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Totally Barking Vintage

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by Anita Coia (subscribe)
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Published April 10th 2013
Love old stuff? Love this place
Totally Barking Vintage
Vintage linen to brighten up any kitchen

Vintage gear is fast becoming a local industry in Warrnambool, what with the Mill Markets at the old Fletcher Jones factory and numerous opp shops around the place. Every local weekend market also has collectibles alongside the usual market fare of vegies, jams, clothes, toys and miscellaneous stuff.

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Gorgeous glassware.

Totally Barking Vintage is a great little (or not so little) vintage shop that has been operating for about two years in the main shopping area of Warrnambool. If you don't have time to fossick around in all the available collectibles venues around the area, this is a good place to go - like an amped op shop focusing on vintage, so you don't have to sift through junk to find what you're looking for.

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How much is that doggy in the window?...


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Vintage fabrics...and player piano rolls!

The store is huge, and has two levels: ground floor and a sort of mezzanine upstairs, like a large balcony. There is also a back room.

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Two floors chock-a-block full of vintage gear

There doesn't seem to be any particular logic to the layout, probably because there is so much stock, so you can find kitchenwares, knick-knacks, clothes, furniture, books, jewellery, collectibles and decorator items in every part of the store.

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Green glass decanter set


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Cool shoes - not all vintage, but good replicas

If you're looking for ladies clothes, there are racks and racks of them here. Shoes - tick. Hats - tick. Handbags - tick.

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Pick up an outfit for her...

The guys also have some outfits to select...lots of synthetic fibres, so make sure you're wearing rubber-soled shoes to avoid static shocks!

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...and the guys can dress up too!


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I loved this cabinet, but was unable to work out how to smuggle it home to Melbourne without hubby noticing

There is sporting equipment, some nice vintage furniture, lots and lots of ceramic doo-dads, and some very nice glassware and crockery.

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Inviting...settle down with a good book

You do need to allow a bit of time to do this shop justice if you just want to browse. There is just so much to look at, unless you are in there on a mission to find something specific.

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Just like your parents used to have...

To be fair, not everything in this shop is, strictly speaking, vintage. A lot of it is retro, and there is a small number of items that are modern but collectible. Others are complementary to the vintage goods or reproduce vintage styles, so will match well with vintage products (so, for example, you might find a vintage dress and modern, vintage-style shoes to match here).



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Need some new bedroom furniture?

But if you're into this sort of stuff, you can spend a fun half hour or more here, poking through the shelves to find a treasure, or a quirky gift for a friend, or even a memory-jogging item to transport you back to your childhood. In fact, the Easter Bunny even found a couple of really cute ceramic egg cups here for my kids, which were a great hit.

Totally Barking Vintage is open seven days a week.
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Why? A cornucopia of vintage items
When: 7 days a week
Phone: 03 5562 2050
Where: 180 Liebig Street, Warrnambool, Victoria
Your Comment
Thanks I'm in Warrnambool at present so shall check it out.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|4592) 1427 days ago
Will have to visit this store when I am back in Warrnambool.
by Coffee Break With Belinda (score: 2|351) 1418 days ago
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