I love Melbourne for it’s creativity, laneways, expressive fashion and restaurant scene. I grew up in Melbourne and it was a great place to explore as a university student. I left in my mid twenties for time in London, New York and now Sydney, but every time I visit, here’s where I like to go for a little vintage inspiration..
For high end beautiful deco jewellery, arts and furniture, Fabrile in Armadale sources from all over the world.
The Chapel Street Bazaar, based on Chapel Street in Prahran is an expansive aladins cave of vintage retro fashion, jewellery, books, records, homewares and furniture. You need at least an hour here. Yes, its a little dusty but isn’t that part of the fun?
Camberwell Market, every Sunday. The earlier you go, the better.
Leonard Joels Auction House, The Thursday Auction, for as long as I can remember, the thursday auction was always part of the household I grew up in. I always enjoyed going to viewings and the occasional auction. Anything and everything can turn up. Viewing is every Wednesday 9am - 8pm. Definitely worth exploring this avenue on a regular basis.
For pre-loved books, Sybers Books (opposite Windsor Station on Chapel Street), I have found some really interesting publications on many different topics here. This was mostly during my time at university. If I knew I was going past, I used to make sure I had enough time to quickly pop in and have a good skim of fashion books and philosophical ideas relating to astrology and tarot!