View Street Bazaar is the ultimate nostalgia store. It stocks a collection of old-time trinkets, decorations, gifts and collectibles. It's also one of the important places, that gives Bendigo's arts precinct its charming atmosphere.
In View Street Bazaar's lovely, cluttered sort of shopping, you shouldn't be surprised to find a working cuckoo clock, hundred year old castor oil bottle, delicate piece of gold- rimmed porcelain or even the odd Elvis trinket and piece of 'Dr Who' memorabilia.
You'll browse to the sound of old time radio and you can view uninterruptedly, all of the curiosities beneath the soft glow of leadlight lamps, which are also available to buy.
View Street Bazaar has some honest to goodness antiques. For example, a collection of prints from the early 1900s, silverware and gramophones. These are combined with modern but gorgeous things, like Ishka bracelets, silk scarves and an impressive variety of incense.
Because the store sits opposite the renowned Bendigo's Art Gallery, it's easy to combine a visit to one of their exhibitions, with an excursion through the Bazaar. Simply stroll across the elm-lined street into the store and continue whiling away your time by absorbing the detail of each interesting item.
Depending on your tastes, you might choose to look at the jewellery pieces like a massive sparkling, 1950s cocktail brooch or some of the fun pins by Erstwilder. It could be the cat's eye marbles in a tin can, a pirate-shaped sky hook or other late-eighteenth century children's toy that entertain your fancy. For the sailor at heart, the entire wooden ship's wheel, maritime tools like sextant and compass or scale model of the Titanic, is likely to impress.
View Street Bazaar is certainly the type of store where you can find that rare item for the person in your life who has everything. It is a great place to just browse, but your visit will most likely end with the rustle of brown paper wrapping and the noise of the old time register ringing out to celebrate your newly acquired find.