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Mentone Boutique Bazaar - Recycled Clothing Store

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by EricaL (subscribe)
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Published October 12th 2013
Update April 22nd 2014
Please note this store has now closed, however, the owners now trade at various markets around Melbourne, to find out where and when, visit

Hidden Fashionista's Gem in Melbourne's South East
Just off Lower Dandenong Road in Mentone, you'll find a newly opened second-hand bohemian clothing boutique which has been trading for just one month.

Mentone Boutique Bazaar
Mentone Boutique Bazaar

Mentone Boutique Bazaar is a stand alone store located in a cul-de-sac just behind Marianna Flowers florist. Whilst its location is perhaps unusual; not in a parade of shops you'd expect to find a recycled clothing boutique, one could say it is a fashionista's hidden gem.

Mentone Boutique Bazaar
Mentone Boutique Bazaar

Mentone Boutique Bazaar isn't a large store, but is a real treasure trove for recycled fashion lovers. My friends and I spent an hour and a half browsing and rummaging, finding an assortment of quality fashion labels to buy.

The boutique is a joint venture between two creative friends and business partners Gordana and Marijana. Both ladies go over and above to make sure their customers enjoy their shopping experience, we were very kindly treated to free coffees and macaroons outside on the patio.

Coffee Break Mentone Boutique Bazaar
Coffee Break Mentone Boutique Bazaar

Gordana's whimsical style in particular, is reflected in the fashions found in her shop, a kaleidoscope of colour and bohemian flair.

Gordana, Mentone Boutique Bazaar
Gordana, Mentone Boutique Bazaar

There is a small selection of homewares and books for sale, but the main focus at Mentone Boutique Bazaar is women's second-hand fashion. Some of the better fashion labels can be found in store, such as Witchery, Bardot, Country Road, Wish, Gap, French Connection, Roxy, Kookai, Diana Ferrari, SABA and more. Gordana tells me "I like to choose items for my shop that I would wear myself, you won't find K-mart or Target in here!"

Mentone Boutique Bazaar
Mentone Boutique Bazaar

Pricing is reasonable, funky jewellery can be purchased for around $3 or $4 and clothing pieces ranges from between $5 to $25 plus for some of the higher end labels. Many garments still have original retail price labels attached, demonstrating value and quality.

Mentone Boutique Bazaar
Necklace at Mentone Boutique Bazaar

The variety of clothing sizes available to buy make this little store attractive to women of all sizes.

Mentone Boutique Bazaar
Mentone Boutique Bazaar

Mentone Boutique Bazaar prides itself in providing customers with trendy branded recycled clothing which are affordable, unique and always in perfect state; all clothes are freshly laundered and ready to go.

Due to the nature of items available to buy, each piece is one-off with styles and designs that meet a variety of tastes.

Mentone Boutique Bazaar
Mentone Boutique Bazaar

Mentone Boutique Bazaar is filled to the brim with second-hand treats. You'll be amazed how time flies whilst rummaging through this little gem of a boutique found in Melbourne's South East.

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Why? Affordable high quality second-hand fashion
When: Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm
Phone: (03) 9587 5555
Where: 207 Lower Dandenong Road, Mentone, Victoria 3194
Cost: $-$$
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According to their website they no longer occupy that store.
by mike (score: 0|2) 2032 days ago
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