Five of Melbourne’s Coolest Vintage, Retro and Industrial Stores
Melbourne is one of the best cities to explore if you’re on the hunt for something vintage, a little unique or a piece that fits your personality and home perfectly. From clothing and jewellery to art and furniture, there are a plethora of stores to suit everyone’s taste and budget. We thought we would uncover five of Melbourne’s shopping haunts that will have you looking spectacular and give your home a touch of character and authenticity.
If you are searching for one-off designer vintage clothing that will make others envy your style, it is hard to go past Hawkeye Vintage in Prahran. From the stunning patterns of Pucci and Missoni to the sophisticated YSL and Hermes, you will find the most pristine vintage clothing collection in Melbourne. While the price tags are a little steeper than the average Salvos, fashionistas won’t be disappointed with the quality and range of designer brands hanging in their pop-up stores and available online.
Location: Available online and various pop up Locations
Looking for some bling to finish your outfit? It’s hard to go past Melbourne’s vintage institution Shag. You will feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you enter the cluttered wardrobe of Shag’s treasure trove. Filled to the brim with all things vintage featuring sequins, tie-dye, floral prints, leather and lycra; you’re bound to find something that sparkles and glimmers to make your outfit pop. And gents, Shag has catered for you to with a range of classic shoes, hats and glasses that will make you look just as sharp as the ladies.
Location: 377 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Now you have your wardrobe sorted, it’s time to jazz up your home with a few retro pieces that will make your interior magazine worthy! If you’re unsure how to pull off vintage styling, Retrojan is one of Melbourne’s latest ultimate one-stop shops for all your vintage, retro, industrial, designer and Scandinavian furniture needs. From lighting and wall art to sideboards and sofas, Retrojan have a carefully curated, quality collection that won’t break the bank, and will make creating a feeling of nostalgia easy and affordable.
Location: 2 Harper St, Abbotsford
Tarlo & Graham
With scientific curiosities, taxidermy, antiques and industrial furniture, the Tarlo & Graham emporium is one of Melbourne’s most eclectic vintage homeware stores. Their elaborate and captivating window displays will draw you into the world of rare and unexpected oddities that keeps you browsing for hours. Whether you’re looking for a one-off furniture piece or an unusual object to add character to your home, you will most certainly find it in the Windsor store of Tarlo & Graham.
Location: 60 Chapel St, Windsor
For those on the hunt for something old, something new or something in between, you just might find it in the boutique homewares store, Scout House. Here you will be introduced to Australian, American and European brands of carefully curated utilitarian, functional and beautiful products for daily living. The collection of homewares, furniture, lighting and textiles is forever changing, so you will have plenty of inspiration and authentic products to discover.
Location: 161A Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
For those looking to get their weekend fix of retro or vintage items for the home and wardrobe, we think we have uncovered some of Melbourne’s best shopping spots for you. If you need a little inspiration to help you style your interiors before you start spending, then head to the sites of Retrojan and Scout to get the ideas flowing!