The Valley has long been home to vintage emporiums, second-hand stores and op-shops with a range of pre-loved treasures and one-of-a-kind gems. For a fresh drop of vintage threads, we recommend hitting up the vintage fashion stalls at Valley Laneway Markets on the first Saturday of every month. Take advantage of these stallholders’ discerning eyes for vintage apparel and bag a bona fide fashion find.
A sister duo with stellar taste helm the anti-fast fashion Fetch Vintage stall. The aesthetic? Kath and Kim with a little Kel Knight. Look out for ‘80s gowns, pussy-bow blouses in bold prints, ‘90s graphic dresses and denim for days.
Good Eye Vintage
We love a rummage when someone’s done the hard yards for you already. Lovers of ladylike fashion will adore the finds at Good Eye Vintage. From floral blouses to printed dresses, vintage tees and even feminist embroidery, this is one stall for them all.
Happy Days Clothing Co.
Everything old is new again at upcycled Happy Days Clothing Co. Repurposing recycled vintage fabric plus original vintage clothing, you’ll find Andrew and Emily’s retro prints for guys and girls, terry towelling wares, cute tees and big summer vibes.
Queen Justine Vintage
Spanning the ‘70s to the ‘00s, Queen Justine handpicks a super-stylin’ array of clothing for guys and gals. From vintage sports tees to crocheted bikinis, Hawaiian shirts and sunnies, browse the racks for one-of-a-kind pieces to adorn your wardrobe.
Keeping forgotten fashion popping, Trashn Fashn’s Jorja curates a selection of upcycled trash jewellery and clothing with a focus on ‘90s style. Find slip dresses, mesh tees, vintage Doc Martens, nylon button-ups and crop tops for everyday wear and festivals alike.
Image source: Valley Laneway Markets
– February 2021