Three times out of five, when I pass 369 Lygon Street it will be closed. By my dodgy mathematical reckoning, this makes the probability of it being open… er, slim, at best. Weekends seem to be a better time to find the doors ajar and racks of clothes leaning lopsidedly on the pavement. Each time I’ve been inside I’ve spent a good fifteen minutes planted in various corners of the tiny shop gazing at the vast collection of trinkets inside. It’s the sort of place that’s so concentrated with stuff that you can move fifteen centimetres left or right and have a whole new tableau of objects to study, from egg cups and ceramic toast racks to antique clothes pins and ancient doilies. The window displays give you a good idea of the delightful randomness within. If you’re heading to Each Peach, A Minor Place or El Mirage for breakfast on Saturday it is but a hop, skip and a jump away and may even be open…

369 Lygon Street
Brunswick VIC 3056
Fridays and Saturdays only, between roughly 10am and 3pm

:: Arwen ::



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3 responses to “Three-six-nine

  1. nev

    I’ve always wanted to go in there. I never knew that they had opening hours. I always imagined it to be a side venture for the crazy lady second hand store on High st Northcote.

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  3. Ah yes, the crazy lady store on High Street in Northcote. You could be forgiven for thinking that they’re in some way related. Both are full of slightly-too-expensive secondhand stuff, but at 369 you can at least get in the door and look around without fearing for you life – death by teetering stack of furniture is not a pretty way to go.

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