Kick it old-school and browse these boutiques for one-of-a-kind treasures and thrifty bargains. 

Vintage Sole

Cherry-pick that one-off accessory, track down a streetwear classic or dig up a designer find at Vintage Sole. Span the style decades from the 1960s to the 1990s. Rummage through the men’s and women’s racks for everything from dresses, skirts and overalls, to outerwear, knitwear and shoes. 

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Vintage Sole

Hunter Gatherer and Brotherhood of St Lawrence

A Royal Arcade institution, Hunter Gatherer handpicks stylish fashion finds from Brotherhood of St Lawrence op shops across Victoria. Staff are known for having a great eye for a colourful print and unique cut. If you’re more of a bargain hunter, downstairs is your quintessential op shop. The Brotherhood basement store stocks a small range of books, bric-a-brac and fashion for all ages.

Retrostar Vintage Clothing

Go vintage at Retrostar, in the ever-eclectic Nicholas Building. From Hawaiian shirts to hotpants, it’s a cornucopia of clothes and accessories from around the world. The huge range is divided by the decade, ranging from the 1940s to 1990s. You’ll also find a mega selection of band T-shirts.

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Retrostar

Out of the Closet

Out of the Closet offers A-grade quality vintage clothing and accessories, at affordable and competitive prices. It's one of Melbourne’s original vintage stores, established in the 1980s. Follow the rainbow-bright murals down to this basement wonderland and flip through the vinyl collection.

Vault by the National Trust

Vault by the National Trust is a beacon for vintage collectors in the stunning 19th-century Block Arcade. Browse an impeccably curated range of fashion and accessories from high-end local and international designers. You might even unearth a couture Oscar de la Renta gown!

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Vault by the National Trust

Salvos Store

The Southern Cross Salvos is a classic op-shopper’s haven. Tiny but mighty, the store is meticulously organised so you won’t have to spend hours rummaging. Find mountains of kids toys and quality threads. They also have a well-stocked selection of preloved office wear if your work wardrobe needs a refresh. 

dot COMME

Travel upstairs at Curtin House and find your cardio reward in the form of dot COMME, spread across floors three and four. Curated by an obsessive collector and fashion fanatic, this striking store has some of the best in archival Japanese design. The shop itself is a piece of art, with interiors by Sibling Architecture and glossy furniture from design pioneer Gaetano Pesce.

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dot COMME

American Rag

 If vintage is your jam, pick through the racks of old-school thrift-store finds at American Rag. The store sources its garments from the US, so you just might uncover a Brooklyn flea market find in your own backyard. The stock is refreshed every week, so there's always something new. Think Y2K fits, mid-century coats and vintage loafers.

Martin Fella

If you’re a vintage enthusiast you need to head to Martin Fella Vintage. This designer treasure-trove specialises in pre-loved luxury bags and fashion. And every piece is a work of art. Deck out your wardrobe with timeless pieces from Louis Vuitton, Celine, Gucci and more. Pick up trinkets for your home too, like collectable studio pottery and glassware.

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dot COMME

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A rare and extensive collection of Japanese and Belgian fashion dating back to the 1970s.

Kay Craddock – Antiquarian Bookseller

Kay Craddock – Antiquarian Bookseller

Antiquarian and second-hand books, dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries.

Retro Mamma

Retro Mamma

A unique range of vintage photography and jewellery at Queen Victoria Market.

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The French Jewel Box

Antique jewellery dealers offering repair, restoration and valuation services.

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