Entering Used is like entering an olfactory sensation of oils including ‘Organoil’ products which help bring out the best in timber and preserve the items as well.
Stock is always changing so head on down to find that one-off wow piece to add to your own space and that brings back memories and niggles something inside you that arouses times gone by. Add the beauty of the vintage pieces as well as the visual cannonball of goods – this place is a must visit.
Like many of these secondhand, recycled, vintage, retro, repurposed, upcycled and industrial stores – they salvage the most amazing items that are often discarded by developers and thankfully a keen eye of a collector are saved from landfill.
Do love the pendant and hanging lights and I was worried I couldn’t find globes for them but was reassured that I could source them at regular lighting outlet.
This place can be totally rocking on weekends with many a lover of all things industrial and secondhand haunting the stores along Johnston Street.
The staff are gorgeous and ever so helpful. I was after a particular letter and although they had what I wanted I was eager to find out where it came from, so a phone call was made to track down it’s providence. Nice work.
Watching the staff work on bringing items back to life is very enjoyable. With a little sanding, grinding, cleaning and some oil, many items scrub up well, while others are left in their original state so people can use their own imagination.
Items are snapped up quickly so if you see something that you like, either buy it, put down a deposit or ask for them to by a sold sign on it so you can be assured it’s yours.
Do love the letterpress stamps but not sure what I would do with them but I am attracted to them – not sure why.
What will you find here?
- Retro and Vintage homewares
- Retro and Vintage furniture
- Industrial furniture, bits and bobs
- Letter stamps from printers
- Industrial signage
- Industrial signage
- Industrial lighting
- Vintage maps
- Large furniture items like tables and desks
- Large fans
- Letters and numbers
OPENING HOURS: 11am – 5pm Monday to Sunday
PHONE: 0418 540 425
PARKING: Parking can be sometimes challenging during busy periods but pretty good out the front but there are time restrictions so note them before getting out of your car. There are no meters.
TRANSPORT: There are buses that go along Johnston Street. Click here for more information.
DISABLED ACCESS: Good disabled access if you are say, using a frame or crutches but not in a wheelchair.
ATM: You can pay by using eftpos, cash or credit card. There are a number of ATM’s along Johnston Street.
ENTRANCE FEE: No fee.
DELIVERY: Used Pty Ltd can arrange delivery if you live a reasonable distance at your expense. Please discuss with the staff regarding freight arrangements and the companies that they use.
DOGS: I would say no, because there are some fragile items but if it’s a small dog you may be able to carry it. Ask the person at the desk. 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 Johnston Street or Smith Street.
TOILET FACILITIES: There are toilets at some of the cafes but you may need to buy a coffee.
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