The Roaring ‘20s are BACK!

While it’s unlikely flapper dresses and gangster spats are going to make a mainstream comeback, we wouldn’t mind bringing a touch of retro class to the New ‘20s. In the spirit of revisiting this era of style and glamour, we’ve scoured the Valley for the best in vintage and throwback fashion. 

Alice Nightingale, California Lane

Alice Nightingale uses secondhand and vintage products to craft her darling ‘50s-inspired designs. Inspired by flora and fauna, Alice’s designs are feminine, quirky and handmade. 

Phase 4 Records, Bakery Lane

At Phase 4 Records you can pick up a vinyl record with your vintage tee and you can catch a gig every Sunday from 3pm. 

Vinnies, 210 Brunswick St

Stamp your style cred without smashing your budget at Vinnies’ well-stocked Valley store. Conveniently located next to Brunswick St Station, Vinnies has vintage and retro fashion spanning decades with pieces to suit any occasion from a club night to a garden wedding.

Red Cross, McWhirters Shopping Centre, 312 Brunswick St

A treasure trove of pre-loved and vintage clothing, homewares and accessories for the style-conscious savvy shopper awaits. Best part? Your one-of-a-kind outfit also helps Red Cross to fund its work in vulnerable communities throughout Australia.

Bella Joan, 705 Ann St

Look good and feel good about your purchases at Bella Joan. The Australian womenswear label creates and sells ethically made, locally produced limited runs and high-quality, carefully curated vintage pieces from its Ann St boutique, open Wednesday to Saturday.

Vintage Treasures, Shop 22, Valley Metro, 230 Brunswick St and TC BEIRNE Building, 321 Brunswick St

Vintage Treasures buys and sells a fabulous and eclectic array of clothing, jewellery, collectables and furniture. Operating two shops in the heart of the Valley, you’re sure to find everything from the ordinary to the outrageous.


– January 2020