Empire Revival

Located in Paddington, Brisbane

Beginnings in 1985

Empire Revival began as Paddington Antique Centre in 1985 and since then has been continuously evolving, though our signature offering remains timeless. Our 1000sqm of retail space is set against the backdrop of the beautiful Plaza Theatre, and within our walls over 50 different small businesses operate. Our collective is made up of interior designers, jewellers, local artisans, quirky collectors and old school antique dealers who make us so much more than just a shop. Some of our merchants have been with us for over three decades, while new, innovative entrepreneurs are joining us all the time. It is this eclectic mix that makes a visit to ER a truly immersive experience and one destined to be repeated.

Each month…

We feature one of these clever people, our merchants, on Instagram and Facebook so you can learn more about who they are, what they do and why no one else can do it better. Of course it is always worth popping in in-person as well to view their latest stock and styling and see if you can spot one of these elusive merchants in their natural habitat.

If you can’t, have no fear, because our fantastic staff will definitely be around and able to assist you with anything you need throughout the Centre. Owner Suzy, Centre Manager Olivia and Customer Relations Manager Lee along with a hard-working team of industry specialists and enthusiasts are the core of the ER collective, and they strive to ensure that you, our treasured customers, achieve the best experience possible.

Be a part of Empire Revival by…


  • Explore our wide range of unique jewellery, furniture, fashion and collectibles
  • Become a merchant
  • Sell to one of our existing merchants
  • Exhibit in our Loft Gallery or collaborate on events
  • Enquire below to join us in our quest for the curious