The Best Antique Shops In Town


With the ever-increasing price of new furniture – and the horrible design of those that fit the wallet – more and more people are looking at antique shopping. Who could blame them, the quirky and the classic both hide in nostalgia. Here’s our guide to rustic shopping…

Junkie Charity Store

Charity stores often stock some of the best vintage finds in town, and fortunately for us Melville is stocked with these kinds of places. One that stands out is the Junkie Charity Store on 4th Avenue. To give you an idea of what is on sale here note the following: turn of the century furniture, quirky lamp shades and hospital beds… pretty cool, eh? The vast array of items marked for sale is so big that you could call Junkie a department store.

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Modern Antiques

Greymont is the go-to place if you’re antiquing. On weekends cars flank Long Road on both sides as people rush to get their hands on the finest old school wares. One of the shops that stand out the most is Modern Antiques which specialises in collectors’ items and the restoration of old furniture.

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Hunters Rest Antiques

We’re staying in Greymont for now because there’s just so much to see. Hunters Rest Antiques is the candy store we’ve all been searching for. From rustic Coca Cola signs to old school petrol pumps, it’s all here. Welcome, you have arrived at the coolest place on earth, and it’s within driving distance from home – what a win. Hunters also specialises in artwork, jewellery, furniture and everything in between. Also, be sure to check out the coffee shop while you’re there.

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HospiceWits

Nothing hurts quite as much as the vintage we didn’t buy. From loungy arm chairs to track suit pants purchases, all the cash goes to a worthy cause. HospiceWits provides care and support to the communities within the Johannesburg Metropolitan District, primarily Johannesburg and Soweto. Be sure to check them out and maybe score some cool deals while helping someone in need.

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Bounty Hunters

This list will not be complete without mentioning the store with all those cats in Melville. Two stories of yesterday’s treasures are waiting for you to be discovered among a mountain of kittens. Be sure to know that the money you spend here will be used to better the lives of feline friends all over town. The shop sells everything from hand me down clothes, tonnes of books to random items such as wetsuits and dirty playing cards.

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FotorCreatedefBy Shawn Greyling

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