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Retroactive

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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.

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One in a Mill – Newport

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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!

 
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Department of History

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Department of History on High Street, Thornbury is a feast for the senses.  The music is rocking, the place smells like furniture polish and there are so many wonderful things to see and touch.  The only sense that misses out is taste, sadly I feel that licking the beautiful furniture might be frowned upon by the establishment… and probably wouldn’t taste very nice anyway.  This superb vintage store stocks a wide variety of wares from clothes to light fixtures, with stand out pieces including a massive timber desk with leather top in mint condition, loads of old magazines, fabulous glassware and old-school test tubes in timber holders (these were being used as vases in the store – very snazzy).

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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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Parish Bargain Op Shop – Flemington

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You will find the St George’s Parish Bargain Op Shop amongst the hustle and bustle of Racecourse Rd in Flemington.  Behind the lovely Victorian facade you will find a miscellany of goods including books, clothing, children’s wear, furniture, homewares, linen, baskets, VHS, records, belts, ties, hats, wallets, shoes, games – even a backgammon set.  This store is not for profit and the prices are very affordable so you can go nuts and not burn too large a hole in your pocket!

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