For anyone who knows me knows I’m a massive second hand /vintage lover. It’s always exciting knowing that there’s a story behind who’s worn a particular garment beforehand. I love searching through the racks, not knowing what I might find and that’s the beauty of it. Some days I might find an amazing designer piece or a quirky retro piece that I know nobody else on the street will be wearing. It’s the individuality. It’s the expressionism and the enjoyment of it all. Brisbane holds some great vintage places and these are some of my favourite.
This little shop is located in Blocksidge arcade in Adelaide St in Brisbane’s cbd. The lady who runs this shop is incredibly lovely and she offers beautiful second hand designer items. Reasonably priced depending on the designer and pretty much everytime I’ve been in she’s either having 20% off everything or a $20 rack. Highly recommend checking this place out.
This shop is located in West end and offers some amazing quirky things. From harley tees to suede jackets, this place is laden with classic indie pieces. I’ve found an amazing pair or Italian leather shoes for $20. Such reasonably priced clothing and such great quality items. Also every Friday they have an exchange booth where you bring in your clothes and swap them with others. Limit is for one bag with 40 items. This is such a great idea and an awesome way of community involvement.
Endeavour at Paddington
As soon as you step into this place it’s filled with the most amazing retro pieces. Located in Paddington this store also places the most amazing disco beats. Although some pieces are quite overpriced, it’s a matter of really sorting through things. The clothes are all quite colourful and this store offers so many different textures. From leather to silk, to Terry towelling to denim, there’s an endless amount of variety to choose from. There’s some really cool jewellery in this place. They offer amazing charm bracelets and clip on earrings to blingy looking rings so you really get everything in one store.
Ra ra superstar
Another vintage store located in Paddington, this cute place is hidden away down a little alleyway. So much denim and so many amazing basics. There’s tie dye t-shirts to choose from and linen dresses and incredible jackets that you’d only find in an 80s music video. They’re bringing back shoulder pads, crazy prints, painted pants and bright shirts. Absolutely love this place. They also have a variety of clothes they make themselves from handmade fabric and they’re just cute outfits which anyone can wear.