Sit back and relax.
I've done all the hard work for you, here is my pick of Melbourne's best vintage shops.
Vintage Garage - Smith St, Fitzroy Vintage Garage was recommended to me via a buy and sell Facebook group. I spent 2 HOURS in here last friday trying on some really cool outfits and rummaging through their amazing accessories collection. Side note: The staff in here are amazing, I lost my cash card *sad face* but they found it and got in touch with me. Very cool gals.
Recycle Boutique - Sydney Rd, Brunswick The Recycled Boutique allows normal people like you and I to sell our preloved clothing, accessories and shoes in a bricks and mortar store environment. Their values certainly align with ecomono 'to reduce textile waste through participating in a sustainable clothing culture'. Well done Recycle Boutique, a really effective way of preventing a build up of textile waste in our landfills which are the dirty shadow of the fast fashion industry.
Vintage Soul - Brunswick St, Fitzroy I know we all love a good rummage through racks, buckets and garage sales for the best Melbourne vintage. However after a full day of doing such, it was actually refreshing to go into a vintage store where everything had a designated area. I very much enjoyed being able to the see the floor and not knocking everything over...
OTC, Brunswick St - Fitzroy I first heard about OTC Vintage on Instagram, as they sell clothes via Insta as well as in their two Melbourne stores. I prefer their Fitzroy store as it's easier to navigate around. They have so many funky shirts and cute summer dresses, it was hard to choose from the many I tried on.
RetroStar, CBD RetroStar in the CBD is tucked away in the heritage Nicholas Building on Swanston Street, I almost missed it...but didn't! There is SO much variety in this store, that the geniuses have divided it into sections paying tribute to each iconic era of fashion from the 1940’s through to the 1980’s - well played guys!
Yesteryear, Faraday St - Carlton Last but CERTAINLY not least, Yesteryear Vintage is my stand out winner!! If there was an award for the most organised vintage shop I would give it to Yesteryear. I can't even put into words how much I enjoyed rummaging through there amazing vintage selection, so I took some photos to show you!!
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