Explore & Inspire, Markets, Op Shops, Secondhand

Itchycoo Park Vintage – Thornbury


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Such a shame that this store is moving this month but I had to write it up because it’s been part of the area for a while and has a loyal following. If you are like a magpie and collect odds and sods, then this is the place for you.

Owner Meg Searls opened this shop and filled it to the brim with her own range of collectables, kitschy wares, vintage clothing, colourful kitchenwares, records, jewellery and more.

Meg has a keen eye for unique items and no doubt has spent many hours trolling through Op Shops, garage sales, trash and treasure markets and peeking at other vintage shops. Her collection of clothing is something quite to behold with retro patterns, bright skirts, chunky fur-lined coats, scarves and more.

The way items are displayed gives people like me with little imagination how pieces can go together. I soooo love this and was immediately reminded of the TV series Mad Men.

With so many choices, you’ll head will go into overdrive so take your time, chat to Meg and if you’re after anything in particular, just ask as she knows every single piece of stock in her shop.

What will you find here?

  • Retro and Vintage trinkets
  • Retro and Vintage clothes
  • Bits and bobs that will intrigue you
  • Retro kitchen items and decor items
  • Kitchy little things that make you smile

OPENING HOURS: Wednesday to Sunday 11am – 7pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

PHONE: 0402 663 632

LOCATION: 781 High Street, Thornbury

PARKING: Parking is pretty good out the front but there are time restrictions so note them before getting out of your car. There are meters.

TRANSPORT: There are buses and trams that go along Brunswick Street. Click here for more information.

DISABLED ACCESS: Not great disabled access due to the amount of stock set up so closely together.

ATM: You can pay by using eftpos, cash or credit card. There are a number of ATM’s along High Street.

ENTRANCE FEE: No fee.  

DOGS: Not allowed inside. Do not leave your dog in the car for safety reasons. If needed, tie the dog up outside and put some water out for it.

FOOD: You can get refreshments and light snacks at some of the cafes that are sprinkled along High Street.

TOILET FACILITIES: There are toilets at some of the cafes but you may need to buy a coffee.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Website – Itchy Coo Park

On Facebook – Itchy Coo Park Vintage

On Instagram – Itchy Coo Park Vintage #itchycooparkvintage

On Twitter – No account

Now it’s your turn. Share your stories of ItchyCoo Park Vintage in Thornbury. Likes, dislikes, bargains you’ve bought and people you’ve met. Leave a comment below.

Note that Meg is setting up a store in the town of Foster and she will also have a permanent stall at the Kongwak Market – one of my faves.

Happy hunting!

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