Guidebook Second-hand stores: step in another world


Second-hand stores: step in another world

“If you love digging through a crazy selection of second-hand furniture, pre-loved homewares and weird bits and pieces, then vintage bazaars are for you,” says The Junk Map, where you can expect to find “antiques; collectables; retro, rustic, industrial or upcycled furniture; crockery and glassware; clothing and accessories; music; books and memorabilia.”

Melbourne is chock-a-block full of op shops, second-hand emporiums and retro bazaars, reports The Urban List. “Some are treasure caves, teeming with unexpected gems, while others have a low stock turnover and a weird seepy smell that’s somewhere between a primary school and a retirement home.” And here’s Time Out’s list of the best vintage shops in Melbourne – a selection of stores that have done all the hard work “so you can find fashion treasures from bygone eras and repurpose them as your own.” And here’s The Market Roll’s guide to the best vintage markets in Melbourne.

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