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Vinyl Space

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Mid-range Good Quality Mid-size No Frills NO - PRIVATELY OWNED

 

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*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.

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La Brocante

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Getting Pricey Happy Hunting Mid-size Fancy Pants NO - PRIVATELY OWNED

 

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This beautifully presented vintage store on High Street Northcote stocks a range of homewares and collectables from all over the globe, with French and Belgian pieces featuring prominently.  The owner, Penny Attwill, spent a number of years studying in France. During this time she developed a love of all things French and has since travelled back many times in search of items for her Melbourne store.  La Brocante also stocks a range of new giftware, cards, books and decorative bird houses which dominate the front of the store; most of the vintage wares are located at the rear.  Vintage highlights include number stamps, scales and European maps.

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Izzi & Popo

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Expensive Superlative Big Fancy Pants NO - PRIVATELY OWNED

 

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From taxidermy to typewriters, you will find all kinds of treasures at Izzi & Popo.  The owners of Izzi & Popo import their stock directly from Belgium, where  local associates stock pile items for shipment to the Melbourne store.  A shipment had arrived on the day of my visit and the staff were busily readying the new items for display.  The store extends across two levels, with the street level presenting a decidedly more polished aesthetic than the basement which is packed to the rafters with a miscellany of homewares, collectables and furniture.

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Greys 303

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Mid-range Good Quality Big No Frills NO - PRIVATELY OWNED

 

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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.

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Community Chest – South Melbourne

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Cheap Hit and Miss Mid-size No Frills YES - NOT FOR PROFIT

 

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I recently had the pleasure of visiting the South Melbourne Community Chest.  This delightful opportunity shop is treasured by locals, not only for the sweet secondhand collection in store but also the great contribution it makes to the community.  The Community Chest is somewhat of an institution in these parts, it’s popularity means that stock is regularly turned over and you will always find something new on display.  All items for sale have been donated the proceeds are used to support local community groups, so you can indulge in a spot of shopping and know that you’re helping the community simultaneously – just excellent!

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