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Second Hand Furniture: Melbourne's Best Spots for Pre-loved Furnishings

Want to find vintage, retro, and pre-loved gems for your home? Here's our guide to the best second hand furniture stores in Melbourne.

Retro Rehab
Retro Rehab

Whether you're wanting to incorporate some timeless style into your home or upcycle some pre-loved pieces, there are a plethora of second-hand furniture stores in Melbourne filled with beautiful vintage wares. To help you on your second-hand scavenger hunt, we have discovered the best spots to nab a pre-loved find. You can expect classic style, good design and a fair price.

Grandfather’s Axe

This special Northcote showroom holds Australia’s largest range of vintage mid-century and modern furniture. With a view to making great design accessible to everyone, owner Ed Klein sources pieces from across Australia as well as Denmark, Scandinavia and Europe. His team restores them in their backroom workshop, taking great care not to compromise the work of the original designer. You’ll find many of the pieces are accompanied by wonderful stories.

171 High Street, Northcote  

Modern Times

This Smith Street staple pairs vintage designer European furniture with contemporary Australian pieces, offering an eclectic range rich with history and aesthetic intrigue. Modern Times is a pillar of the local design scene, known for stocking rare mid-century furniture sourced from Denmark, The Netherlands and Italy in particular, all restored beautifully in-house. Even a casual visit will fill you with inspiration to take back home.

311 Smith Street, Fitzroy 

Smith Street Bazaar

Taking a prime position within Melbourne’s second-hand shopping mecca is Smith Street Bazaar which houses a collection of twelve vintage design traders under one roof. The coolest part about this form of marketplace is that all the furniture reflects the individual styles of each stallholder, meaning you can peruse a very eclectic array of antiques, retro and rustic furniture and décor.  

305-307 Smith St, Fitzroy 

en gold

Purveyors of beautiful vintage furniture and makers of natural stone furnishings, en gold have their minimal luxe style on lock. From beautiful art and limestone plinths, to sculptural vases and one-off vintage finds, there is something for every design-lover.

7/1-7 Canterbury Road, Braeside

Nook Vintage

Specialising in original farmhouse and industrial antiques, Nook Vintage scour the country for their beautifully curated range of pre-loved homewares and furniture. Our tip: make sure you have plenty of room in your backseat – you’re going to fall in love with everything you see and you’re going to want to take all of it home with you. 

Store-378 Smith Street, Collingwood 

Warehouse- Rear 304-308 Queens Parade, North Fitzroy

20th Century Scandinavia

For Scandi-design lovers, Brunswick East's 20th Century Scandinavia is the shop you need to visit. Renowned for sourcing original mid-century Danish, Swedish and Norwegian furniture, you can expect quality materials, classic design, and functionality. If you can't get to the showroom or warehouse, you can jump online and view their entire collection. We have our heart set on the Compass Chair by Kai Kristiansen.

Main Showroom- 79 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Warehouse- 41 St Phillip Street, Brunswick East

Retro Rehab

Retro-loving Melbournians will feel right at home at Retro Rehab. With a touch of nostalgia and soul in every piece, their expertly curated collection will have you falling in love with mid-century design. Their online store displays all their stock, think mid-century dining chairs, teak drawers and an art deco mirror, and we can ensure you will find something that you can't live without.

350 St Georges Road, Thornbury 

Used Pty Ltd

This off-the-beaten antique store is filled to the brim with the coolest of vintage finds – when it comes to second-hand furniture shopping, Used Pty Ltd is one of Melbourne's best-kept secrets. Whether you’re looking for rustic antiques or quirky pre-loved homewares, you’ll likely find it here, and have the best time whilst doing so. 

260 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

Mrs. Secondhand

Selling everything from home bars and bedside tables to seats and dressers, Mrs. Secondhand has an eye for pre-loved gems. While COVID-19 has us staying in, you can shop their stylish wares online. We suggest pouring yourself a glass of wine and settling in for the evening; once you start shopping from Mrs. Secondhand, you won't stop!

11 Ann Street, Brunswick

Looking for more second-hand furniture in Melbourne and don't know where to look? One of our favourite things to do each weekend is to explore Melbourne's markets. From pre-loved furniture to one-of-a-kind artisan homewares, you are bound to find something you love!