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Where To Find The Best Vintage Stores On A Getaway To Victoria’s Gippsland

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I don’t know about you, but ever since we entered the first lockdown in 2020, I’ve really put an effort into making my home space somewhere I enjoy being. We also saw the effects that humans can have on the environment and the importance of focusing on sustainability. Vintage shopping is not only fun, it’s where those two lessons collide.

An easy drive from Melbourne, Gippsland has a lot to offer — beautiful views, amazing food, relaxing atmospheres — but what you might not know is that it’s actually the perfect place to spend a casual weekend on the hunt for your next vintage piece.

#1 Yarragon Vintage Market

 

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Why choose one place when you can have 40 stalls under one roof? Find a goldmine of pre-loved treasures — from furniture to records — At Yarragon Vintage Market every Thursday to Sunday.

Address: 110 waterloo Road, Yarragon
Website: facebook.com/yarragonvintagemarket

#2 Utter Clutter

Another vintage store open every Thursday to  Sun, Utter Clutter not only has the perfect name, it has a fantastic range of antique and retro collectables. Then it tops everything off with an on-site plant nursery.

Address: 2 Murray street, Yarragon
Website: facebook.com/Jenny-O-Cos-Utter-Clutter

#3 Yarragon Vintage Barn

If you are doing a bit of a home makeover, you really should check out the range of new and used furniture, collectables and homewares here.

Address: 117 Princes Hwy, Yarragon
Website: facebook.com/yarragonvintagebarn

#4 Riviera Trading Post

If you’re willing to your vintage hunt just a little further (about two and a half hours drive from Yarragon), this massive warehouse full of cool vintage decor and unique treasures is worth it. They’re another one with plants for sale too.

Address: 191 Princes Hwy, Lakes Entrance
Website: facebook.com/RivieraTradingPost

#5 Gippsland Collectables

When you’ve had enough of furniture, move on to Gippsland Collectables, known for their antique bottles (yes, bottles,) and books, as well as other collectables.

Address: 3/63-69 Seymour St, Traralgon

#6 Mauzie’s Most Marvellous Vintage

After your home is looking bomb, turn to your wardrobe with the treasure trove of fine vintage clothing and accessories available at Mauzie’s.

Address: 27 Victoria Street, Toora
Website: facebook.com/Mauzies-Most-Marvellous-Vintage

Where To Eat Along The Way

Obviously, you’ll need to stay fuelled on your hunt for vintage treasure, and Gippsland doesn’t disappoint. Stop in for lunch at Hogget Kitchen — just a 15-minutes drive from Yarragon and offering a ‘nose-to-tail dining’ that earned them a chef’s hat.

It’d be a shame to miss out on the delicious wine of the region, so enjoying the epic charcuterie in the cellar door restaurant of Cannibal Creek Winery is a must. Or check out the restaurant at Brandy Creek Estate, maybe even stay for the day spa.


(Lead image: provided / Nicky Cawood via Destination Gippsland)