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$$$ Price guide: getting pricey


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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.

The Verdict

I must admit that I left this store feeling somewhat underwhelmed.  Perhaps this was a consequence of having just visited two wonderful vintage stores in the surrounding area which cast this shop in rather harsh light or perhaps it was the slightly frosty reception that detracted from my experience of Retroactive.  There are some lovely items in store and prices seem fairly reasonable.  I won’t be rushing back but if you’re in the area it couldn’t hurt to swing by.






307 High Street, Northcote
VIC, 3070

Opening Hours

Wednesday – Sunday: 10pm – 5pm

Phone: 03 9489 4566
Mobile: 0411 096 367
Retroactive Website

Retroactive Email 



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