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Top 3 Vintage & Retro Thrift Shops in West End

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Published October 13th 2021
The pleasures of seeking op shop treasures
Op shops have become the "go-to" place for cool or quirky retro and vintage outfits, accessories, and household bric-a-brac. Whether you're into sustainable living or just following the latest trends, thrift shops are a goldmine of one-of-a-kind flowing dresses, loud shirts, and faded denim. You never know what treasures you may find.

Brisbane's West End has a number of thrift shops, but these are my "Top 3" for quintessential vintage wares:

108 Boundary Street (corner Russell St) - new location as of Oct 2021
Tel: 0419884436

What to expect: Two floors of men's and women's clothing, shoes, jewellery, pot plants, books, floral teacup trios, crocheted throws, embroidered tablecloths, 1960s-70s belts, ties, and bags, kitsch bric-a-brac, novels and non-fiction books in good to excellent condition, framed pictures, depression glass, board games, and toys.

The retro theme has been well-infused into the store decor you'll find rustic wooden window frames, grotty washbasins, 1960s kitchen cabinets, velour couches, and louvre windows with missing glass.

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Head upstairs for Vintage Revival wares.

The dedicated Vintage Revival section is upstairs. Access is via the far lefthand side of the store.

vintage retro op thrift shop west end charity
New location for Vintage Revival by Lifeline, West End.

Trading hours
Mon-Sat: 10:00am-6:00pm
Sun: 10:00am-3:00pm

Yes, there's a kitchen sink!


89 Hardgrave Road
Tel: 3844 7423

What to expect: A traditional thrift store filled to the rafters with all manner of goodies. You'll find manchester and household linen, hand-embroidered handkerchiefs and serviettes, haberdashery, framed art, costume jewellery, and old postcards. The stock changes frequently so you may find a set of bakelite-handled knives one day and a funky lime green '60s crimplene dress on another.

Trading hours

Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm
Sat 9:00am-3:00pm


381 Montague Road, West End
Tel: 3844 0459

What to expect: A bright and spacious store that sells everything from comics to crystal dishes to large furniture. The store has a dedicated retro section with racks of dresses, tops, bottoms, jackets, kitchenware, collectibles, tablecloths, old-fashioned dolls, and bric-a-brac.

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Vinnie's has a well-stocked section dedicated to Retro and Alternative items.

Limited parking is available at the store entry.

Trading hours
Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am-4:00pm
Sun: 10:00am-2:00pm

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Vintage clothing galore.
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