Whether you’ve recently moved to the city, are looking to update your interiors, or are an upcycling enthusiast, Sydney offers countless thrifty spots for second-hand furniture shopping.
From backstreet boutiques to bustling markets and op shops, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
But with so many shops to choose from, how do you know where the real gems are hidden?
In this article we’re sharing our favourite second-hand furniture spots in Sydney - so you can skip the junk piles and head straight to the pre-owned treasures.
If you’ve recently moved to the area and your budget is tight, low-cost furnishings and homewares can be found in op shops and markets. Here are our top picks in Sydney.
This Salvos store is just 7 km from Sydney Central and has easy access via a selection of public transport.
As a city op-shop, this store holds a wide range of goodies including furniture and homewares. As with all Salvos stores, their policy ensures only furniture of good quality (not stained, broken or torn) is on sale - so you know you’re not buying a dud.
Salvos Marrickville - 207 Marrickville Road, Marrickville, NSW 2204
Open Monday to Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Landline (02) 9509 9622
The Bower is a charity shop with a focus on sustainability and supporting the community. Home to a growing range of reclaimed and up-cycled items, including furniture, electrical appliances, ornaments, and more, The Bower is a one-stop-shop for all things interiors.
An added bonus of this store is that many of their items are also listed online and are available for click and collect. This means you can browse the selection before making a trip out to the store.
The Bower Marrickville Building 34, 142 Addison Road, NSW 2204 (Addison Road Community Centre)
Open Tues – Friday: 10am – 5pm Sat: 10am- 3pm Sun: 10am –3:30pm
Landline 02 9568 6280
The Rozelle Collectors Market is an outdoor second hand and antique market. Held on the grounds of the Rozelle Public School the markets have developed a reputation as a ‘must-do’ in Sydney.
Visitors are invited to browse the huge range of pre-loved antiques and collectibles while being entertained by local performers and enjoying food from the selection of stalls.
Getting there to the markets is easy - just take a quick (10-minute) bus trip (bus 504) from Town Hall getting off at Victoria Road before Darling Street. Then take a 155-metre walk straight to Rozelle Public School where the markets are held.
Rozelle Markets Rozelle Public School, 663 Darling Street, Rozelle 2093
Open Saturday 9am-3pm
Mobile 0478 015 203
While op-shopping and market scouring can be a fun experience, it can be a bit of a mystery box.
In contrast, boutique second-hand furniture stores tend to hand-pick the items they’re selling so you know you’re getting a certain level of quality. The salespeople usually have a good knowledge of the history and design of all the pieces available - so you can ask questions before you commit to buying.
If this approach feels a little more up your street, add these pre-loved furniture stores in Sydney to your visit list.
From mid-century pieces to modern living and style, every item at Sydney Used furniture is in near mint condition.
With new chairs, tables, drawers and more arriving into the store each day, it’s best to give this store a visit in person to get a full picture of what’s available.
Sydney Used Furniture 500 Marrickville Rd, NSW 2203
Open Monday to Saturday 10am - 3pm
Landline 02 9560 1444
Tables, sofas, tallboys and more. Explore a range of reasonably priced furnishings in excellent condition at Trash and Treasures. Located in Crows Nest on the pacific highway, this used furniture store is in close proximity to the city and public transport.
Trash and Treasures 467 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 4:30pm Sunday 10am - 4pm
Mobile 0416 936 587
Sam’s Variety Shoppe has something for everyone. From antique pieces to more modern items, the store is a mix of bright, vibrant colours and classic design and contemporary style.
Sam’s Variety Shoppe 142 Blaxcell Street, Granville, NSW 2142
Open Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Landline (02) 9897 5928
If you’re on the hunt for one-of-a-kind furnishings and true vintage style, Upcycle Design Centre will be a must-visit for you.
Within their huge warehouse sits an exciting selection of preloved treasures. The aisles are loaded with items such as the Dusty pink footstool, Curved Wood & Glass Display Cabinet or the Pair of Vintage Style Wrought Iron Lamps.
You won’t find mass-produced pieces here, rather, budget-friendly furnishings, loaded with character.
Upcycle Design Centre 42 Wattle Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007 (Warehouse W4C)
Open Monday - Friday 10am - 4.00pm Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4.00pm
Mobile 0439 149 595
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