About Us

Established in 1991, the bitch is back quickly grew to become both a style icon and a favourite of all vintage connoisseurs in Melbourne. Having moved on from our original St Kilda premises, we have retained the same focus on furniture as art, which saw us become so successful within the community. What initially started as a passion for vintage and retro furniture has gradually grown in to a wealth of experience, accumulated over 28 years, in locating and sourcing the highest quality vintage pieces.

Our name ‘the bitch is back’ refers to a piece of furniture that may have once fallen out of favour, but has sinceseen a return to vogue. We pride ourselves on our discerning eye and ability to identify these articles, which quickly become our customers treasured possessions.

Our eye for the excellent ranges from quality mid-twentieth century European furnishings all the way through to the very best of Australian made custom furniture. Our wide range ensures that everybody, from the seasoned interior designer to the young collector looking for that first vintage piece, will find something within our unique collection that quickens their pulse.

This focus on high-quality retro and vintage furniture is supplemented by an obsession with mid-century influenced accessories such as lighting, rugs, soft furnishings and original artwork. All items stocked at the bitch is back are either genuine vintage pieces, or contemporary designs that evoke the very best of retro styling.

At the bitch is back we consider furniture as art. This sees you receive furniture that is not only functional, but also beautiful and filled with soul and story.

1960’s Henning Rathjen pottery vases now on Sale in “The Bitch Is Back”Stall at “The Smith Street Bazaar”in Fitzroy.
#henningrathjen #thebitchisbackeltham #thebitchisbackvintage #thesmithstreetbazaar #midcenturymelbourne #midcenturymodern #retrofurniture #retrolighting
Large1960’s Henning Rathjen handmade Australian pottery vase $245. Now on Sale in “The Bitch Is Back”Stall at “The Smith Street Bazaar in Fitzroy.This and many other pieces can be purchased from “The Bitch Is Back”website(link in profile). #henningrathjen #thesmithstreetbazaar #thebitchisbackvintage #thebitchisbackeltham #midcenturymelbourne #midcenturymodern #retrofurniture #retrolighting
Henning Rathjen Collection Now on Sale at “The Bitch Is Back”in Eltham.Website Link in Profile.Contact James on 0418311935 to make an appointment.  #henningrathjen 
#thebitchisbackeltham #thebitchisbackvintage #midcenturymelbourne #midcenturymodern #thesmithstreetbazaar #retrofurniture #retrolighting
“The Bitch Is Back”Stall at “The Smith Street Bazaar”in Fitzroy.  #thesmithstreetbazaar #thebitchisbackvintage #thebitchisbackeltham #midcenturymelbourne #henningrathjen #dariozoureff #cintique #scope #johngrimesbureau #midcenturymodern #retrofurniture #retrolighting
1960’s Rosando Day Bed on Sale Now at “The Bitch Is Back”in Eltham($995)Call James 0418311935 to make an appointment to view or purchase off the website(link in profile). #rosando #midcenturymelbourne #thebitchisbackeltham #thebitchisbackvintage #retrolighting #thesmithstreetbazaar #retrofurniture
Rare Henning Rathjen Vase(large)Now on Sale at “The Smith Street Bazaar”in Fitzroy.For more of what I have available checkout “The Bitch Is Back”website(link in profile)
#thesmithstreetbazaar #thebitchisbackeltham #thebitchisbackvintage #midcenturymelbourne #henningrathjen #retrofurniture #retrolighting
Large Henning Rathjen Vase on Sale now in my stall at “Smith Street Bazaar”in Fitzroy.Visit”The Bitch Is Back”website(link in profile)
#thesmithstreetbazaar #thebitchisbackvintage #thebitchisbackvintage #midcenturymelbourne #midcenturymodern #henningrathjen #retrofurniture #retrolighting
My stall at “The Smith Street Bazaar”in Fitzroy.  #thesmithstreetbazaar #midcenturymelbourne #midcenturymodern #thebitchisbackeltham #thebitchisbackvintage #retrolighting #retrofurniture
Rare Henning Rathjen Australian Pottery Signed Lamp $395.Now on Sale at “The Bitch Is Back”in Eltham.Make an appointment to view.Call James on 0418311935.  #henningrathjenlamp #henningrathgen #australianpottery #thebitchisbackeltham #thebitchisbackvintage #thesmithstreetbazaar #midcenturymelbourne #midcenturymelbourne #retrofurniture #retrolighting
1960’s John Grimes Bureau on Sale now in my stall at “The Smith Street Bazaar”in Fitzroy.More of my pieces available on my website (link in profile)Call James 0418311935 to view more pieces by appointment at “The Bitch Is Back”in Eltham.  #thebitchisbackeltham #johngrimesbureau #thesmithstreetbazaar #thebitchisbackvintage #midcenturymelbourne #midcenturymodern #retrofurniture #retrolighting
Pottery lamp by “Ellis”on Sale now in my stall at “The Smith Street Bazaar In Fitzroy.
#thesmithstreetbazaar #thebitchisbackeltham #thebitchisbackvintage #midcenturymelbourne #midcenturymodern #retrolighting #retrofurniture
1970’s Cream “Planet Lamp”on Sale now($155)Available for viewing at my stall in “The Smith Street Bazaar”in Fitzroy.
#thesmithstreetbazaar #thebitchisbackeltham #midcenturymodern #midcenturymelbourne #retrofurniture #retrolighting
1970’s limited edition signed print.On Sale now in my stall at “The Smith Street Bazaar”$225.  #1970’s #thesmithstreetbazaar #thebitchisbackeltham #thebitchisbackvintage #midcenturymelbourne #midcenturymodern #retrofurniture #retrolighting
Solid Tasmanian Blackwood 1960’s coffee table by Rodd ($450)available Now.This can be viewed at “The Smith Street Bazaar”in Fitzroy.
#roddfurniture #rodd #thesmithstreetbazaar #thebitchisbackeltham #thebitchisbackvintage #midcenturymelbourne #midcenturymodern #retrofurniture #retrolighting
If your in Fitzroy today why not check out “The Smith Street Bazaar”there are some great pieces currently available.This is a glimpse of my stall at the moment.
#thesmithstreetbazaar #thebitchisbackeltham #thebitchisbackvintage #midcenturymelbourne #midcenturymodern #retrofurniture #retrolighting
1980’s Memphis style coffee table(large)Now on sale at “The Bitch Is Back”in Eltham.Purchase off our website (link in profile)Call James to make an appointment to inspect ph 95348025 or 0418311935.
#thebitchisbackeltham #memphis #thebitchisbackvintage #midcenturymodern #midcenturymelbourne #retrolighting #retrofurniture
Erstwilder “Grease”Brooches on Sale now just visit the “The Bitch Is Back”website (link in profile)
#erstwilder #grease #thebitchisbackeltham #thebitchisbackeltham #midcenturymelbourne #midcenturymodern #retrofurniture #retrolighting
“Burgess”Teak blanket box($495)on Sale Now at “The Bitch Is Back”In Eltham.Call James on 0418311935 or 95348025 to view.
#burgess #blanketbox #thebitchisbackeltham #thebitchisbackvintage #retrofurniture #retrolighting #midcenturymelbourne #midcenturymodern

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