How Bazaar is an Aladdin's cave of collectables, vintage, retro and the weird and wonderful!
Based in Colac at the centre of Victoria's Otway & Great Ocean Road region, How Bazaar is an easy 50 minute drive from Geelong and 2 hours from Melbourne!
How Bazaar has tens of thousands of items spread across a huge 850 square meter factory building! We also buy old and interesting items direct from the public!
Colac is conveniently located 20 minutes from the Otways, 45 minutes from Lorne and just over an hour from Warrnambool and Ballarat.
Peter & Andrea Summers have been selling collectables, vintage & retro items at How Bazaar for over sixteen years and have been in the trade for over 30 years!
How Bazaar relocated to our "new" premises in Colac in 2019 after 16 years trading in Geelong. Colac's central location in western Victoria's stunning tourist region and huge volumes of through traffic attracted us to the town.
Our Colac store is a big former clothing factory built in 1952. Originally operated by Sackvilles pty ltd, the factory employed hundreds of locals over the decades manufacturing men's clothing and suits.
The building changed hands again in the 1980's to become a farm machinery dealership and workshop for Swayn & McCabe pty ltd.
In 1975 the factory was taken over by B & K Champion pty ltd for the manufacture of "little champ" children's clothing.
In the 2010's the site was utilised for equipment storage by Bulla Dairy Foods before How Bazaar took over in 2019!