaging there is gold to be found in amongst the clutter. The hodgepodge collection includes clothing, glassware, crockery, hats, jewellery boxes, furniture, globes, framed artwork, vases, records and lots of lamps.
On 18, Sep 2012 | 7 Comments | In $$$, 3, Accessories, Bags, Belts, Books, Buttons, Cameras, Clothing, Electrical, Furniture, Hats, Homewares, Jewellery, Massive, Men's, Musical, Retro-fabulous, Shoes, Sunglasses/frames, Ties, Wallets/purses, Windsor, Women's | By Rosie
Given its status as a south side vintage institution, it would be remiss of me to not to visit The Chapel Street Bazaar whilst in Prahran. Like many other secondhand stores of this scale the Chapel Street Bazaar is broken up into individual stalls, each curated by a different pre-loved purveyor. Inside this enormous shop you will find a cacophony of goodies including furniture, glassware, crockery, telephones, crystal, canistes, lamps, stamps, slides, records, dolls & figurines, record players, shoes, clothing, watches, jewellery, globes, cameras, model boats, rocking horses… I could go on for days – seriously!
On 18, Jul 2012 | One Comment | In $$$, 4, Bags, Belts, Books, Buttons, Cameras, Clothing, Electrical, Furniture, Hats, Homewares, Jewellery, Massive, Men's, Musical, No Frills, North Melbourne, Shoes, Sunglasses/frames, Ties, Wallets/purses, Women's | By Rosie
Behind the understated facade of this vintage store at the top end of Elizabeth Street you will find a bounty of secondhand treasures, including, but not limited to, pocket and wrist watches, cameras, lamps, buffets, cabinets, books, vinyl records, mannequins, movie reels, chests, motor oil cans, maps, billiard balls, bags, hats, old footballs, buckets, filing cabinets, baskets, chairs, sofas, typewriters, cultural artefacts, mixing bowls, lockers, irons, coffee grinders, clocks, jewellery, shoe shine and cigarette tins, billicarts, magazines, clothes, crockery and microscopes. It really is a wonderland of vintage items, one that must be seen to be believed.
On 02, May 2012 | 3 Comments | In $$$, 4, Accessories, Bags, Belts, Bikes, Books, Brunswick, Buttons, Cameras, Clothing, Electrical, Furniture, Hats, Homewares, Indoor, Jewellery, Massive, Men's, Musical, Outdoor/Garden, Retro-fabulous, Shoes, Sunglasses/frames, Ties, Wallets/purses, Women's | By Rosie
As you may have guessed this marvellous vintage store on Lygon Street is the sibling of the Lost & Found Market in Collingwood. Consequently, I had great expectations… and it delivered! Similar to the Perry Street outpost, the Brunswick Lost & Found is divided into stalls each with its own theme and focus. Some stalls specialise is stereos and record players, others feature bikes and many of the stalls stock furniture, clothing, accessories, homewares and collectables – you really must see it for yourself to understand the magnitude of this collection!