8 best op shops and vintage stores in melbourne

11 Best Op Shops in Melbourne For Vintage Clothing

There are a huge range of vintage clothing in Melbourne stocking the quirkiest, most ethical and best value clothing. Check out the 8 best op shops Melbourne has to offer to diversify your wardrobe with some new top notch Melbourne vintage style.

If you’ve ever walked down the street and felt downtrodden at the sight of someone else wearing the same shirt you just proudly bought, these vintage shops in Melbourne are for you. As the cultural hub of Australia, there are plenty of reasons to expand your wardrobe, whether you’re visiting a new whisky bar or testing your palate with a Japanese restaurant.

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Op Shops Melbourne

Shopping for vintage clothing in Melbourne allows you to express your individual personality and when it comes to finding the best op shops, Melbourne has plenty of options. It is also more ethical shopping as many op shops in Melbourne raise money for charities. Plus re-using preloved items is obviously beneficial to the environment.

Here is a list of the 11 best op shops Melbourne has to offer.

vintage sole clothes store

1. Vintage Sole

For classic vintage clothing in Melbourne that remains unique, you can’t look past Vintage Sole. Check out their online store or visit one of their three op shops in Melbourne to find garments of the utmost vintage chic. They have a huge range of polos, overalls, shirts, sneakers and accessories at affordable prices, proving you don’t have to spend a fortune on generic items to look and feel your best. The only problem with shopping here will the constant question from your mates of ‘where did you get that?’

Address: 258 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Phone: +61 3 9419 6365
Trading Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

Address: 6/37 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9663 6317
Trading Hours: Mon-Thu 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

Address: 153 Chapel Street, Windsor VIC 3181
Phone: +61 3 9521 1175
Trading Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5:30pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

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camberwell market

2. Camberwell Market

Rather than hitting Google and searching for ‘op shops near me’, go straight to the source and block out every Sunday morning in your calendar for a trip to the Camberwell Sunday Market. It’s an eccentric array of secondhand, antique or vintage fashion and paraphernalia will give you that warm fuzzy feeling that only the best thrift stores in Melbourne provide. From homemade bow ties to European art dealers or canoe ornaments from the Solomon Islands, there is no telling what sort of trinkets and exemplar Melbourne vintage you might snatch up here. And the best part is that every purchase raises money for Balwyn Rotary, which supports numerous community and humanitarian causes.

Address: Market Place, Camberwell VIC 3124 (free parking on Inglesby Road opposite the local council offices)
Trading Hours: Sun 6:30am-12:30pm

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shappere shop

3. Shappere

For anyone that can’t resist an earthy coloured paisley shirt, you’ll definitely feel at home in Shappere. The Melbourne op shop has a huge range of men’s shirts, leather shoes, biker jackets, fantastic vintage hats, cosy knits and whatever else you can locate within their constantly changing stock. Shappere is easily one of the best op shops Melbourne has to offer.

Address: 191 Smith Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Phone: +61 3 9419 0738
Trading Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 10am-5:30pm, Sun 11am-5pm

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shag shop in melbourne

4. Shag

In one corner you might think you’re in a rural market in Peru, then turn around and you’ll feel as though you’ve travelled to a fashion boutique in the 60s. For the most fabulous and even at times ridiculous clothing, bags, shoes and watches, be sure to check out one of the most renowned thrift stores in Melbourne, Shag. With foreign and local Melbourne vintage, the prints, colours and designs really have to be seen (and worn) to be appreciated. Definitely one of the more eclectic op shops Melbourne has produced.

Address: 130 Chapel Street, Windsor VIC 3181
Phone: +61 3 9510 8817
Trading Hours: Mon-Sun 12pm-6pm

Address: 84 Smith Street, Collingwood, Melbourne VIC 3066
Phone: (61 3) 7016 1844
Trading Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-6pm, Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12pm-6pm

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retrostar vintage

5. Retrostar Vintage

Retrostar Vintage Clothing lays claim to being the largest vintage store in Australia. They specialise in clothing, shoes, bags and accessories from the 1940s to the 1990s. Nab yourself a retro sweatshirt or sports jersey, some old-school sunnies, your next festival bucket hat or the most expressive and downright incredible socks you will find anywhere (think dinosaurs on skateboards or cats doing water sports). If you can’t find an item that you instantly fall in love with at this op shop in Melbourne CBD, you’re probably doing something wrong.

Address: Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, cnr of Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9663 1223
Trading Hours: Mon-Thu & Sat 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm

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vintage garage

6. Vintage Garage

One of the best op shops Melbourne has produced, the Vintage Garage Marketplace wants to help you ‘battle the boring and murder the mundane.’ Do so by sifting through their collection of over 40 vintage dealers and designers and find vintage styles that speak to your inner fashion soul. Discover a unique piece for your next festival, party or stroll through the city streets (probably scoping out the other great vintage stores in Melbourne).

Address: 318 Smith Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
Phone: +61 3 9417 2120
Trading Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm

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best op shops melbourne - toorak opportunity shops

7. Toorak Opportunity Shops

Give your wardrobe and entire house all the sprucing opportunities it could dream of with one of the most unexpectedly awe-inspiring vintage shops Melbourne has to offer. This Melbourne op shop provides top clothing brands from decades past in excellent condition at a fraction of their original price, plus quirky trinkets and eye-catching accessories.

Address: 1A Carters Avenue, Toorak VIC 3142
Phone: +61 3 9827 3172
Trading Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

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best op shops melbourne - hunter gatherer

8. Hunter Gatherer

Hunter Gatherer is known for its highly-curated collection of Brotherhood of St Lawrence’s clothing donations. The finest items donated to the Brotherhood’s 27 Melbourne stores are transferred to Hunter Gatherer, offering you an unparalleled collection of second-hand fashion. One of the best op shops Melbourne has laid claim to, you’ll be able to find whatever tickles your fancy here.

Address: Royal Arcade, 335 Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9650 1843
Trading Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30am – 5pm, Sun 10:15am – 6pm

Address: 274 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Phone: +61 3 9415 7371
Trading Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30am – 5pm, Sun 10:15am – 6pm

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best op shops melbourne - the ashy

9. The Ashy

With a raft of vintage clothing, “The Ashy” Op Shop has everything you need to fulfil your retro desires. The Melbourne op shop sells donated clothing, accessories, homewares and furniture, with funds raised going towards the community and not-for-profit organisation Samarinda. If you want to get into one of the best op shops Melbourne has to offer, it’s worth heading down to Ashburton.

Address: 285B High St, Ashburton VIC 3147
Phone: +61 3 9885 5923
Trading Hours: Thu-Fri 10am-4.30pm, Sat 9.30am-4pm

best op shops melbourne - sacred heart

10. Sacred Heart Mission

Three of our favourite op shops in Melbourne, the Sacred Heart Mission stores have all the goodies you could ask for. With vintage bargains to be had across clothing, art, furniture and jewellery, it’s more than worth the trip. Our pick for leatherwear, shoes and dresses, these three Melbourne op shops are hard to go past.

Address: 365 Clarendon St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Phone: +61396903392
Trading Hours: Mon-Sun 11am – 5pm

Address: 261 Charman Rd, Cheltenham VIC 3192
Phone: +61395831151
Trading Hours: Mon-Sun 11am – 5pm

Address: 87 Grey St, St Kilda VIC 3182
Phone: +61386581697
Trading Hours: Mon-Sun 11am – 5pm

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best op shops melbourne - chapel street bazaar

11. Chapel Street Bazaar

One of Melbourne’s iconic and longest-running secondhand, antique and retro stores, the Chapel Street Bazaar is a beacon on the Melbourne op shop map. Home to over 80 stall holders, each with their own passion, products and knowledge in the one convenient and easy to find store.

Address: 217 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181
Phone: 03) 9529 1727
Trading Hours: Mon-Sun 10am – 6pm

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General FAQs

What is the best op shop in Melbourne?

The highest-rated op shop in Melbourne according to Google Reviews is the Sacred Heat Missions store in Fitzroy.

What is the best area for op shops in Melbourne?

Certain inner-city areas have a high proportion of vintage stores and op shops. The best suburbs to look are Fitzroy, Collingwood and the CBD.

What can you find at op shops?

For the most part, op shops offer budget and recycled clothing pieces, jewellery and homewares. Occasionally there will be antiques, but the stores generally cater to clothing options.

Greta Mayr

Greta Mayr

Greta Mayr is an established writer and content producer with over seven years’ experience in the media industry. Specialising in culture, food and lifestyle reporting, Greta’s work has appeared in Concrete Playground and Weekend Notes. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications, Germanic Studies, International Relations) at the University of Sydney.