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15 of the best op shops you will find across Melbourne

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A favourite way to spend a lazy sunday is always trawling the racks of an op shop. With no two pieces the same, and often only carried in one size, it is a lucky dip of shopping that gets you out of your comfort zone, and often at a delicious price as well. A haven for the op shops is Melbourne, the Victorian capital home to many of the best across Australia. From Fitzroy to Prahran, the city has you covered for pre-loved garms ready for a new home. For your next Melbourne trip, these are 15 of the best op shops to visit in the city.

Hawkeye Vintage

 

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Perhaps one of Melbourne’s best known op shops, Hawkeye Vintage is a popular spot for a pre-loved piece. The Fitzroy business are home to a selection of garments and accessories ranging from contemporary labels to high fashion pieces. 

Retrostar Vintage Clothing

Serving your vintage needs for 20 years, Retrostar Vintage Clothing is the largest op shop in Melbourne. The store specialises in a range of vintage garms from the 40s through to the 90s, including many denim ensembles. 

Vintage Sole

 

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Retro sunglasses, 70s original pieces and thrifty items you didn’t know you needed, Vintage Sole has you covered. In the business for more than a decade now, it is a Melbourne institution for op shopping. 

Goodbyes

 

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Once known as Recycle Boutique, Goodbyes melds purchasing with consigning, meaning customers can shop for new pieces and re-sell their pre-loved garments and accessories, splitting the sale price with the merchant. With stores located across the city from Collingwood to Prahran, head in store for a wealth of well-kept, well-loved pieces. 

Shag

 

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Once stepping inside of Shag, expect to see a technicolor landscape filled with vibrant pre-loved garments. One of the best op shops in Melbourne, it is home to sequins, OTT threads and the best of more-is-more dressing. Groovy, baby. 

Hunter Gatherer

An institution of Melbourne op shopping, Hunter Gatherer carries the best of vintage clothing allowing you to enjoy currently trending items in their original issue. Think: 70s flares, coastal grandma and Y2K, authentically sourced from the era of their dawn. 

Camberwell Markets

 

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Since opening its doors in the 70s, the Camberwell Markets house a wealth of stalls each Sunday Morning. While not  traditional op shop, it is well worth a visit if in the mood for vintage shopping. 

Out of the Closet (OTC Vintage)

Located across from Flinders Street Station, OTC Vintage is your go-to destination for the best of 60s and 70s vintage. While catering to many eras of style, this is the place to visit for groovy, free-flowing threads. 

Storehouse Thrift

The story behind Storehouse Thrift is what draws us to this op shop, with the altruistic crew behind the store working to combat addiction in adolescents. Proceeds from each purchase go towards supporting their goal, meaning your can select a new piece for your wardrobe and help others while at it. 

Mutual Muse

A secondhand, resale space specialising in contemporary fashion, Mutual Muse carries a curated selection of modern brands including Weekday, Assembly Label and Sister Studios. Pieces can be shopped online and in store. 

Lune Selects 

Just off Carlton’s iconic Lygon Street you will find the tiny home  of Lune Selects. Here, you will find a variety of handpicked, one-off vintage pieces, alongside contemporary upcycled pieces. 

Secondo

 

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A destination to visit when searching for an assortment of pre-loved high fashion garments and accessories. You may find a pair of coveted Marginal Tabi boots behind the counter, so well worth a visit in our eyes. 

Eurotrash 

 

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Located off of Chapel Street, Eurotrash is where you will find the lies of Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior and Versace pre-loved pieces looking for a new home. 

Iona Maclean 

 

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While not a physical op shop, Iona Maclean is a curated selection of pre-loved garments sold through an online shop. Melbourne-based and Adelaide-born, Maclean is a passionate advocate of circular fashion. 

Yesteryear Vintage

At Yesteryear Vintage, you will find a premium selection of vintage clothing and accessories with roots across the globe. Think: Italian leaders, French vintage garments and darling summer pieces from Spain.

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