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Where is Sydney's Best Vintage Clothing Store?

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published September 21st 2011
There is no denying that vintage clothing has well and truly found its place in current fashions. Stylish fashionistas are mixing current looks with bygone trends, but sometimes trawling through Op-Shops doesn't seem to unearth those vintage jewels that you're looking for. So we've decided to ask you for your opinion on where Sydney's best vintage clothing can be found. Go ahead and share your secrets, and help us uncover those vintage gems that are dying to be found.



We've already heard about the host of stores that line the streets of Rozelle. It would seem that this is the centre for thrifty fashionistas, with stores such as Mint Condition, The Devil Wears, and Cassandra's Closet. You'll also find all of your usual op-shops like the Red Cross and St Vinnie's where you may be able to unearth some good finds. Rozelle is a great place to shop because you can trawl through the high class vintage, and eclectic op-shops, all within a central area.

Another popular store is Grandma Takes a Trip. They claim to be the home of unique vintage finds, that are sourced from some of the world's hottest fashion centres. They source their clothes from the UK and Europe, so a trip here is likely to unearth a whole range of clothing that can't be found in other vintage stores. You'll also be able to check out their 'Grandma's Altered State' clothing range, which contains vintage inspired pieces with a modern twist. They have a store in both Surry Hills and Bondi, for wherever your vintage shopping takes you.

There are also a number of markets and clothing exchanges that pop up over Sydney at various times of the year, offering some great vintage pieces. You could even hold your own clothing swap to see if anyone you know has some interesting pieces hiding in the back of their wardrobe. Maybe this is where you source your best vintage finds.

This is just the tip of the vintage fashion iceberg. We know there are so many other great stores out there, whether you'll find them in the city centre of nestled in suburbia. You might know a St Vinnies store that stocks nothing but the best, or have a quiet hole in the wall that has the best vintage gems. We want to hear about the cream of the crop, to find out exactly what Sydney has to offer. So come and share your tips on Sydney's Best Vintage Fashion Store.
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Try eva's on Johnston st Annandale , it's one of those vintage stores that you need to be there just st the right time but I bought some great wool hats fir winter that are just that little bit different from a bygone era. Find the sports bar on the corner of booth and Johnston and it's three shops up.
By hwill - reader
Friday, 23rd of September @ 01:06 am
By far the best vintage in Sydney is the vintage fashion emporium in surry hills! Its sydney's best little hidden gem , there's 8 individual stores in 1 huge building ( and more every time i go back) on the lower ground floor of the sydney antique centre. Theres everything from 1900s to 1990s, womens AND mens ! Youll do yourself a favor by checking it out. Promise
By Anonymous
Sunday, 25th of September @ 10:27 am
Agreed - Eva's Vintage on Johnson St, Annandale. An absolute treasure trove. I never leave empty-handed, and Eva's passion for clothes is contagious.
By aagui - reader
Friday, 23rd of September @ 01:29 am
Balatro-Surry Hills
This hidden gem of a vintage shop is amazing.Most things are from London and are in amazing condition.There is also loads of stock from Top Shop which is just gorgeous.Prices are excellent and are not over the top.The clothing is hidden at the back of their vintage furniture store.The lady who owns it also very nice.Balatro 329-341 Riley Street Surry Hills.
By kim.r0 - reader
Wednesday, 5th of October @ 02:15 am
Cara Mia Vintage has hot designer pieces. It's online but i think based in darlinghurst/potts point.
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 31st of October @ 03:29 am
Not quite Sydney, but Classic & Chic in Bowral is definitely worth the drive. Imports from US and Paris. Divine dresses, often some lovely pieces for school formals.
By amack - reader
Friday, 23rd of September @ 02:45 am
'Sammy & Sid' Pittwater Rd Manly
By y1 - reader
Friday, 23rd of September @ 04:13 am
Garden Street Bazaar, Garden St, North Narrabeen
By luisa21 - reader
Friday, 23rd of September @ 04:26 am
Yes to above- if you are a vintage clothes freak, take a day trip to Berry and home via Bowral! Berry has a whole strip of vintage clothing, antiques and nik naks.
By mandy - reader
Tuesday, 27th of September @ 07:54 am
Salvos in Brookvale
By lidia2 - reader
Thursday, 29th of September @ 10:40 am
Newtown in sydney's innerwest has the best vintage clothes I have ever seen and the prices are low and affordable
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 2nd of May @ 08:32 am
fashion, markets
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 3rd of October @ 10:11 am
Lifeline in Manly
By Anonymous
Friday, 28th of December @ 04:45 am
The Sleeveless Society.
181 Edgecliff Rd
Woollahra, Sydney
By Rache - reader
Saturday, 28th of November @ 11:02 am

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