Vintage Shopping on the Mornington PeninsulaTweet Published on 20th June 2016 in Blog, Holiday Tips and Advice, Latest News, Mornington Peninsula Activities
There’s something magical about browsing for antiques, collectable and vintage goods on the Mornington Peninsula. Unlike a typical store or shopping mall, items that have been pre-owned and indeed preloved, possess a certain special quality that makes them well worth seeking out. They’re unique and completely different from the mass-produced fare that you might find somewhere else, giving you the opportunity to add real character to your wardrobe or home.
While every piece of vintage clothing or furniture has a story to tell, the benefits of buying second-hand also include environmental sustainability. Instead of letting these great products go to waste, why not find a way to repurpose them.
The Mornington Peninsula has a reputation as a haven for vintage lovers, with a high amount of second-hand retailers located in the region. So next time you book a room at Moonah Links, consider spending an afternoon browsing these shops. Here are three of our favourite retro boutiques.
Vintage Shopping – Tyabb Packing House
Located just over half an hour from Peppers Moonah Links Resort, Tyabb Packing House is by far the region’s vintage shop with the most variety. Covering an area of nearly three hectares, the Tyabb Packing House boasts the largest selection of antiques and collectables in Australia. With over 40 specialised dealers there’s a unique inventory that you won’t find anywhere else.
The products are located in a historic building, which has been converted into a vintage lover’s paradise. With over 30 years in the business, the market’s owners and sellers have been prominent supporters of the Mornington Peninsula’s second-hand community. If you ask any local they’ll doubtless tell you that a weekend visit to the Tyabb Packing House is one of the best things to do in the region.
Vintage Shopping – Factory Antique Market
Slightly closer to Moonah Links is the Factory Antique Market in Dromana – only 20 minutes away. The vintage pedigree of the area is top-notch, with one of the region’s most famous attractions, the Dromana Drive-in, just across the road. If you really want to get into the spirit of things, buy yourself a 50s outfit and head to the movies with your sweetheart on one of the ‘classic cinema’ nights.
The Factory Antique Market carries on from the now-defunct Mornington Antique Centre, with many of the same vendors and the same wide range of curios. There’s a definite International flavour to the market, with countries as wide-ranging as the USA and Japan represented amongst the stalls.
Vintage Shopping – The Vintage Shed
Like the Packing House, the Vintage Shed is located in the township of Tyabb, which has very strong grounds to claim itself as Australia’s hot spot for second-hand goods. Despite being slightly smaller than its more famous neighbour, the Vintage Shed features a whopping 60 vendors, covering everything from one of a kind furniture to retro art. There’s even an industrial and nautical section, which you won’t find at many other vintage markets.
The highlight of the Vintage Shed is the Vintage Emporium – a separate area consisting of 14 vendors that specialise in clothing. If you’re looking for a few pieces to spice up your wardrobe, this is the place for you, with special emphasis placed on the period from 1940 through to the 1980s. To keep the kids occupied while you shop, there’s a great selection of classic toys that you might even remember from your own childhood!
Enjoy Your Stay at Peppers Moonah Links Resort
These are three of our favourite vintage shops worth visiting during your stay on the Mornington Peninsula at Peppers Moonah Links Resort. There will be something precious for you to take home and proudly display on the mantle. For more information on the area’s best shopping, be sure to get in touch with Peppers Moonah Links Resort. We are available on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google, or simply call our front desk on (03)59882000.