Go home with a vintage wardrobe without breaking the bank
Previously seen on Weekendnotes, the Melbourne Vintage Clearance Centre is back once again to tempt lovers and groovers of retro fashion, only this time there has been a change of name. The hugely popular clothing warehouse sale now goes by the shorter, catchier title: Unique Vintage Warehouse Sale
These vintage sales operate out of a large depot every few months, where shoppers can expect to find genuine vintage dresses, cowboy boots, knitwear, shirts, leather pants, coats, accessories, tops, shorts, t-shirts and more, some for as little as $5.
It is unknown which future date the organisers will open their warehouse for special sales, but when they do, it is announced via their facebook page. Melbourne folk can sign up to receive email newsletters here, which announce when the next sales will take place.
My friends and I shopped at the previous sale in September, we took advantage of the organiser's free shuttle bus service running from Moorabbin train station to the warehouse. If catching public transport, get off at Moorabbin station, take the LEFT exit, and the big free bus departs from the bus stop outside the station on Station Street.
We took the first bus leaving just before 10am, which was surprisingly quite empty; most shoppers tend to drive and street park near the warehouse (ample parking appears to be available). The bus journey takes approximately 10-15 minutes from Moorabbin station, and runs every 30 minutes or so.
As the bus arrived, we found a queue waiting for the warehouse sliding doors to open, and when they did the crowds stormed through. It is a bit of a free for all, if you don't mind that, you'll fit right in.
This is what the warehouse looks like prior to a sale:
Unique Vintage Warehouse Sale
Tops for $5
I swear my Dad used to have shoes like these!
Denim dungarees are apparently back on trend as these overall's flew of their racks:
For those that don't mind crowds and rummaging through racks or boxes, there are certainly bargains to be had at the Unique Vintage Warehouse Sale. Also worth noting, this is a CASH ONLY event with no ATM's nearby, so you'll need to be prepared for that.
Save the date fashion lovers, head to Cheltenham for a good old fashioned bargain hunt, and go home with a new vintage wardrobe without breaking the bank.