After more than a few moments of feeling lost we finally found the beauty. Until then I hadn't come across anything remotely similar to a thrift or junk store in Brasil, I was suffering withdrawls. Have a looky.
Monica, a famous Brasilian comic. I picked up just a few goodies but they have been sent off in an envelope as a gift to someone so no pictures sorry!
If anyone is heading to Salvador soon and would like to hunt this place down. Head down the Pelorinho hill, going away from the elevator towards the suburb of Barbalho. Head up the next hill and just keep following the main road round till you hit it. The little cafe is on your left just before the junk shop. It's definitely worth a look. You can't go wrong with an ice cold Guarana overlooking the sea. Bliss.