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For everyone from Mad Men obsessives to pre-Federation fans, these antiques shops and homewares stores prefer the pre-loved to the pre-packed. We got splendidly lost in sprawling antique warehouses and learnt a little something from the owners of unusual independent stores, who all have a great story to tell.
If you accidentally blow your budget on that highly necessary taxidermy camel or original penny-farthing, stick to the bargains at Sydney’s best op shops. Or, if you’ve picked up a well-worn Chesterfield from one of our favourite antique centres, sink into the cushions with a good read from one of the city’s best bookshops.