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What is it about holidays that can make you a little more ‘spendy’ than usual?  Shopping is part and parcel of the holiday experience, whether it's souvenirs for friends or treats for yourself. But the dollars can really add up.

Here’s an alternative you may not have thought of.

Forget the run-of-the-mill chain stores you can find at home. Why not try shopping at some quirky NSW vintage boutiques instead?

These places are a gift shopping paradise. You’ll also save money, support local businesses AND be doing your bit for the environment. Pick up something special at one of these second-hand stores, all near to a Reflections Holiday Park.

 

Vintage shopping on the NSW Far North Coast

Resould, Brunswick Heads

The cleverly-named Resould is a 10 minute walk from Reflections Holiday Park Terrace Reserve. It’s also nice and close to our Massey Green and Ferry Reserve Holiday Parks.

Resould specialises in furniture, lighting and homewares, but not just any kind. We’re talking items with character … items with soul. High quality, genuine and of superior design. Unique, collectible and guaranteed to provide years of pleasure.

All the items here have been revived, restored and given a new lease on life. Keep the holiday good-vibes going with a piece that’s both a conversation starter and an environmental saver.

Resould | 48 Tweed Street Brunswick Heads NSW

Miss Brown Vintage, Byron Bay

A 15 minute stroll from Clarkes Beach Holiday Park is the popular Byron Bay outlet Miss Brown Vintage. Immerse yourself in the laid-back vibe of Byron with some boho chic threads that’ll really make you feel like a local.

This character-filled store is home to fantastic vintage clothing, including styles from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Vintage denim, remodified vintage and upcycled clothing are their specialty.

Miss Brown Vintage Byron Bay | 11/15 Fletcher St Byron Bay NSW

 

Antiques and vintage shopping on the NSW Coffs Coast

Wrecked Vintage, Coffs Harbour

This gem on Harbour Drive is jam-packed with treasures. The perfect spot for some holiday shopping when you stay at Reflections Holiday Parks Coffs Harbour.

Nab yourself the perfect pair of vintage jeans. Buy your friends back home some delicious, locally made bath time treats. The products at Wrecked Vintage are selected with sustainability in mind, so enjoy the guilt-free shopping.

Wrecked Vintage | 100-104 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour NSW

Liberty Providores, Urunga

If you like some browsing with your morning smoothie then this is the place for you. A 15 minute stroll from Reflections Holiday Parks Urunga, Liberty Providores is a fossickers delight.

Liberty Providores is known its friendly staff, delicious coffee and organic groceries, including local produce. They also offer an intriguing range of books, fashions and homewares. Perfect for rummaging through after a morning stroll on the beach.

Liberty Providores | 14 Giinagay Way Urunga NSW

 

NSW South Coast vintage shops

Vertigo Vintage, Wollongong

If you’re staying at Reflections Holiday Parks Killalea Reserve, there’s a good chance you’ll visit Wollongong, just 30 minutes away. And if you’re a vintage shopping enthusiast, you’ll want to get your good bargain-hunting self to Vertigo Vintage.

Original and quality vintage clothing is on offer here, with all pieces carefully chosen and presented in excellent condition. Pick up a fabulous coat for winter, a stunning headpiece for special occasions or a fun vintage apron for the friend that’s impossible to buy for.

Vertigo Vintage | 157 Crown St Wollongong NSW

Strangers in Paradise, Bermagui

Opposite Horseshoe Bay in Bermagui is vintage boutique Strangers in Paradise; a 5 minute walk from Reflections Holiday Parks Bermagui.

Like stepping into a time machine, this quirky shop will bring on the thrill of the hunt. Filled with vintage furniture, clothes, homewares and more, many say it’s one of the best shops in Bermagui. Drop in for some holiday keepsakes of a different kind.

Strangers in Paradise | 30 Lamont Street Bermagui NSW

 

Shopping at these NSW op shops has many benefits: it keeps a lid on your spending, it helps the environment and it supports the local community. And added bonus: it’ll remind you of the good times you had on your holiday.

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