Bendigo and region is rich in all things delightful, new and old and this is another glimpse of what is available that can be found in the pocket guide to Vintage Fashion and Retro venues of the Bendigo Region. The guide allows you to create your own fashion and retro itinerary throughout the beautiful region. The Pocket Guide to Vintage Fashion and Retro Venues can be picked up from Visitor Centres and leading venues throughout the Bendigo Region.
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BENDIGO Made in Common
This is Bendigo’s first shared creative space opened in April 2015. It’s a functioning retail studio collaboration developed by Georgie Armstrong and her sister. Thespace includes a hairdressing salon and a retail space selling and supporting small independent maker’s labels. Operating since 2015, Made in Common has a range of vintage and pre-loved clothes, locally made cushions in beautiful fabrics, hand made jewellery and unusual concrete bowls made by a mother and daughter team from Bendigo. Located at 31 View Street. www.madeincommon.com
LODDON – INGLEWOOD
Step back in time when you visit Sharps Bazaar. A collection starts where fond memories come to life with an ever changing range of furniture, collectable, kichenalia, linen and dolls. Trading times: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 4.30pm, Sunday 11.30am to 4.30pm and most Public Holidays 11.30am to 4.30pm.
CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS – MARYBOROUGH
Offers new furniture clearance lines, ex display furniture, quality retro furniture, home wares and accessories to bring any home décor to life. Owners Scott and Chris know their stuff and bring together furniture and art work to suit the most discerning homemaker. Located in Maryborough’s CBD at 88 Nolan Street – hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. Visit their Facebook page for more details.
MOUNT ALEXANDER – CASTLEMAINE
The historic streetscape, spacious building and seemingly endless range of wall to wall relics from a bygone era creates a unique ambience and ‘old world’ shopping experience. Thousands of interesting collectables displayed in a huge old barn. Located at 133 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm.