Experience local vintage and collectibles shopping
Shopping vintage allows us to walk-through history, a chance to cherry pick from the trends of any era and discover a piece that speaks to you. When trawling the treasures of vintage op shops and collectibles, experience the joy of finding a bargain or an individual piece to wear or style your home. Well-made with a story, by investing in a vintage purchase we choose to be more eco-friendly. By upcycling we save these items from landfill and give them new life. Whether it is nostalgia or our thrifty nature, the hunt is half the fun and we have collected a must-visit list of vintage and collectible shopping spaces across the Mornington Peninsula that house treasures worth discovering. Read on to plan your treasure hunt.
A vintage lover’s dream, the Vintage Shed offers over sixty carefully curated stalls. With a wide range of retro pieces, art deco, pre-loved clothing, reproductions, industrial vintage and even old school toys, you will have plenty to inspire your curiosity as you meander the space. The passionate stall holders are what makes the Vintage Shed the unique place it is. Each stall offers an individual collection that reflects the specialty of the stall holder. Whether you are on the hunt for that perfect hero piece to revamp your home, or the ideal outfit to celebrate a special occasion, you will be sure to find it here.
The name says it all - Deco Heaven. Dedicated to Art Deco in all shapes and forms, this gorgeous space delights in offering it’s eclectic collection to all – collectors, decorators, film producers or those who just love Art Deco architecture and style. A style that took the world by storm in the 1920's and 30's, Art Deco has continued to charm the world with its striking style and innovative design. Home to furniture, cocktail paraphernalia, jewellery, glass, ceramics and even writing and desk accessories for all those aspiring Fitzgeralds, Steins or Hemingways, you will have plenty to wander! If music is more your thing, they also offer a great range of historical music to stir your senses – from Billie Holiday to Fred Astaire. Let history inspire you among this unique collection of wares.
This business knows the value of well made and built to last – the husband and wife duo who own the business have been married forty-two years and worked together in the business the past eight. As a family business who lovingly restore old and broken pieces to give them new life, they believe in giving vintage and collectible goods a second chance. Combining skills, Joy and Ken specialise in one-off unique pieces for your home. Find anything from vintage outdoor settings to model ships to glass fruit, this eclectic mix of items is well worth trawling for something you will not find anywhere else.
Located behind the Foyer Café in the old Broadway Theatre building, this characterful space is the go-to for vintage era clothing, both new and original. Housed in an Art Deco theatre, the space offers eighty stalls of vintage, retro, recycled and costumes from all eras. Looking for the perfect hat for the races, a jewellery piece with a story, or an artistic outfit to make a statement – you will find it here among the unique one-off pieces and there are bargains galore. Well laid out with friendly staff to assist, enjoy an afternoon exploring to find your perfect piece to take home. Delight the senses as you wander through the nostalgia while listening to vintage music and show tunes.
A sumptuous op shop inside a warehouse that supports the local organisation Fusion and their work with youth, families and homelessness on the Peninsula, Thrift is well worth a visit. The passionate team have launched a program to help young people gain the skills they need to secure future employment. The program focuses on youth aged between 16-24 seeking training and work experience. The friendly team provide a positive experience for both the youth employed and the customers seeking a unique piece. Find a characterful set of vintage dining chairs, to a perfectly loved leather satchel, they have a treasure trove of pieces to explore.
Opportunity shops are a great place to pick up a bargain with the money going to a good cause. At Outlook Environmental in Mornington, residents can drop off their goods for appropriate disposal or recycling through the facility. While there, you can explore the Recycled Goods Shop – you never know what treasures you will find! A shop whose purpose is to create sustainable opportunities for people with disabilities, they believe providing employment opportunities through social enterprise increases inclusion.. The Peninsula is home to many great Vintage and Op shops.