If you head east down Johnston street from the vintage hub of Fitzroy you will happen upon Reclaimed, a fabulous collection of secondhand goods and furniture constructed from recycled materials. The store is run by Rick and Jane, specialising in industrial and up-cycled homewares and furniture. Rick custom makes tables from recycled timber – if you like furniture with texture and character these will be right up your alley. The folks at Reclaimed also source large set lights which are then mounted on tripods to create wonderful and striking standing lamps.
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On 11, Feb 2013 | No Comments | In $$$, 3, Accessories, Bags, Belts, Bikes, Books, Cameras, Clothing, Electrical, Furniture, Geelong, Hats, Homewares, Indoor, Jewellery, Massive, Men's, Musical, No Frills, Out of town, Outdoor/Garden, Shoes, Sports, Sunglasses/frames, Ties, Wallets/purses, Women's | By Rosie
I had driven past The Mill Market in Newcomb many times, for those of you who frequent the Bellarine peninsula you have most likely spotted the massive orange barn on the outskirts of Geelong. It was only recently that I found time to pop in and rummage through what can only be described as a secondhand megastore. The two levels of The Mill are brimming with goodies including retro speaker systems, homewares, kitchen cabinets, records, chairs, books, baskets, fishing rods, ladders, clothing, bikes, lamps, shoes, basins, rollerskates, chairs, fans, birdcages… You can even find giant plastic ice-creams in this place!
On 15, Oct 2012 | No Comments | In $$, 3, Bags, Belts, Books, Clothing, Electrical, Homewares, Jewellery, Medium, Men's, Musical, No Frills, North Melbourne, Shoes, Sunglasses/frames, Ties, Wallets/purses, Women's | By Rosie
As you make your way down Queensberry Street keep your eyes peeled for the blue awning that adorns the entry to Community First Op Shop. Inside you will find a strange melange of secondhand goods including clothing, shoes, records, books, VHS, lamps, mannequins, vases, homeswares, jewellery, suitcases and bags. Amongst the chaos there were a number of stand out items – a beautifully crafted 1930s golf club, baby blue typewriter, metal chests, scales and a number of world weary suitcases.
On 18, Sep 2012 | No Comments | In $$$, 3, Accessories, Bags, Belts, Books, Buttons, Cameras, Clothing, Electrical, Furniture, Hats, Homewares, Jewellery, Massive, Men's, Musical, Retro-fabulous, Shoes, Sunglasses/frames, Ties, Wallets/purses, Windsor, Women's | By Rosie
Given its status as a south side vintage institution, it would be remiss of me to not to visit The Chapel Street Bazaar whilst in Prahran. Like many other secondhand stores of this scale the Chapel Street Bazaar is broken up into individual stalls, each curated by a different pre-loved purveyor. Inside this enormous shop you will find a cacophony of goodies including furniture, glassware, crockery, telephones, crystal, canistes, lamps, stamps, slides, records, dolls & figurines, record players, shoes, clothing, watches, jewellery, globes, cameras, model boats, rocking horses… I could go on for days – seriously!
Get in quick to take advantage of the relocation sale currently taking place at Le Contraste. The owners of this beautifully presented vintage store on Chapel Street also run 20th Century Scandinavia on Lygon Street in Brunswick. They are in the process of consolidating the two stores and you can reap the benefits. The collection consists predominantly of furniture and homewares of the Scandinavian variety.