If you love vintage clothes or you’re just looking for a fashionable bargain, you will have plenty of luck finding them both in the wonderful thrift stores across Sydney. Here is our guide to the best thrift and vintage stores in the city.
Potts Point Vintage
The owner Arnold Kieldgaard is known to have a penchant for stunning fine china and vintage glassware, so if you’re looking for a special piece for your home, look no further than Potts Point Vintage. You can also find plenty of preloved threads, ranging from luxurious furs, bridal dresses to plenty of outfits for men too.
2/8A Hughes St, Potts Point NSW 2011 – 0402 884 349
C’s has all the staples you would expect from a good thrift store – loud hawaiian shirts, denim overalls, worn-in leather boots and plenty of denim. Located on the famous shopping strip, Oxford Street, you can find amazing and reasonably priced items compared to all the pricy boutiques near by. Your wallet and wardrobe will be thankful you shopped here.
The Collective Ensemble
Located in the grungy, trendy neighbourhood of Newtown, The Collective Ensemble has no shortage of local fans. The owner, who goes by the nickname Jet, has carefully curated the store so more often than not you are finding an absolute gem each time you rummage through the racks. There is plenty of worn-in denim here, and any hipster will feel very at home.
500 King Street Newtown – (02) 9565 1229
Grandma Takes a Trip
If you love vintage then you will fall in love with this two-storey retro haven. Grandma Takes a Trip is home to many styles and eras of fashion, from the 1950s through to the 1990s. If long floral frocks, pucci prints and cute shirt dresses are your style, you won’t find any trouble finding the perfect outfit. They often post their new arrivals on Facebook, so follow their page and get in there quick!
35 Jones St, Ultimo NSW 2007 – (02) 9552 4004