Get the vintage advantage with a retro-spective tour around our regional villages. Explore boutiques and bazaars, fairs and festivals. Pick up vintage clothing fit for a pin-up, fabrics, homewares, and all the bits and bobs they just don't make like they used to. Make sure you plunder local op-shops too for rare treats and bargains.
Find yourself spoilt for old-is-new choice at local favourites:
Fabrics, clothing, jewellery and homewares with retro boutique chic.
De's Recycled Fashion: 202 South Street, Ballarat
Vintage men's and women's clothing and accessories.
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.
Habadash: 12 Templeton Street, Castlemaine
Antique and vintage buttons, jewellery, textiles and bits and bobs.
Kabinett: 66 Piper Street, Kyneton
Vintage, industrial and eclectic homewares and collectables.
Old Green Bean: 179 Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo
Quality vintage frocks, tops and accessories at the back of a roastery and cafe.
That Little Vintage Shop: 13 Main Road (opposite Main Bar), Ballarat
Vintage and designer clothing, shoes and accessories.
The Crafty Squirrel: Corner Errard Street and Urquhart Street, Ballarat Central
Vintage treasures, haberdashery, fabrics, homewares and craft kits.
Markets, bazaars and barns
Fabulous emporiums to lose yourself in and browse seemingly endless stalls from a variety of collectors. Set aside some serious time to get retro-active.
Brick Lane Bazaar: 34 Vincent Street, Daylesford
Bruthren Bizarre: Ronald Street, Bruthen
Daylesford Bazaar: 9 Vincent Street, Daylesford
Fletcher Jones Market: Princes Highway, Warrnambool
Geelong Vintage Market (multiple locations): 287-301 Melbourne Road, North Geelong; 66 Hesse Street, Queenscliff; 2 Hobson Street, Queenscliff
How Bazaar Geelong: 310 Melbourne Road, North Geelong
Katamatite Bazaar: 14 Beek Street, Katamatite
The Mill Markets (Ballarat, Daylesford & Geelong): 105 Central Springs Road, Daylesford; 9367 Western Hwy, Ballarat; 114 Bellarine Highway, Newcomb (Geelong)
The Pickers Market Stawell: 62 Longfield Street, Stawell West
The Restorers Barn: 129-133 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine
The Vintage Shed & The Vintage Emporium: 93 Mornington Tyabb Road, Tyabb
View Street Bazaar: 89-91 View Street, Bendigo
Warrnambool Independent Traders Market: 180 Timor Street, Warrnambool East
Fairs and festivals
Vintage wares at village fairs.
Rosedale Retro and Vintage Festival: Prince Street, Rosedale; May (annual)
Tallangatta Fifties Festival: Towong Street, Tallangatta; October (annual)