Retro 157

at 157A Charters Towers Road, Townsville, 4812 Australia

All things retro; furniture, collectables, vintage clothing, upholstery and sewing services

Retro 157
157A Charters Towers Road
Townsville , QLD 4812
Contact Phone
P: 0419 413299


Retro 157 stocks the genuine article only; no reproductions or vintage STYLE items. If you don't see what you're looking for - look again. Or ask - I'm happy to try and source items. And please; don't throw anything remotely retro out - I am happy to have a look at it and purchase if it's the right "thang"!I cater for all your upholstery and sewing needs (except curtains!!) and am happy to give you a free quote.

General Info

The word "retro" derives from the Latin prefix retro meaning backwards or in past times; to look back at the past with a nostalgic eye. The past in this case meaning before the age of mass production; in an era when you could turn something over and it DIDN'T say "Made in China" on it. I have been an eclectic collector all my life and worked in upholstery for the past 10. I love the feeling of blowing new life back into tired old things; that armchair destined for the dump; hang on - it's beautiful; just needs to be re-upholstered, re-covered, re-vived and then it's re-ady to be re-used. And best of all; it's re-tro! And one of a kind. And it will last another 50 years. How much of the stuff produced today will still be around in half a century?

Company Rating

416 Facebook users were in Retro 157. It's a 16 position in Popularity Rating for companies in Local Business category in Townsville, Queensland

2307 FB users likes Retro 157, set it to 10 position in Likes Rating for Townsville, Queensland in Local Business category

Are you officially closed now or still selling thank you

Published Vera Mulhall on 2016-05-23 15:55:58 GMT

Published Retro 157 on 2016-05-16 10:20:46 GMT

Hey are you guys having any more closing down sales? Sad it's shutting. Townsville needs more trendy vintage stores. Missed the last one!

Published Shelly Mcconochie on 2016-05-14 00:43:24 GMT

Published Retro 157 on 2016-04-28 11:07:40 GMT

Great find in Townsville!

Published Sheree Fickling on 2016-04-03 03:53:39 GMT

Weekend is nearly here! Come in for a browse in Retro 157, Townsville's only dedicated retro shop😊

Published Retro 157 on 2016-03-18 06:01:31 GMT

This stunning beauty now @Retro157

Published Dulcie Speed on 2016-02-18 03:31:44 GMT

New in today $875 for this stunning beauty @Retro157

Published Dulcie Speed on 2016-02-18 03:30:09 GMT

Look out for us in "Grand Designs" in next Saturday's Bulletin. Thank you Zak for the great photos.

Published Retro 157 on 2016-02-13 00:06:28 GMT

Feeling blue? We've got retro remedies. Open tomorrow 10-1pm. 157A Charters Towers Road, cnr Surrey St, Hermit Park.

Published Retro 157 on 2016-02-12 11:39:36 GMT

What's new in store.... Open as usual Tue-Fri 10-4pm, Sat 10-1pm. Come and see us one day soon.

Published Retro 157 on 2016-02-09 10:16:05 GMT

honestly the most beautiful shop I've been into in a long time! 100% amazing.

Published Bonnie Rose on 2016-02-09 07:43:24 GMT

Just in . Midcentury Danish style sideboard and cool lamps. Oh, and the chairs are not bad either. Open tomorrow 10-1pm.

Published Retro 157 on 2016-02-05 11:08:24 GMT

We have got some exciting new arrivals for you, retro lovers. Open Tue-Fri 10-4pm, Sat 10-1pm.

Published Retro 157 on 2016-02-02 08:19:23 GMT

Not exactly what we would wear on o hot muggy day in the tropics, is it folks? But we DO have lots of nice cool clothing in store atm so come on in to the air con for a browse. Open Tue-Fri 10-4pm. Sat 10-1pm.

Published Retro 157 on 2016-02-01 20:56:46 GMT

Just arrived in store. Open Sat 10-1pm. Enjoy the weekend:)

Published Retro 157 on 2016-01-29 00:24:44 GMT

We love it when our pieces find a good home. Amanda is all smiles over her new tiki style shell lamp.

Published Retro 157 on 2016-01-28 01:27:38 GMT

Where are you?

Published Karen Guthrie on 2016-01-26 09:13:17 GMT

Hi Guys, I have a round dining room table with 6 matching chairs, a bar and a buffet form the Parker Furniture range 1974...would you be interested in purchasing?

Published Allison Brown on 2016-01-25 02:45:59 GMT

Just some of our new arrivals. Back in store again on Wed 10am. See y'all soon.

Published Retro 157 on 2016-01-23 00:19:21 GMT

A somewhat belated Happy New Year to all our lovely likers and customers. We are currently closed for holidays and re-open on the 27/1. Watch this space for some amazing new arrivals folks.

Published Retro 157 on 2016-01-03 08:17:21 GMT

Wishing all our wonderful customers and fellow retro lovers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We will be closed for holidays from 4pm today and re-open on the 27/1.

Published Retro 157 on 2015-12-23 03:05:41 GMT

Two more days of Christmas shopping before we close for holidays folks. Open Tue and Wed 10-4pm.

Published Retro 157 on 2015-12-21 09:34:00 GMT

Cool. Christmas gifts. Yes. Please. Open Sat 10-1pm.

Published Retro 157 on 2015-12-18 10:08:12 GMT

Christmas gifts that stand the test of time. Not a thing made in China. Open tomorrow 10-4pm, Sat 10-1pm.