You’ll want to dedicate an entire afternoon – nay, a whole day – to wandering through the warren of stalls inside this sprawling warehouse. With more than 60 dealers set up under a ceiling of fairy lights, there’s sure to be a decade, style or oddity that catches your antiquing eye. One stall resembles a fully fitted-out 1960s kitchen, set up with a teak veneer table, matching buffet dresser, crock pots, hand beaters and mechanical cooking scales. There’s an entire cabinet dedicated to Glomesh purses, purposefully colour-coded shelves of vintage glassware and a ‘man cave’ area full of industrial-style light fittings and garage equipment.
As you hunt for bargains, any of the friendly stallholders who’re floating about the premises are happy to assist you, even if it’s not their shop. It’s a real community vibe. But when you plan your visit, don’t actually go looking for them on Mitchell Road. This diverse caravan packed up their swags about four years ago and moved to Bourke Street in Alexandria.