February 15, 2016

Thrift stores and op-shops were on the radar of not just the bargain-hunters and second-hand collectors as many Aussies love to recycle and re-use from their wardrobe long before people were jamming to Macklemore! Today, the vintage hype is putting the “out with the old and in with the new”saying down the drain with the latest style influencers like Tuula Vintage and Gary Pepper have further excelled into bringing vintage into the eyes of many more locals and encourage to adopt into the trends of past decades and translate it their own unique style. Very much like these style influencers, you would easily forget that there are indeed dedicated to vintage and instead you would be fascinated by the stylish aesthetics of the residences chosen on this list. You know what saying is Bloggers Boyfriend approved? “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!” Bloggers Boyfriend has got you covered on where to get your hands on one-of-a-kind fashion treasures for your next vintage hunting adventure!

1American Vintage [Related Post- American Vintage Melbourne Travel Diary]

Bloggers Boyfriend had to mark American Vintage as number one on the list! Why you ask? Being the biggest vintage store seen by Bloggers Boyfriend, the vintage clothing store located in Fitzroy, pays homage to the USA with handpicked styles straight from its home grounds that are cleaned and pressed to sustain quality.  Ranging from tees, denim shirts, cowboy and motorcycle boots to Harley Davidson jackets the store has arranged their stock so that is be accessible and easy to stroll through the selection!  Address: 133 Brunswick St, Fitzroy



 2Larry Clothing 

To dig for contemporary and streetwear apparels you can hit the vintage jackpot in the cool and funky suburb of Fitzroy. Larry Clothing has LEVI denim jackets to bohemian and African-styled prints, leather handbags and satchels which are perfect for someone who is more of a casual, hippie-chic and perhaps a minimalist dresser and doesn’t fancy too much of the usual quirky and loud outfits which are commonly found in vintage boutiques. Address: 341 Brunswick St, Fitzroy


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3American Rag

Since it’s opening in 1991, American Rag grew into one of the most notorious Melbourne vintage brands with two stores in the city. As they source and handpick each of their vintage clothing items from Australia’s big brother- USA, it caters to men, women and small selections for boys and girls which is restocked on a weekly basis. Think of those jumpsuits, denim, jackets and silk blouses that are currently trending on the catwalks as we speak- well they can be found in their 60’s and 70’s retro styled clothing for women with a range of bold colour and prints to choose.  For the gentlemen, pick and choose from shirts, a lot of denim jackets, belts, boots and other footwear. Addresses: 15-17 QV Terrace and m24/3 Southgate Ave, Southbank

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Deriving styles from 70’s and 90’s and sourcing clothing from around the world, Shappere provides vintage shoppers to buy from Smith Steet or from their online store! A great go-to shopping location to look for rocker festival outfits for both men and women with leather boots, jackets and belts to denim, Hawaiian shirts, dresses, sunglasses and other accessories and you can also find  vintage fabrics which are reworked into dresses and shirts!  Address: 191 Smith St, Melbourne ShappereImage Source:

5Martin Fella Vintage

Going once, going twice and sold! With a selection from Melbourne and local auctions in Australia and other golden dimes from Asia and the UK,  Martin Fella brings the best of both worlds of fashion and interior décor, stocking home furnishing like lamps, tables, chairs, crockery whilst accommodating to the fashionistas who adore classics, original and eccentric  coats, suit jackets classy shoes, skirts and I got to mention they offer some vintage pieces from brand names we all love like Chanel, YSL and Givenchy! Address: 556 Queensberry St, North MelbourneMartin Fella

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6Out of the Closet

It’s the kind of vintage street store you would stop by while you roam around the city of Melbourne and can be easily missed and unseen from being dimmed and hidden in Flinders Streets. But don’t be fooled as Out of the Closet has some quality goods to get your money’s worth! Walk down the stairs and enter into a world of hidden gems for unique and funky second-hand clothing imported from overseas from America and Europe. Addresses: 404 Brunswick St, Fitzroy and 238B Flinders Street, Melbourne Out of the Closet

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7Vintage Sole

Located in Windsor, Fitzroy and the CBD,  Vintage Sole has a versatile selection of countless urban, street, country styles practically from every decade, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself searching longer than you expected! As the name suggests, there are plenty of shoes to choose to fit your sole but you can also look their handbags, jackets, dresses, belts and shirts which are both men and women! Addresses: 195 Brunswick St, Melbourne;  6/37 Swanston St, Melbourne and 153 Chapel St, WindsorVintage SoleImage Source:

Let us know other vintage boutiques we missed on the list and where should our next location be for a shopping guide! Comment below!

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