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The Junk Company

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Behind the understated facade of this vintage store at the top end of Elizabeth Street you will find a bounty of secondhand treasures, including, but not limited to, pocket and wrist watches, cameras, lamps, buffets, cabinets, books, vinyl records, mannequins, movie reels, chests, motor oil cans, maps, billiard balls, bags, hats, old footballs, buckets, filing cabinets, baskets, chairs, sofas, typewriters, cultural artefacts, mixing bowls, lockers, irons, coffee grinders, clocks, jewellery, shoe shine and cigarette tins, billicarts, magazines, clothes, crockery and microscopes.  It really is a wonderland of vintage items, one that must be seen to be believed.

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Ace Antiques and Collectables

On 10, Jun 2012 | 2 Comments | In $$$, 4, Books, Electrical, Furniture, Homewares, Mini, Musical, North Melbourne | By Rosie

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In the market for some vintage light fittings?  You should take a trip to North Melbourne and visit Ace Antiques and Collectables.  This secondhand store is teeming with lights, radios, phones, books, records, fans, clocks, enamel signs, crockery, cookware and many other rare and curious colelctables.  The friendly owner Dave is a wealth of knowledge and is more than happy to answer questions.   He has the largest collection of Bakelite radios in Australia, and if you can’t find one you like in store Dave will help you source one from elsewhere.  Unlike many antique stores Ace Antiques are happy to hire out their wares for commercial, movies, theatres sets, it you would like to know more pop in and have a chat with Dave.

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Australian Red Cross, Fitzroy

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Another delightful offering from the Australian Red Cross – you would never guess that this fabulous little vintage shop is not for profit.  I’m guessing this Red Cross outpost has the luxury of being more selective than other stores, and you get to reap the benefits.  Prices are higher than you would expect to find at your average op-shop, but I guess that’s the premium one must pay for the convenience and quality offered by the Red Cross on Brunswick Street.  The collection consists, predominantly of clothing, shoes, accessories, a smattering of homewares and some vinyl records thrown in for good measure.

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Lost & Found – Brunswick

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As you may have guessed this marvellous vintage store on Lygon Street is the sibling of the Lost & Found Market in Collingwood.  Consequently, I had great expectations… and it delivered!  Similar to the Perry Street outpost, the Brunswick Lost & Found is divided into stalls each with its own theme and focus.  Some stalls specialise is stereos and record players, others feature bikes and many of the stalls stock furniture, clothing, accessories, homewares and collectables – you really must see it for yourself to understand the magnitude of this collection!

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Savers – Sydney Road

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This secondhand mega store on Sydney road was a hive of activity when I visited on Sunday.  The racks and shelves at Savers are teeming with stock and are super organised – making what would otherwise be a completely overwhelming experience only mildly overwhelming.  I could happily spend hours in this store rummaging through the barrage of stock which includes, clothes, furniture, prams, homewares, luggage, books, games, collectables, accessories, bags, belts, jewellery, ties and much more.  For me the highlight was discovering an old Singer sewing machine in amongst the furniture.

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