One thing you'll find in abundance in Victoria is vintage. Vintage clothing, vintage homewares, orange bakelite dinner sets from 1974. If it's old and kitsch, chances are you'll find it in one of the state's many vintage warehouses, bazaars and boutiques. These range from upscale retro shops, where things tend to be a little more curated (and pricey), to genuine trash-or-treasure markets (our favourite kind).
Here are some of the best spots for vintage shopping in Victoria:
Fabrics, clothing, jewellery and homewares with retro-boutique chic. You'll find them all here.
Bellerine Collections: 243 Moorabool Street, Geelong
Collectables, antiques, vintage and retro pieces, including jewellery, decor clothing and books.
Fusspots At Inglewood: 39 Brooke Street, Inglewood
Furniture and furnishings, ceramics and glass, books, records, jewellery, kitchenware, homewares, toys and curios.
Geppetto's Workshop: 371 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Sassafras
Vintage toys, games and collectibles.
Kabinett: 24 Piper Street, Kyneton
Vintage, industrial and eclectic homewares and collectables.
My Vintage Addiction: 1/2 Newington Avenue, Capel Sound
Furniture, antiques and collectables.
That Little Vintage Shop: 20 Main Road (opposite Main Bar), Ballarat
Vintage and designer clothing, shoes and accessories.
The Crafty Squirrel: Corner Errard and Urquhart Streets, Ballarat Central
Vintage treasures, haberdashery, fabrics, homewares and craft kits.
VAULT: Block Arcade, Melbourne CBD
Hand-picked vintage couture, courtesy of Australia's National Trust.
Vogue Vintage: 116 Furner Avenue, Bell Park, Geelong
Beautifully restored mid-century furniture.