Ben McKimm

15 Best Thrift and Vintage Stores in Sydney | Man of Many

Our list of the best vintage stores in Sydney goes like this.

Best vintage stores in Sydney at a glance

The Wilde Merchant sits at the pointy end of our list of vintage stores in Sydney for its wide selection of clothing and apparel. While others have a focus on band t-shirts and sneakers, we love how TWM offers quality pieces from Japan, America, Workwear, and the Military. You’ll find everything from double-knee work pants and overshirts to brands such as Pendleton and Carharrt.

1. The Wilde Merchant

The Stitch Up is one of Sydney’s newest vintage and second-hand clothing stores. They specialise in buying, selling, and trading some of the rarest and most sought-after clothes and footwear on the market. They have a great range of vintage band tees, Nike Airmax sneakers, and hype brands such as Supreme, Palace and A Bathing Ape in store for your wallet to feast on. The Stitch Up is also keen to buy any of the old gear that you might not wear anymore. They offer reasonable cash-out pricing on rare and sought-after clothing. If you’re sitting on a goldmine of vintage gear head in-store and have them price up your vintage threads.

2. The Stitch Up Sydney

If you’re looking for the best range of Japanese designer vintage in Sydney, you can’t look past 108WAREHOUSE. While their selection isn’t as wide as the other inclusions on our list, the brands are top-quality with a selection of Comme Des Garcons, And Wander, Porter, Needles, Issey Miyake, and more. We’re also big fans of their range of accessories, with bags, totes, and incense. Grab yourself a coffee and have a browse!


Real King Vintage is one of Sydney’s original vintage clothing stores. Here you will find a massive selection of vintage t-shirts and outerwear that is neatly organised for your rack-hunting pleasure. Each section is sorted by brand, and there’s plenty to choose from, there Nike, Carharrt, Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger and Polo Ralph Laurent to name a few. There’s also a great selection of women’s clothing so keep an eye out for your partner while you’re there. Real King Vintage has a great online store as well, so if you can’t make it in-store just head online for your fave vintage threads.

4. Real King Vintage

Providing the Surry Hills and Newtown districts with the finest handpicked vintage clothing, Storeroom Vintage has gone through a few location changes over the last two years but they’ve found their home in two of Sydney’s trendiest suburbs. With the recent expansion, you can now browse from Sydney’s largest range of vintage clothes from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. Storeroom Vintage has a great selection of vintage band t-shirts, jeans, trousers, hats, caps, and outerwear that could leave you running through the rack for hours. They also host a quality online store, so if you’re not in Sydney check it out as they offer worldwide shipping.

5. Storeroom Vintage

Route 66 is our pick of the best vintage stores in Sydney for Western and Americana. If you’re in need of a Western outfit for a birthday party or (in our case, a wedding), you can’t look past this store. This is also our pick for the best vintage denim in Sydney, with a range of Lee, Wrangler, and Carharrt.

6. Route 66

Fabrique Vintage makes our list of the best vintage stores in Sydney thanks to its wide variety of clothing. While it doesn’t have a particular theme, sometimes that’s half the fun because you’ll never know what you’ll find. There’s everything from vintage sneakers, to jeans and even overalls.

7. Fabrique Vintage

Irreplaceable Store is home to some of the most sought-after sneakers and clothes in Sydney. Here you will find everything your hypebeast soul needs. From vintage t-shirts to hype gear like Supreme and vintage Nike Dunk eg. Reese Forbes, Gibson Guitar Case, and Heineken to name just a few. Similar to The Stitch Up, this store also offers a buy, sell and trade business model, where they will happily cash you out on some of your old rare gear.

8. Irreplaceable Store

You will find some of the best customer service and a great atmosphere at this vintage store in Sydney. To go along with their customer service is a great selection of vintage threads with a strong emphasis on hype brands and shoes from the likes of Supreme, A Bathing Ape, Palace, Nike SB, and Jordan Brand. The Real Deal also offers a buy, sell and trade.

9. The Real Deal

Ever gone through some of your grandparents’ old clothes and been shocked by the realisation that your grandpa used to have style and you would happily wear his clothes now? Well imagine pooling hundreds of these wardrobes together filled with the most outrageous vintage styles of yesteryear and the result is the retro boutique, C’s Flashback.

10. C’s Flashback Secondhand Clothing

Emporium is definitely an apt name for this two-story supplier of hand-picked designer and collectible vintage styles. Zoo Emporium Vintage has a whole floor dedicated to sale items and another featuring 70s and 80s funky retro fashion, easily making it one of the most affordable, diverse and straight-up best thrift stores in Sydney.

11. Zoo Vintage Emporium

For the most unique and exciting vintage styles in Sydney, you can’t go past Arnold Kieldgaard’s menagerie of vintage goods, Potts Points Vintage. The Sydney thrift store has you covered for all your vintage furs, menswear specialties such as watches, English fine china or basically anything from the 1930s. Think Gaultier jackets, a Venetian decanter set and trilby hats by Stetson – and everything in between.

12. Potts Point Vintage

The Restore in Seven hills is one of the more multidisciplinary op shops in Sydney – also encompassing a cafe, food relief and counselling provider. Outside of Sydney’s usual vintage digs, they strive to be the best thrift store in Western Sydney. The RESTORE only shelves the finest quality second-hand clothes and goods, with great brands and great prices.

13. The Restore

The Wayside Chapel is committed to ensuring that all members of the Eastern suburb’s community have access to essential health, welfare, social and recreational services. For some eclectic and ethical shopping (aka the best shopping in Sydney), Wayside Op Shops in Kings Cross and Bondi bring you a huge range of bargain buys. You will find plenty of affordable designer labels and quirky handmade items, while also putting money straight back into their programs to help marginalised members of the community.

14. The Wayside Chapel Op Shop North Bondi

Enjoy a pleasure-filled rummage through the expansive choice of preloved clothing and accessories at Uturn. Shop online or visit one of their six vintage shops in Sydney to nab yourself the most fashionable retro finds. U-Turn is one of the best op shops Sydney has to offer.

15. U-Turn Recycled Fashion

You’ll see a few vintage stores on our list that you won’t find on other round-ups, that’s because we’ve personally ventured into every single one of the places on this list. We live and breathe clothing and vintage, we’ve even sold and consigned items through places such as The Stitch Up. Our guide to the best vintage stores in Sydney has been compiled through the personal experiences of our editors. Specifically, this article’s author, Ben Mckimm.

How Man of Many Chose the Best Vintage Stores in Sydney

What is an Op Shop?

Short for Opportunity Shop, an Op Shop is a store where new or used clothes can be donated and then resold at a low price.

Where are the best Op Shops in Sydney?

You can find great op shops all across Sydney but, Oxford Street in Darlinghurst and King Street in Newtown are particularly popular places to find cool vintage clothes.

Why is it good to shop at Op Shops?

Not only are Op Shops a great place to get a deal, you can also find unique and stylish vintage clothes that can't be purchased anywhere else.

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