CASTLEMAINE VINTAGE BAZAAR
Multiple stall holders offering retro homewares, vintage clothing, secondhand furniture, vinyl, collectables and one-off finds. It’s only been open 12 months but Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar is growing steadily in the close-knit, highly creative goldfields community.
ADDRESS: 1-9 Walker St, Castlemaine, Victoria
PHONE: 03 5470 6555
OPEN HOURS: 7 days a week 10am – 5pm (only closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
WEBSITE: www.castlemainebazaar.com.au (full contact details below)
If you’re looking for adventure outside Melbourne and haven’t been to Castlemaine for a while it’s time for a visit. The recent conversion of Castlemaine’s 1875 woollen mill into a retail and small business hub has definitely increased the attractions of this old gold town.
Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar is a major tenant of The Mill complex with over 1750 square metres of mixed vintage shopping. It’s an ideal way to ‘shop ’til you drop’ while treading lightly on the planet with secondhand or locally-made purchases.
You’ll find retro dining sets, secondhand chairs and cabinets, kitchenware, glassware, vintage clothing and accessories, upcycled cushions, prints, paintings, vintage toys, swap cards, signage, vinyl and collectables. Stock at Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar is always changing and, like most big markets, there is a wide range of styles and eras to explore.
When energy levels begin to dip The Mill boasts plenty more stimulating/refuelling options including a coffee house, Shedshaker Brewing, Boomtown Wines, Icecream Social, organic fruit and veg, bread, cakes, art studios, Platform No. 5 maker galleries, creative workshops and community events.
Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar adds another hot spot to Victoria’s flourishing secondhand trail. At 1.5 hours from Melbourne it’s an easy day trip. Or stay in the area and explore Chewton, Maldon, Bendigo, Daylesford, Trentham and Kyneton for a broader goldfields experience. Historic buildings, good food, fab shopping…. what more do you need?
Note: All images by Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar, reproduced with permission.