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Pride of place – our favourite vintage furniture sellers

If you've got a thing for homewares or have recently moved house, it's likely you're following one or two Instagram accounts that sell secondhand vintage, retro and mid-century furniture. We certainly do, and it's more than one or two, more like five to six and beyond. Trawling through Gumtree in attempt to find the travertine table of your dreams is likely not something you care to spend your Sunday doing, so why not leave it up to the experts? Below, we've rounded up some of our favourite furniture accounts to turn your space into a mid-century haven.



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"These days vintage furniture shopping is all about knowing where to look. In many cases, that means trawling Instagram long into the wee hours. If you're lucky, your digging will lead you to shops like Ruze Vintage, a treasure trove of cantilever chairs, modular lounges and Murano glass tchotchkes, where everything is snatched up via a DM." – Jasmine Pirovic




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"Melburnians will hold Goodspace close to their chest, and for good reason. It's a gem as far as vintage furniture sellers go. For one, owners Steph Lane and Holly Thompson have built the business with a goal to demystify the process of acquiring vintage design, and their digital platform is updated daily with new pieces." – JP


Home Union


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"Let's clear the air by mentioning that while based in New York City, cult vintage furniture seller Home Union do, in fact, ship internationally – although we imagine the fees would be high. Now that that's out of the way, it's time to marvel at the calibre of pieces husband-and-wife team Daniel King and Meghan Lavery get their hands on, from Umbo shelving to Mario Bellino designs to vintage IKEA. It's all here, and then some." – JP


Pop Up Home


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"Tricia Benitez has slowly been growing Pop Up Home since the idea first came to her in 2009. What began as a monthly store in a nondescript warehouse, has transformed into a booming business servicing Angelenos with rare and unique furniture sourced from estate sales, flea markets and buyouts." – JP


Mr Homebody


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"You'll no doubt know Ron Goh from his warmly lit living room that's appeared on moodboards across Instagram and Pinterest. Clearly, he has a great eye, which he put to use in 2020 when he founded Mr Homebody. The store is brimming with Milo Baughman-style tiered side tables and fossil stone coffee tables, but there's plenty of vintage lamps and rattan seating too." – JP


Tamsin Johnson


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"A name that needs no introduction, and an editor that introduced our RUSSH Home issues. Not only does Tamsin Johnson create spaces that make you feel something, she rounds up antiques and oddities overflowing with character so that you can do the same. Head to her inventory page, you're bound to encounter something that makes your heart skip a beat." – JP


Modern Times


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A stalwart of the Melbourne design scene, husband-and-wife team Joel and Amy Malin made things official when they opened the doors to their Smith St showroom in 2012. In the years since, they've built a reputation for a curated selection of contemporary design, vintage furniture and original art with a Danish and Australian perspective." – JP


CCSS Melbourne


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"One of my personal favourite sites. CCSS has an offering of premium condition pieces at appropriate prices. Their pieces are always elegant, considered and often rare in comparison to a lot of what's out there. If you like your furniture genuine, CCSS is a good place to start looking." – Ella O'Keeffe.


Rachel Donath


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"Rachel Donath is perhaps best known for her original furniture, such as the popular Wave Chair and Bohan Lamp. So you can imagine the kind of magic that happens when you allow the designer to curate a selection of vintage and antique furniture too. It's how her eponymous business began, after all, and is a testament to her eye for "anything but cookie cutter"." – JP


Illusory Interiors


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"For the Sydneysiders with a soft spot for muted tones. Illusory Interiors offer a carefully curated selection of retro and mid-century pieces fit for any space. Pieces are sold via DM and are displayed in covetable settings, intercepted with aspirational homewares shots to get a feel of the Illusory Interiors buyer." – EO


Piazza Piazza


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"You'll want to set up an alert for Piazza Piazza's weekly drops of vintage designer furniture. Pieces get snapped up like hotcakes and given so many are one-offs, you'll be kicking yourself if you miss out." – JP


Curated Spaces


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"Endlessly popular amongst the RUSSH editors and a huge portion of the east coast (it seems). Curated Spaces has an expansive offering of some of the most varied vintage and mid-century pieces we know. From a seemingly endless supply of Cesca style chairs to boucle Featherstons, marble coffee tables, retro lamps and the classic and covetable Wassily. Curated Spaces drops a new collection of pieces each Tuesday so if you happen to miss out, you'll know when to expect your next chance." – EO


Ma House Supply Store

"Ma House Supply Store is the brainchild of Ben Mooney, and is just over a year old. Set in Collingwood, the design store carries local designs and vintage finds that'll put a spark in your own home." – JP

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