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10 Best Antique Shops In Sydney

Whether you’re looking for the best antique shops in Sydney, we’ve got you covered. We have been a bit obsessed with antiques for a while. Being British, I naturally sway to buying more antique homewares in Sydney and wanted to share some of the best shops for you to discover too.

Interestingly, more younger people are interested in mid-century homewares in Sydney than you might have thought. Invest in some beautiful homewares you can keep forever and ditch the short term purchases from Ikea. Recently, we got chatting to someone who worked at Mitchell Road Antiques (mentioned in this post) and he told us about how people put so much Ikea furniture in landfill.

Don’t think antique or vintage furniture is expensive. All of the antique shops in Sydney mentioned in this article are much more affordable than you think. We are big fans of Indian antique furniture and mid-century furniture so hopefully some of these shops might inspire you.

Plus, these shops can easily take up a good chunk of time if you’re looking for things to do indoors in Sydney or date ideas in Sydney.


1.Mitchell Road Antiques In Alexandria

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Mitchell Road Antiques must be one of the most famous antique shops in Sydney. The huge warehouse easily makes a good Saturday or Sunday afternoon activity in Sydney! We spent a good few hours wondering around in awe of this amazing antique warehouse!

This is one of the best antique shops in Sydney for the range of furnishings and unique homewares as well as vintage clothing. If you’re after a mid-century side board in Sydney, go to this shop.

Address: Mitchell Road Antiques, 17 Bourke Rd, Alexandria


2. Water Tiger In St Peters

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We absolutely love antique Indian furniture as highly recommend Water Tiger in St Peters as a go to beautiful vintage shop in Sydney to discover. The authentic pieces collected from around the world had us literally eyeing up absolutely everything in store. It’s a stunning shop and reasonably priced for the quality of furniture you’ll keep forever.

Address: Water Tiger, Suite 1.07, Precinct 75, 75 Mary St, St Peters


3. Lunatiques In Mascot

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Lunatiques is a bit like Mitchell Road Antiques as it’s located in a big warehouse you could spend hours at. With a London black cab out the front of the shop, it made my heart skip a beat at the thought of finding a slice of London in Sydney. You could easily kill a few hours at this amazing antique shop in Sydney.

Address: Lunatiques, 2 Kent Road, Mascot


4. The Design Ark In Randwick

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We had no idea what a hidden gem The Design Ark in Randwick really is. It’s an amazing vintage shop in Sydney where we could have easily bought so many mid-century pieces. They are especially good for mid-century side boards, lamps and authentic mid-century chairs. Honestly, this places is the goods!

Address: The Design Ark, 125A Houston Road, Kingsford


5. Tamsin Johnson Antiques In Paddington

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I stumbled across Tamsin John Antiques whilst in Paddington recently. Located on William Street, this unassuming antique shop is quite a find. Expect more expensive pieces than in the other antique shops in Sydney, but if you’re in Paddington, it’s worth checking out.

Into vintage clothing shops in Sydney? Check out AXL Bazaar on Oxford Street for some incredible vintage clothes at reasonable prices.

Address: Tamsin John Antiques, 33 William Street, Paddington


6. Quintessential DuckeggBLUE

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We popped into Quintessential DuckeggBLUE in Balmain which is home to the most beautiful wood furnishings, trunks and hand built ships. It’s very small and very specific so if you’re looking for any of the mentioned from England, France or Australia, then this could be a store for you.

Address: Quintessential DuckeggBLUE, 487 Darling Street, Balmain


7. Rubi Rocket In Redfern

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I didn’t get a chance to actually go into Rubi Rocket in Redfern as it was closed at the time but it looks like a really cool shop. With mid-century lamps and furnishings, it looks to be like a bit of a gem. Make sure you check out Rubi Rocket in Sydney next time you’re in Redfern.

Address: Rubi Rocket, 128 Regent St, Redfern


8. Ice Et La In Botany

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Expect the most beautiful French and Belgian antique and new pieces at Ice Et La in Botany. This long standing antique store in Sydney has been running for 17 years! If you’re particularly looking for one off deck chairs, you’ve come to the right place.

Address: Ice Et La, 43 Bay St, Botany


9. Dust In Darlinghurst

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Dust is a bit of an institution as one of the most eclectic antique shops in Sydney. Based in Darlinghurst, you’ll find everything from, antique jewellery, furniture and so much more. Make sure you pop in, you’ll never know what hidden gem you’ll find in this awesome shop.

Address: Dust, 28/381 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst


10. Found In France

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Another French inspired antique shop in Sydney is Found In France. Expect to find rare pieces hand picked from all over France to add to your collection at home. You’ll be able to pick up pieces found from Parisian cafes and so much more.

Address: Found In France, 53 Palace St, Petersham


We hope we’ve inspired you to visit more of the best antique shops in Sydney. Fill your home with collectable items you’ll cherish forever or simply just spend the day wondering around some of these shops, checking out some of the incredible rare pieces.


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