Archive | January, 2015

Fancy a spot of Second Hand & Vintage Shopping in Geelong?

8 Jan
Vintage, Junk & Second Hand Shops Geelong

Henderson’s Vintage Warehouse Geelong

Sometimes the best treasures come from things someone else has thrown away. We love a bit of junk shop digging and though you might to, so we’ve listed the best second-hand and vintage stores we’ve come across.

Barwon Booksellers If books are your bag then Barwon Booksellers is your little slice of second-hand heaven. Frequented by locals and has fans from far and wide, Barwon Booksellers is a second hand bookshop institution. Find them at James St, Geelong and also Hesse St Queenscliff. http://www.barwonbooksellers.com.au/

Relative New Comer Geelong Vintage Market is a huge shed full of vintage, rustic and second hand delights. Be careful though, with over 60 stalls and 200 square metres of footage, you could be here for a while. Lucky there is an onsite cafe to keep you sustained! http://www.geelongvintagemarket.com.au/

If you’re an Op Shop bargain hunter then the Salvo’s Op Shop Bus is for you. For $10 bucks the bus will wander you along thrift Shops in Leopold and Ocean Grove and the Salvo Store in Drysdale. http://salvos.org.au/bellarinepeninsula/available-services/salvo-thrift-shops/salvos-op-shop-tours/

The Mill Markets are a collection of permanent stallholders offering a range of vintage, retro and refurbished treasures. 114 Bellarine Highway, Newcomb http://www.millmarkets.com.au/

If you love ebay but miss the frivolous wandering of isles viewing random items then check out the Geelong Tender Centre. You’ll find a fair bit of household knick knacks, but dig deep and you may uncover a vintage find or two http://www.tendercentre.com/gtc/

Vintage Trader was a mega treasure trove of rustic industrial styled vintage delights when it traded from it North Geelong premises, sadly now it trades only via its Facebook page. However we’ve noticed they don’t seem to update regularly which leaves us all pining for more vintage treasures. https://www.facebook.com/vintagetradergeelong

A visit to How Bazaar is an exciting adventure even if you don’t manage to take home a treasure of two. Packed inside this shed is an amazing collection of second hand treasures. Unlike many second hand markets How Bazaar is operated by a single owner. Actually their website is pretty impressive too http://www.howbazaarantiques.com.au/

I.H.R Industrial Antiques, Slevin St, Geelong. We haven’t had a chance to check this one out but their wares look impressive. https://www.facebook.com/pages/IHR-Industrial-Antiques-vintage-Geelong/1435082286778041

We think we’ve left the best to last. If you like your second hand shops big, dirty and bursting at the seams then Hendersons Vintage Warehouse is your go to destination. A cross between and industrial junk yard and a vintage warehouse at Henderson’s you’ll find industrial building materials, architectural salvage and warehouse items. Find them at 20 Corio Quay Road, North Geelong.

Are you a second hand lover? Maybe you’ve got another to add to this list, comment below to let us know!

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