Op shops are great for snapping up a bargain, but secondhand clothes don't always come cheap. Instead of rows of old roxy t-shirts and the odd school blazer, vintage stores are all about sourcing top quality hard-to-find fashions from days gone by. We're looking for the best vintage clothing store in Adelaide, so we want to know where you get your 50s, 60s, 70s, or 80s on.
Relax in Vintage is a great little store, strangely enough it's found in the Myer Centre building. Don't be mistaken for thinking this means it lacks charm. As well as racks upon racks of great vintage clothing you can also sit down and enjoy coffee and cakes while black and white clips from Leave it to Beaver run silently on the old TV. The range here is constantly being updated, and there's something to suit all fashion styles.
If you're a fan of gorgeous 50s style dresses then check out Red Ruby Vintage on Peel Street. They stock mainly dresses, skirts, and coats, as well as accessories like handbags, gloves, jewellery, and shoes. Here you'll find timelessly elegant clothes, that fit in regardless of the year.
[ADVERT]Down on Gouger Street the Antique Market has a great selection of vintage fashions, you just might not know it at first. While the bottom floor is a treasure trove of antiques, knick knacks, and books, head upstairs to see where the clothes lie. There are great finds for ladies and gents, which is great when many vintage clothing stores focus on female fashion. There's plenty of weird and wacky, alongside stylish and sophisticated pieces.
Push Pin Boutique is another one near the Central Market. It's hard to decide which is more fabulous, the clothes or the store itself. The range is most similar to Red Ruby Vintage, with gorgeous dresses and coats filling most of the store.
Are any of these your favourite vintage haunts? Or do you frequent somewhere we haven't even mentioned? We're sure the suburbs have plenty of great vintage collections, and the city streets must have so many more stores than the ones above. What about Irving Baby or Urban Spaceman. So if you dare, fill us in on all your secret vintage hot spots, and share the vintage love around.
If you feel like reminiscing about the old days, then let's pay our respect to some great vintage stores that no longer exist. Hero Designs on Ebenezer Place and Rewind Vintage Clothing in Glenelg. Unfortunately both of these are now closed down, but both would have been worth a mention if still around.
Bare Threads Vintage at the Gilles St Markets at least every 3rd Sunday has a huge range of vintage clothing and accessories mostly from the 60's - 80's and specialising in reworked and customised vintage at affordable prices :)
Powderpuff Boutique has gorgeous vintage clothing, the store sells second hand clothing and newly made vintage styled rockabilly clothing; the address is 547 Port Road Croydon . Another store that I buy from often is Irving Baby, the store has a Facebook page where they post new products, all the clothing is secondhand but always good condition and affordable. The address is 33 Twin Street Adelaide, its located behind the Austral pub in Rundle Street.
Recycle Revolution on Unley Rd, has some fine pieces, but like most vintage stores, it is not the cheapest. If you're looking for something different, however, or just that little bit unique, then you're better off looking in these places. You don't get one-offs in Target or Sportsgirl.