Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations      HubGarden      Recipes
1 million Australian readers every month      list your event

Southside Antique Centre

Home > Brisbane > Vintage and Retro
by Kath Chown (subscribe)
I am a writer living in Annerley, Brisbane. I write about my suburb and other local spots. If you like my articles please subscribe (just after my name) or 'like' at the end of the post to let me know what else I should write! I love comments too :)
Published July 8th 2014
The best antique emporium on the Southside
When I need a step back into nostalgia, or I'm looking for a gift for a very special friend, I always take a walk around Southside and soak in the atmosphere of vintage, collectible, retro and, of course, antique pieces crying out for a new home.



Among the Toby Jugs, Royal Doulton and Spode dining sets, there are other treasures from years gone past. Beautiful costume jewellery adorns mannequins near the counter, each piece always has me thinking about its previous owner and where it was worn. I can see elegant 50's dresses topped with perfectly curled locks and a beautiful vintage brooch glittering as she danced the night away. Plus you can buy her matching bag, hat and gloves too!



There are two levels you'll realise after thinking you'd exhausted the vastness of the street level floor. Down the stairs, on the banisters there are vases, figurines and other knick knacks which give you a sneak peak at the wonderful treasure trove of collectibles below.



Furniture, suitcases, chairs and stools, bird baths, wooden tribal masks and magazines are just a small selection of the amazing pieces which are waiting for you to find them on that floor. You can spend hours just perusing the vintage pattern books and magazines.



The centre opened in 1983 in the building of the old Woolworths variety store in Annerley. The large building which stands there now is also the location of the original Lunn's Cake Shop from Hugh Lunn's autobiographical book about his early life in Annerley, Over the Top with Jim. It has become the life blood of the suburb and has a loyal following from across the city who flood through its doors on a weekly basis.

Do yourself a favour and visit Southside Antiques this Saturday - there is something for everyone!
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  90
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Great shopping
Phone: (07) 3892 1299
Where: Annerley Junction
Your Comment
My friends took me to visit these indoor markets when I was in Brisbane recently - I reckon they have one of the most interesting collections of antiques and vintage collectibles in Oz. You can spend hours there (and we did!). J
by Julie Mundy (score: 3|1725) 1086 days ago
Articles from other cities
Featured
Foodi Photoh Classie
Related
by Jen Alexander on 29/10/2014
Top Events
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions