All op-shops have a certain atmosphere, something about them that can draw you in and beckon to a back corner or a dusty old shelf. This is the kind of op-shop that is excellent if you're looking for that third or fourth-hand copy of a Jane Austen novel, a retro wine decanter or endless glass jars in all shapes and sizes. However there is another sort of op-shop, one that is purely fashion related and exists to provide creative and unique clothing and accessories from previous owners and/or eras. REWIND Recycled Fashions on Jetty Road at Glenelg is just such a place. This is not a store you can just window shop at, despite the big glass windows at the front! It's a must to venture into – especially with the prices on offer.
The store houses an eclectic array of vintage and pre-loved fashions – from glomesh bags, to shoes, to evening wear, to jackets, skirts, tops and pants. The back part of the store is devoted to complete retro outfits that you might have seen your grandmother wearing on her first day of primary school or to a wedding back in the day! There are some beautifully distinctive pieces that make for great costumes or even as day to day wear with the right belt or shoes. The store also houses a great selection of men's wear as well as cute dresses and skirts made from retro material!
The store isn't cluttered – there is plenty of room to roam, browse and forage around for that exclusive and inspired piece. All the pieces are clean, washed and displayed with care so you won't find any sneaky fraying or holes in this vintage stock and the staff are friendly, welcoming and helpful. There are dressing rooms to try on clothing and their Facebook page has pictures of latest clothing and accessories plus their contact details. So if you love op-shops, vintage wares or just shopping in general, make sure you REWIND at Glenelg.