Brisbane isn’t just known for its great weather and weird sheep statues, you know.
No, it’s also brimming with some of the best antique centres in the Sunshine State.
Vintage is back, baby. And it’s not going anywhere.
From vinyl records to mid-century modern furniture, we sure love to recycle trends. And because we support retro retail therapy whole-heartedly, we’ve created a guide to antiquing in Brisbane so you know just where to get your vintage fix.
Best Antique Stores in Brisbane
Camp Hill Antique Centre – 545 Old Cleveland Rd, Camp Hill
Previously the widely known and well-loved Woolloongabba Antique Centre, the Camp Hill Antique Centre is the largest in Brisbane. Full of clothes, furniture, records, books, collectibles, jewellery and knickknacks from all eras, this vintage goldmine offers hours of trawling through treasures for bargains. Keep an eye out for truly unique one-off pieces of upcycled furniture.
Great for: Mid-century modern furniture.
Top tip: Head here to do your Christmas shopping. Your friends and family will love their unique gifts (did we mention flamingo candles?).
Paddington Antique Centre – 167 Latrobe Tce, Paddington
Home to over 50 dealers, Paddington Antique Centre is a favourite for locals and visitors of this quaint leafy suburb. With everything from historical militaria, china and silver to antique furniture from all around the world, this iconic antique centre is your go-to for everything vintage. And for all you crafty kids, be sure to check out the huge selection of retro buttons and haberdashery up for grabs.
Great for: Collectors looking for that special find.
Top tip: Take your friends along to one of their pop-up workshops for some fun arts and crafts.
Estelle’s Antiques and Collectibles – 173 Latrobe Tce, Paddington
A short stroll from the Paddington Antique Centre, Estelle’s Antiques and Collectibles is a treasure trove of precious goodies from yesteryear. You can expect to find antique furniture, artwork, and collectibles that make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. With decades of experience in the business, these guys sure know their stuff.
Great for: Antique-lovers looking for restored pieces to furnish their home.
Top tip: Refuel at nearby Naïm Restaurant (formerly Shouk Café) – one of the most popular eateries in Paddington.
Brisbane Antique Emporium – Cnr Sandgate Rd & Junction Rd, Clayfield
Another great all-rounder, the Brisbane Antique Emporium offers antique and period furniture, ceramics, silver, and all those other vintage knickknacks that leave you feeling nostalgic. Their stock is always changing, giving regulars something exciting to discover every visit.
Great for: Filling your empty walls with retro prints and antique maps.
Top tip: Check out their dealer, La Signora, for designer vintage jewellery from big names including Yves St Laurent and Christian Dior.
Commercial Road Antiques – 85 Commercial Rd, Teneriffe
Formerly known as New Farm Antique Centre, Commercial Road Antiques specialises in everything from vintage art, homewares and furniture to jewellery, clothes, and militaria from around the globe. Whether you’re looking for quirky collectibles or estate jewellery, you’re sure to find something that grabs your attention.
Great for: Decoratives from bygone eras that are sure to be conversation starters in the home.
Top tip: Check out their vintage newspapers and magazines for a real blast from the past.
Southside Antiques Centre – 484 Ipswich Rd, Annerley
Another one of Brisbane’s biggest antique centres, Southside Antiques Centre gives you a taste of days gone by with over 150 cabinets filled with vintage ceramics, silver, toys, and more. They also have a large militaria section that offers a range of ANZAC and World War I memorabilia.
Great for: Adding to your collection of vinyl records.
Top tip: Got kids, nephews, or nieces? Southside Antiques Centre’s range of vintage clothes is perfect for stocking up kids’ dress-up boxes.
Unique France – 634 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
A Francophile’s heaven on earth, Unique France has a stunning display of elegant vintage French antiques. Known for their striking chandeliers, Unique France also offers an impressive range of provincial furniture, bronzes, and art. If you’ve always dreamed of furnishing your home top to toe in authentic French furniture from yesteryear, you’ve found your holy grail in Unique France.
Great for: Francophiles looking to get their vintage fix.
Top tip: Be prepared with a van or trailer; these guys don’t do delivery, and chances are you’ll want to leave with your fair share of goodies.
Nudgee Road Antiques – 277 Nudgee Rd, Hendra
European and Asian furniture and arts are a specialty at Nudgee Road Antiques. With over 30 years’ experience in the antique trade, it’s no wonder these guys have a strong focus on quality and authenticity. Their extensive range also includes chandeliers, stone and marbles, wrought iron, and collectibles.
Great for: Serious antique collectors looking for the real deal.
Top tip: Their in-house café, Brickhouse Café, is well worth a visit. Swing by for a coffee to recharge during your trawl.
The Antique Guild – 39 Edward St, Brisbane
Home to endless interesting bits and bobs from all eras, The Antique Guild allows you to wander through rooms and rooms of fine art, jewellery, silver, and furniture. Their collection is elegant and rare, showcased in the stunning Old Port Office, giving The Antique Guild a sense of decadence the moment you step inside.
Great for: Finding a statement piece of art that adds a touch of luxury to your home.
Top tip: Check out their second location at 38 Charlotte St, Brisbane.
Vintage Kitchen Vintage Closet – 313 Old Cleveland Rd, Coorparoo
The perfect combination of food and fashion, Vintage Kitchen Vintage Closet is a surprising addition to this somewhat sleepy suburb. Come for the vintage frocks and retro memorabilia and stay for the extensive menu.
Great for: Retro retail therapy and a full stomach.
Top tip: Head to the back corner to play SEGA and be transported back to your childhood.
Before you set out antiquing in Brisbane, be prepared with our ultimate guide to antiquing. And if you’ve bought a few more pieces than your home can handle? No drama. Our storage guide for fancy things has you covered.