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Published September 17th 2013
Find a vintage treasure in Brisbane's largest antique centre
"Just because Antiques are old doesn't mean they have to be sold in an old fashioned setting", Those are the words of Woolloongabba Antique Centre founders Sarah Jane Walsh and Paul Butler. Step inside Brisbane's largest antique centre and see for yourself that they have stood by this motto, this place is anything but boring.
Wooloongabba Antique Centre, step inside and discover a world of traditional antiques and quirky treasures.
Covering over 1500 square metres, this is a shop that you could find almost anything you want and some things that you didn't even know existed. From traditional antiques through to vintage clothing, jewellery, retro art, homewares and an assortment of unusual collectables.
This is not just an antique store, it's a mixture of gallery, jumble sale and show room.
The shop is divided into sections featuring different antique dealers and decors. Parts look like an artistic jumble sale and others a designer showroom. One of the great things about this centre is that you can get styling ideas for you home as you browse though the items on sale. It is easy to spend hours looking through all of the items.
Find great styling ideas for your home while shopping.
When you have finished shopping, (or need a break halfway through), take a seat in one of the booths of the 1950's milk bar style cafe that serves up yummy treats and coffee. There is also live music most Saturdays and a pop up barbershop on the last Sunday of each month. To really embrace your inner rockabilly there is also a pop up vintage styling salon where you can get your hair and makeup done for $60. To find out when the salon is open and for for information on other events visit the Wooloongabba Antique Centre website.
The Centre is open everyday from 9am till 5pm, it's a great place to browse through and discover a quirky treasure or two.