Vintage Emporium

In this post I’m going to tell you about when I went to a Vintage Fashion Emporium!

This is a treasure trove of one-off men’s and women’s vintage clothing, accessories, jewelry as well as collectibles, homewares and furniture. I never even knew it existed until my lovely friend invited me to visit it! It’s the complete lower floor of the Sydney Antique Centre, Surry Hills. We didn’t spend much time on the main floor – we must have spent hours in the vintage! But there is a small cafe and I saw the main floor had a lot of jewelry, furniture, books and things like that.

(N.B: there are a lot of photos in this post, so bear with me.)

Around the bottom floor are small vintage boutiques, all with individual owners and different vibes. But always beautiful and cool items to be found!

There is a vast mix of clothing, the majority for women, and it was clear the pieces originated from all over the world. Fur, embellishments, kimonos, Western, the list could go on. Pieces ranged from streetwear to extravagant to elegantly polished. From hats, bags, scarves and gloves to shoes, sunglasses and jewelry in a huge range of styles and eras, we treated to ourselves to what felt like an afternoon going back in time. I vowed to never shop anywhere else again.

I really liked this boutique, The Vintage Drawer. (Clicky click!)

We stumbled upon one of the boutiques named Retro Station. They update regularly about events on their Facebook page!

A few nice homewares below. I’m not even sure if I’m using the word “homewares” correctly – all I know is it’s probably a good thing that buying things for my living space is low on my priorities. I am definitely saving a fair amount of money by not having the urge to buy many home things.

A casket wine-cellar? Amazing.

I liked this cute end table with the illusion of books in it.

This magical space is open seven days, 10am – 6pm.

Find it on the lower level,
Sydney Antique Centre
531 South Dowling Street
Surry Hills, NSW, 2010

They host a Vintage Fashion Bazaar in the Emporium, on the first Saturday of each month. I’m yet to visit it; I’ve been told it is a great day where the gallery rooms in the centre of this lower level are filled with vintage pop-up shops, high tea, music and fun times. Definitely on my to-do list.


4 responses to “Vintage Emporium

  1. Thank you so much for loving our shops! Yep, its a great little treasure trove! I have added heaps more stock to my store, and painted it too since your blog; you must visit again soon. Also the Love Vintage Show is on mid-Sept where several of our dealers will have stalls. “Like” my Facebook page for deets πŸ™‚ cheers, Linda at Recycology (opp Vintage Drawer)

    • Thanks Linda! I will come and check it out when I can! That vintage show sounds exciting I will definitely go and look at your facebook about that, thanks for the tip! πŸ™‚ x

  2. Thankyou for the wonderful wrap up! The next Vintage Fashion Bazaar is on this Saturday 4th August 10am-5pm. There will also be a 50s talk at 2pm as well as a 50s dress display, hope to see you there!
    Here is a link of some of the vintage pieces I have in my shop for this event at Coco Repose: http: //

    Jessica Guthrie

    • Wonderful pieces! I wish I could come, must get to the next bazaar but I really like the green skirt with the ibises and your stripy skirt too! Thank you for linking my post on your page too πŸ™‚ x

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