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Our picks for the best antique furniture, clothing and homewares

Doug up on Bourke

Waterloo

Owner Doug Hutchinson established Doug up on Bourke as a hobby, now it is the biggest provider of industrial, commercial and rustic antiques in Sydney. Specialising in mid-1800s to the '50s, you'll find pigeonhole units, old Bakelite phones, shipping trunks, industrial workbenches and an extensive selection of old watering cans.

Drunk on the Moon

Newtown

The owners of this little Newtown gem celebrate all things old, aged, distressed and weathered by time. Their mission is to source and restore pre-loved, quality vintage and antique furniture from shabby lounges to recycled food crates.

Dust

Darlinghurst

Don't let the name fool you. The items stacked haphazardly on the shelves at Dust are often in remarkably good condition - from old movie posters to mannequins to cane chairs.

Ici et La

Surry Hills

There's more to this rustic French design store than exxy espadrilles, we assure you. Surry Hills French interiors store ici et la (it means 'here and there') has gathered a strong following for its collection of antique French deckchairs, zinc letters, industrial light shades and vibrant fabrics.

Mitchell Road Auction House

Alexandria

As well as being a general auctioneers and valuers, here you can find fine art, collectibles and lots of antiques. Upstairs you will find furniture, lighting, home wares, artworks, fashion, toys, jewellery, music, magazines, collectables.

Modern 2 Vintage

Paddington

One of the city's top destinations for high-end antiques, Modern 2 Vintage's exquisite collection is small but expertly selected for maximum taste and beauty. Last time we looked you could pick up items from art deco furniture to 'vintage' iPods. You're sure to leave with a one-off bombshell of a piece, even if your wallet is a little lighter.

Newtown Old Wares

Newtown

Rifle through an extensive collection of antique furniture to turn your house into a pad straight out of your decade of choice. For all you rockabilly cats out there, they specialise in goods from 1950s.

Quintessential Duck Egg Blue

Balmain

Nestled in the heart of Darling Street, Balmain, this store offers an impressive collection of vintage finds, from an eclectic mix of reconditioned French industrial workbenches to antique Georgian Windsor chairs and medical units dating back to the 1930s.

Retro on Regent

Redfern

Tonnes of authentic mid-century modern furniture, glassware and ceramics for all you Mad Men obsessives.

Seasonal Concepts

Redfern

Ken Wallis and TR Keller's store contains around 40 pieces of taxidermy - ducks, peacocks, kookaburras, stags, a wolf rug, and most startlingly, the towering neck and head of a giraffe named Roger. As well as elaborate botanic arrangements the shop is full of old crockery, garden tools, furniture and curiosities.

Sydney Antique Centre

Surry Hills

Treasure troves don't come any more amazing as they do at Sydney Antique Centre. With 60 amazing shops, each more wondrous than the last, there's a huge range of wonderful and unique items to choose from - vintage jewellery, one-off collectables, retro furniture and 20th century ceramic and glassware, plus a vast vintage clothing collection where high fashion comes at a fraction of the usual price.

The Bronte Tram

Waverley

Named after the old tram that once travelled past here on its way to Bondi, this antique shop is brimming with vintage and decorative furniture and home wares. A number of antique chandeliers hang from the ceiling, but their specialty is furniture offering a wide variety of antique French and industrial pieces.

The Works Glebe

Glebe

The Works, on Glebe Point Road, is a retail space for Sydney's creative community and a vintage and antiques store. They stock rustic, vintage, retro and industrial wares as well as fashion, lighting and ceramics.

Trains Planes and Automobiles - Annandale

Annandale

Release your inner child with an incredible selection of model trains, planes and, um, automobiles - plus all sorts of 50s and 60s Americana. Savvy staff can help beginning collectors get started and can provide something special for even the most experienced aficionados.

 

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