Vintage in Geelong
Second hand or vintage is becoming a popular trend both for fashion and decoration. The Geelong region has a wide range of markets, stores and specialty shops specialising in all things vintage, so here are a few of our favourites.
This incredible bazaar specialises in all things from the Orient, with a huge collection of furniture, artefacts, clothing and specialty items from India, China and Japan. The place is one of the Geelong region’s hidden treasures with hours of fun on every visit looking through the incredible collection. Every time you visit the collection changes and you never know what you will find, from the most delicate jewelled trinket to giant wooden gates from an ancient building. Ensure you have plenty of time to visit Kyo, there is so much to explore and experience. Once you immerse yourself in the atmosphere you will feel like you have had an escape to some exotic oriental location. Kyo is located in Ocean Grove’s Smithton Grove which is just off Grub Road, close to Kingston Park and the Thacker Street intersection.
The Mill Markets
The Mill Markets are located on the Bellarine Highway in Newcomb opposite Newcomb Secondary College. This monstrous market specialises in furniture, vintage clothing, home decors, books, china and collectibles just to name a few of the lines. The two level market is an attraction in its self with so many fascinating objects to see. The Mill Market features magnificent antiques dating back to the early days of Australia right through to the fashionable art deco and more retro objects a little closer to now; a true walk down memory lane. The Mill Market can also be found in Ballarat and Daylesford in the state’s golden triangle.
Geelong Vintage Market
Part of the old Pilkington factory on the Melbourne Road at North Geelong has been transformed into the Geelong Vintage Market. This impressive market has over 2000 square metres of vintage artefacts including a great collection of industrial and rustic items including a large collection of enamel signs. The market has dozens of permanent stall holders all specialising in something a little different from furniture, household items, clothing, machinery, old gadgets and games, workshop equipment, records and house fittings.
The ‘Tip Shop’
Well as they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre in Douro Street North Geelong that is certainly the case. The tip shop as it is affectionately known has a large collection of goods that were just too good to go to land fill. Here you will find plenty of bikes, furniture, household items, kitchen items, china and just about anything you can imagine, all at reasonable prices.
Great Op Shops
The Geelong region has a wonderful array of Op Shops all helping some of the less fortunate in our community. The Op Shops are a great place to pick up vintage stuff especially clothing, while knowing your money is going to a good cause. Some of our favourite op shops include St Vincent De Paul Society at 162 Fyans Street South Geelong, St Augustine’s Clothing and Collectibles at 172 Pakington Street in West Geelong, The Oppe Shoppe in High Street Belmont and Concern Welfare in Ormond Road East Geelong.
Shed off Pako
The Shed off Pako as the name suggest is found just off Pakington Street, in Preston Street to be precise. This quirky tin shed features an interesting range of artefacts, industrial, household and all sorts of treasures. To make a day of it call next door to the new container cafe called the Box Office, it’s a cool and funky place for a drink or bite to eat.
Antiques and Collectibles on Mercer
The old Terminus Hotel on the Brougham and Mercer Street Corner is home to Antiques and Collectibles on Mercer. One of the quality antique stalls in the centre is China Rose Antiques, offering a truly spectacular display of lovely antiques. This antique dealer specialises in china and fine pottery including beautiful Royal Worchester, Shelly and Royal Doulton.
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