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.
It’s time to welcome new kid on the block – Vintage Stash! The owner, Maryanne Loughland, recently moved to Melbourne from Wagga Wagga and has brought with her loads of vintage goodies which can be found in her Smith Street store. The stock has been sourced from all around the globe with some items being imported directly from Europe, United States and New Zealand while other items have been procured locally from clearing sales and markets in NSW and Victoria. The collection of vintage goods sit harmoniously alongside new jewellery, artworks and homewares supplied by local artists.
The Industrial Revolution – the store, not the transitional period in the early 19th century – stocks a range of vintage and new furniture, homewares and electrical goods. Nestled in behind a nursery on Burwood Road this large warehouse space is chock full of goods with a distinctly industrial swagger. If you are looking for outdoor furniture, in particular metal chairs and recycled timber tables, you will no doubt enjoy a visit to The Industrial Revolution.
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!