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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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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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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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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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