Vintage Trail – Vintage Shops Richmond Melbourne
Shop local, support small business; so often I hear those words which makes me wonder, how many of us really do support our local community. Often we have the best intentions, but in reality our busy lifestyles are taken over by convenience. The Vintage Trail is a new series of blog posts, focusing on vintage shopping categories and locations around Australia.
With Christmas on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to reacquaint yourself with local businesses and what’s happening in your area. As we introduce different locations, some of them may not be in your district, however, you can use our location search, which will point you in the right direction.
This week we explore vintage, antiques & retro in the Inner City suburb of
Richmond, is a suburb lying to the east of the Melbourne City Centre, located approximately 4km from the heart of town. Richmond is most famously known for its popular shopping precinct Bridge Road. If you’re more like us and prefer something unique and individual, Richmond has plenty to offer! Check out our list of vintage shops, along with some local recommendations for great places to eat, galleries and bars….there’s so much more to Richmond.
Vintage, antique and retro stores, Richmond has to offer;
Minette’s Vintage opened its doors for the first time in December 2012. Minette’s offer a well curated selection of old furniture, toys, tools and curios. Vintage clothing, accessories and footwear and up-cycled jewellery. They also stock a beautiful range of vintage inspired stationery, cards and personal care to make it easy to treat yourself or someone special.
Hire service and Lay by both available.
374 Burnley Street, Richmond
(03) 9421 1884
Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 6pm Saturday, 10am – 5pm Sunday, 11am – 3pm
More Vintage, Antique & Retro Shops located in Richmond;
- Angus Antiques & Estate Furniture
- Antiques Out of India
- Global Vintage Collective
- The Industrial Revolution
Richmond by Tram from Melbourne CBD:
Number 70 from Flinders Street to Swan Street
Number 109 from Collins Street to Victoria Street
Number 48 from Collins Street to Bridge Road
Number 75 from Flinders Street to Bridge Road
Other great reasons to visit Richmond
Whist you’re out and about, we thought we’d include some other great reasons to visit the area. What better way to discover some of the best kept secrets than to ask a local in the know.
A huge thank you to Amy from Minette’s Vintage for these great recommendations.
Local recommendations . . .
Gypsey & Musquito café
Located on Bridge Rd, Gypsey & Musquito cafe is a gorgeous, eclecticly vintage styled café with indigenous ingredients worked through their amazing menu.
You certainly can’t go past Tiki bar round the corner on Swan street for a quiet cocktail in a dark corner with amazing décor, dance studio and occasional cool happenings such as silent reading parties.
Dizzy’s jazz club
Hot jazz on cool evenings or cool jazz on balmy nights is just across the road from Minette’s Vintage at Dizzy’s jazz club, with everything from local to big name internationals, great drinks and a lovely dinner menu.
Friends of Mine
The once a month high tea at Friends of Mine round the corner on Swan st is something else with table service, French fizz and macarons delivered en pointe by a sugar plum fairy! Amazing value at $45 (one glass of bubbles) or $65 (unlimited bubbles)
The Charles Nodrum gallery
The Charles Nodrum gallery on Church st is supposed to be excellent, but I have yet to get myself in there for a look-see, but it is on my hit list.
* LATE ADDITION;
Since posting this blog i stumbled across this handy guide called Island State
Island State is a face book page about about Richmond locals and fans to celebrate all that’s special about this neighbourhood. .. click here for details
If you’re a vintage, antique or retro store located in Richmond and would like to be included in our free directory listing, complete the submissions form.
Next week we discover the wonderful world of Vintage Handbags and a list Australian Vintage Sellers.