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The Best Places to Buy Second-Hand Furniture in Melbourne

If you’ve recently moved to the big city and admire timeless furniture, there is plenty of hidden treasures in the heart of Melbourne.
By · May 26, 2023
The Best Places to Buy Second-Hand Furniture in Melbourne

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Have you always loved hand-me-downs as a child? If you’re looking for a more sustainable way to make your house look stylish, there are multiple second-hand stores in Melbourne you can find homely and nostalgic treasures.

Affordable second-hand stores

If your budget is tight post-moving to Melbourne, you might want to consider the least expensive second-hand stores city-wide. So, what is recommended?

Salvos Store, Cranbourne North

Although this Salvos store is over 50 minutes from Melbourne CBD, it’s worth the trip. As a spacious shed full of home goodies, there are dozens of furniture pieces on offer.

Salvos retains a policy of only selling furniture that isn’t stained, broken, or torn, so you can be reassured that you’re obtaining excellent stock.

Salvos Store — Home Maker Centre, 10a/350 S Gippsland Hwy, Cranbourne North

Open - Monday to Friday 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

Landline +03 5995 7487

Vinnies, Moorabbin

Vinnies has 650 stores across Australia, and as well as supporting homeless communities, they always deliver fantastic quality.

The Moorabbin store is one of the largest in Melbourne, with dozens of old-fashioned dressers, floral couches, shelves, chairs, wooden tables, art pieces, and more.

Vinnies —  221-263 Wickham Rd, Moorabbin

Open - Monday to Friday 9 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

Landline +03 9555 1623

Savers, Brunswick

Want to spice up your interior but are on a strict budget? As the recycle superstore is their slogan, Savers are double-storey shops with many antique surprises.

Along with endless racks of clothing conveniently coordinated by size and colour, you can find comfortable and bright second-hand chairs to join your lounge room.

Savers— 330 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Open - Monday Wednesday 9 am - 7 pm, Tuesday 8 am – 9 pm, Thursday to Friday 9 am - 9 pm, Saturday 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

Landline +03 9381 2393

Top Second-hand Furniture Stores

As well as there are several affordable second-hand stores in Melbourne, and multiple boutique stores situated within the heart of Melbourne City.

Grandfather’s Axe, Collingwood

This furniture place has numerous collections to marvel over, including dining chairs, sofas, daybeds, tables and desks, lighting, homewares, books, and storage items. The owners also have a section with reduced-price pieces.

Purchase a vintage Denmark Two Seater Sofa, the 1969 TH Brown Aquarius Coffee Table, or the Carl Malmsten Tallboy. These are pieces that you won’t find anywhere else. Handmade ceramics are also available if you’re an interior design fanatic.

Grandfather’s Axe — 360-364 Smith St

Open - Tuesday to Saturday 11 am - 5 pm, Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Landline +0467 001 175

Retro Rehab, Thornbury

Retro Rehab believes that all of its furniture comes with a story, so although you are purchasing from a small collection, they are beautifully restored.

Shop items such as a floral lampshade, colourful stools, a rocking chair, a teak display cabinet, a cane rattan room divider, a vintage floor lamp, rustic plant stands, and many more.

Retro Rehab - 350 St Georges Rd, Thornbury

Open - Saturday 11 am - 2 pm

Landline +0400 037 426

The Secondhand Man & His Wife, Preston

Not only does this second-hand store in Melbourne offer several rarities you can purchase online, but they also buy your items for cash.

The warehouse is interested in all eras of household goods and is especially helpful if you’re seeking to clear your estate anytime soon. Check out their Instagram to keep up to date on their latest online sales.

The Secondhand Man & His Wife 7/188 Plenty Rd, Preston

Open - Friday 12 pm - 5 pm, Saturday 11 am - 3 pm

Landline +0408 223 497

Gray’s Affordable Quality Objects, South Melbourne

Keen to decorate your new home with antique items? If you have a soft spot for retro, modern, or period pieces, over 100 items enter Gray’s every week, so you’re bound to find furniture to your liking.

Observe precious pieces such as the 1920’s chest, pine dressing tables, Swedish dinner sets, display cabinets, carousels, and so much more.

Gray’s Affordable Quality Objects, South Melbourne

Open - Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm

Landline +03 9690 5557

20th Century Scandinavia, Brunswick East

As a family-run business, this second-hand furniture place is unique for its modern Scandinavian pieces. Shipping directly from Denmark, you’ll be amazed at what you can find.

Norwegian 1970s Black Leather Siesta Chair, Danish 1960s Teak Chest of Drawers, and 1950s Hans Wegner Oak Sofa, are a few of many luxurious, original works. Likewise, witness well-known Scandinavian designs by Arne Jacobson, Hans Wegner, Peter Hvidt, Johannes Anderson, and more.

20th Century Scandinavia — 146 Weston St, Brunswick East

Open - Monday 11 am - 4 pm, Thursday 11 am - 4 pm, Friday 11 am - 4 pm, Saturday 11 am - 5 pm

Landline +0417 503 353

Nook Vintage, Collingwood

If you’re looking for vintage industrial pieces, farmhouse items, or 1930s antiques, this nook in Collingwood has a collection of furniture to suit your rustic aesthetic. To top it off, Nook Vintage is run by passionate merchants who always strive for quality.

With Nook Village, you hold the creative freedom to mimic the countryside and turn your city home into something unique.

Nook Vintage — 378 Smith St, Collingwood

Open - Friday 11 am - 5 pm, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 11 am - 3 pm

Landline +0417 187 196

Red Rider Vintage, St Kilda

Red Rider Vintage not only sells gorgeous furniture and home accessories, but they have repair and restoration services, too!

You could come across a 1960s hardwood dining set, a French dining table, 1950s cone chairs, a Danish sofa, 1960s candy striped seats, or a vintage, leather 3-seater.

Red Rider Vintage — 105 Grey Street, St Kilda

Open - Monday 11 am - 5 pm, Wednesday to Saturday 11 am - 5 pm

Landline +0411 495 055

Green's Furniture, Thornbury

Selling used furniture at affordable prices for over 61 years, Greens Furniture is the place to visit if you’re on a tighter budget. Check out a floral and cane 3-piece lounge suite, myrtle chest of drawers, cane baskets, pine bedsides, pine mirrors, and more.

Do you love to put things on display? Unique for creating homemade bench seats, skinny shelves, and step shelves, you can incorporate a classic piece into your lounge room.

Green's Furniture— 713 High St, Thornbury

Open - Wednesday, 12–6 PM, Saturday-Sunday, 12–5 PM

Landline +03 9484 5746

Pegasus Antiques, Geelong

Do you fancy English, Scottish, or French furniture? Pegasus Antiques is a family-run business that sells a broader range of top-quality antique pieces.

Buy vintage wardrobes, bedside cabinets, doors and architecture, hallstands, sewing tables, clocks, coffee tables, and even taxidermy. If you’re passionate about history and desire a retro room, you’re investing in the best quality.

Pegasus Antiques — 550 Latrobe Blvd, Newtown

Open - Monday to Saturday 10 am - 3 pm

Landline +03 5221 8290

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