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.
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.
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world that is Tarlo & Graham. This wacky vintage store on Gertrude Street takes the place of Industria – a secondhand stalwart that inhabited the space for a number of years. If you’re in the market for some taxidermied goods, latex glove moulds, sciences beakers or animal horns this is the place to visit! And if that doesn’t tickle your fancy there’s also some less quirky offerings like the beautiful set lights and furniture.