In recent years, the progression of online shopping has seen the fashion world inundated by disposable, three-second trends, but with the resurgence of vintage shoppers are discovering their own personal style. At these five vintage shops, you can pop some cash like Macklemore and hunt for designer and vintage.
Fitted out with classic car counters and 1950s memorabilia, Vintage Garage is a time warp where greasers and pinup dolls can find retro apparel from a variety of specialist designers, including Frothlyf and Jodie Stardust. Vintage Garage also stocks vinyl records, collectibles and fabric among a range of oddities. Pop into their flagship Collingwood store or visit their new location in Preston, which will soon feature photographic studios, a prop store, guest tattooists, hairdressers and a tailor.
318 Smith St, Collingwood VIC Australia +61 3 9417 21201
1 Newman St, Preston VIC Australia + 61 3 9416 8606
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RetroStar Vintage Clothing
RetroStar Vintage Clothing
Located within the historic Nicholas Building, Australia’s largest vintage store specialises in clothing and accessories from the 1940s to newly-vintage 90s trends. Established in 2002, RetroStar now holds a collection of more than 10,000 vintage pieces and with regular warehouse sales where nothing is over $10, it’s never been easier to look like you’ve walked straight out of a John Hughes film.
Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC Australia +61 3 9663 1223
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Hand selected and authenticated, the luxury collection at Eurotrash includes Louis Vuitton luggage, Birkin Bags and a pink Chanel two piece suit. If you’re after coveted vintage accessories and fashion from designers such as Hermes, Prada, Christian Louboutin, Valentino and Dior, then look no further than this Prahran institution.
4/217 Chapel St, Melbourne VIC Australia +61 3 9510 4080
From sports jackets to designer denim and a huge selection of footwear, Vintage Sole in a lair well known to Melbournians. For over ten years, locals have raided the racks across Vintage Sole’s three locations and with an Etsy store, vintage hunters from far and wide can search through the collection.
153 Chapel St, Windsor VIC Australia +61 3 9521 1175
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Established in 1996 by Grant Francis and Jerry Valentine who called themselves “hunters and dealers of fine, wearable treasure”, Shag’s bold collection now overflows across two locations. Step through the beaded curtain into the groovy emporium of the original Chapel Street location and discover a vibrant collection of audacious and sublime clothing, footwear, accessories and costume jewellery sourced from Melbourne and overseas.
130 Chapel St, Windsor VIC Australia + 61 3 9510 8817