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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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Know Your Product – 20th Century Home Store

On 24, Aug 2013 | No Comments | In $$$, 4, Books, Electrical, Furniture, Mini, Northcote, Retro-fabulous | By Rosie

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Set back from the buzzing atmosphere of  High Street Northcote, Know Your Product is an absolute joy!  This vintage store may be small but it packs a punch with heaps of lovingly restored mid-century furniture, homewares and electrical goods.  Much of the furniture has been restored in-house by the owners Kath and Harvey, who are super friendly and happy to spend some time chatting about the wonderful assortment of wares that they have collected over the years.

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Mission Op Shop – Chapel Street

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The Mission Op Shop was a little hectic when I visited, with staff and donations in abundance, there is potential for this opportunity shop to be quite lovely once it settles into its groove.  The front of the store is brimming with men’s and women’s clothing whilst out the back you will find books, CDs, games, records, shoes, accessories and sporting equipment – there was even a set of retro golf clubs!  The slightly disorderly stock makes for good rummaging and there are plenty of staff around to assist with any queries you might have.  The Mission is currently recruiting volunteers, offering training and a supportive work environment for people overcoming mental illness.  Donations are welcome and all proceeds from the store go towards supporting The Mission.

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Salvos – North Melbourne

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Given it’s location amongst the ever increasing throng of cafes and restaurants on Errol Street I was expecting this North Melbourne Salvos to be a hive of activity when I visited on Saturday morning.  This was not the case.  It was very quiet, with just a couple of others milling around the store. The stock included clothes, furniture (couches, entertainment cabinets, mattresses), homewares, accessories, children’s wear, toys, VHS, CDs, puzzles and a collection of bizarre frog ornaments.

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Salvos – Victoria Crescent

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It was Saturday afternoon when I visited the Salvos Store on Victoria Crescent and the place was a hive of activity -bustling with both staff and customers.  The somewhat banal facade of this warehouse does not do justice to the exciting assemblage of secondhand goods inside, which includes clothing, shoes, ties, belts, hats,vinyl records, toys, sports equipment, DVDs & VHS, homewares, artwork, outdoor furniture, lounges, dressers, beds, mattresses, cushions, buttons, lamps, stools, ladders… and much much more.  Salvos stores rely on donations, conveniently this opportunity store has a dedicated loading bay at the rear which is open seven days a week.  The collection point is staffed, ensuring that all donations get to their intended destination and are not left exposed to the elements.


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