A Vintage Lover’s Guide to Sydney

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❤️There are places that I suggested for you to choose interested vintage places in Sydney and add it into your plans of exploring Sydney.

🌟Go on a modern day treasure hunt in Sydney along the vintage trail from the city to the suburbs. From carefully curated vintage emporiums to fun retro stores jam-packed with fashion, you’ll find unique pieces for a fraction of the price.

The days is just mainly classified for the specific areas of the places.

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Surry Hills

In this vibrant inner-city suburb of working-class origins, you’ll find one-off vintage finds and seriously cool collectables.

Surry Hills

Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

Vintage Times

If you love shiny things, Vintage Times sell art deco diamond rings, vintage fob chains, cocktail rings with various precious stones and an interesting collection of carved Bakelite rings, bangles and brooches. By appointment only.

Vintage Times Jewellery

By Appointment- 6 Days, a week, 549 Darling S...
5.0 rating

Zoo Emporium

Zoo Emporium is a treasure trove of vintage dresses and accessories throughout the eras, from 1920s art deco sequined dresses to faux-fur capes and 1940s suits. They also stock a good collection of vintage fascinators, hats and sunglasses.

Zoo Emporium

180 Campbell St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Austra...
3.5 rating

Miss Brown Vintage

Miss Brown Vintage has a huge range of vintage pieces in denim, silk and lace. Owner Madeleine has three stores in New South Wales (Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads and Surry Hills) and travels to America, Japan and Europe to source her enviable collection. Madeleine also crafts new pieces from vintage fabrics.

Miss Brown Vintage

Surry Hills, 332 Crown St, Sydney NSW 2010, A...
5.0 rating


Check out William Street in Paddington for quirky Australian designs, high-end vintage and famed wine bar, 10 William Street.

William Street

William St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia

Di Nouvo

🌟For high-end global designs, don’t miss Di Nuovo. This well-established recycled retailer is tucked in pretty William Street and stocks preloved Ferragamo and Hermès scarves, Chanel sunnies, Stella McCartney dresses and many other beautifully constructed pieces.

Di Nuovo

92 William St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
5.0 rating

Pelle Shoes

At 90 William Street you’ll find long-time consignment store, Pelle Shoes, a fine purveyor of preloved designer shoes, bags and accessories. With new stock every week, there’s Gucci, Givenchy, Marni and more.

90 William St

90 William St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia

Potts Point

Neighbouring Kings Cross and Woolloomooloo, Potts Point is a colourful slice of inner-city Sydney with Parisian-esque tree-lined streets and cool retro finds.

Potts Point

Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia

Wayside Chapel

Wayside Chapel is a Sydney stylist’s best-kept secret. Situated on Hughes St off Macleay, the community op-shop has print dresses, crochet bags, fur jackets and big brands such as Gucci and Ksubi donated by well-dressed supporters. Funds go to important services such as the Twilight Program, which provides evening meals for the homeless.

Wayside Chapel - Kings Cross

29 Hughes St, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia
4.3 rating

Potts Point Vintage

Potts Point Vintage is on Hughes Street too and owner Arnold, has fascinating tales about the Aussie military jackets, vintage wedding dresses and safari suits on sale. Potts Point Vintage is a veritable treasure trove—collectors will love the furs, handbags, cufflinks and art deco fine china.

Potts Point Vintage

2/8A Hughes St, Potts Point NSW 2011, Austral...
4.9 rating


Once a red-light district, Darlinghurst has gone from gritty to glam with small bars, indie boutiques and luxury preloved buys.


Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia

Blue Spinach

Blue Spinach on Liverpool Street is one of Australia’s top sellers of preloved luxury brands. Think Chanel sunglasses, Dior dresses and Hermѐs calfskin boots. Every piece is authentic and you’ll get the kind of attentive service you would expect in a luxury boutique.

Blue Spinach

348 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Aust...
3.9 rating


Not far from Clovelly Beach you’ll find a strip of delightful boutiques and coffee haunts, and one of Sydney’s hidden vintage gems, The Frock Exchange.


Clovelly NSW 2031, Australia

The Frock Exchange

The Frock Exchange is where local, well-heeled ladies take their last season international and Australian designs. Snap up a preloved Céline bag, Chanel dress or Christian Louboutin heels. An arm of iconic Belinda International Boutiques by Belinda Seper, The Frock Exchange also sells end-of- season merchandise from Belinda.

The Frock Exchange

221 Clovelly Rd, Clovelly NSW 2031, Australia
5.0 rating

Five Dock

Renowned for its Italian heritage, Five Dock is a bustling inner west precinct with local providores, foreshore parks and walks and exceptional vintage finds ...

In Five Dock you’ll find a Forever Vintage, which specializes in hand-picked designer and couture vintage clothing from the 1930s through to the 1980s. This is the store the Costume Designer for Aussie feel-good film Ladies in Black, Wendy Cork, visited to pick up a couple of 1950s dresses for the post-war fashion flick. Actress Rachael Taylor, who plays Fay, wears a stunning strapless cobalt blue and white dress from the store for New Year’s Eve and in the nightclub scene shot at Porteño, Surry Hills, Australian singer, Kate Miller-Heidke, is resplendent in a sequinned ebony dress.

Five Dock

Five Dock NSW 2046, Australia


Sydney’s Newtown is home to Sydney University and some of the best live music venues in Sydney, giving it a Bohemian vibe. South King Street, which runs from Newtown Train Station down to St Peters is one of the most quirky shopping strips in Sydney.


Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

All Buttons Great and Small

Since 1989, All Buttons Great and Small has been trading buttons from the classic to the exotic. The store sources buttons globally and has an expansive collection of over 15,000 plastic, enamel, carved, metal, diamanté buttons and more ... A tiny memento to take home!

All Buttons Great & Small

419A King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
4.7 rating

Bloodworth Bellamy

Bloodworth Bellamy literally has thousands of rare and unusual items—think vintage comics, toys, taxidermy, badges and jewellery. A must for lovers of history and collectors of just about anything, this interesting retail space is jam packed with pieces with a tale to tell.


346 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
5.0 rating

Cream on King

Cream on King is the sister store to Surry Hills favourite, Cream On Crown, with the same upcycling philosophy of curated retro clothing and reworked pieces. Across the road you’ll find U-Turn, which has another six locations of preloved clothing stores across Sydney. At U-Turn, dig through scores of Doc Martens, bold retro shirts, bomber jackets and knits.

317 King St

317 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

SWOP clothing

At SWOP clothing on King Street, they swap, buy and sell preloved clothing items within the community of local customers. At SWOP look for bellbottom jeans, leather jackets, bright blazers and sunglasses.

SWOP Clothing Exchange Sydney

Shop 2/112-116 Enmore Rd, Newtown NSW 2042, A...
4.1 rating

The Vintage Clothing Store

Australian fashion stylists have been visiting The Vintage Clothing Store in the heart of Sydney for decades to style shoots. In fact, the Costume Designer for Australian film Ladies in Black, Wendy Cork, sourced most of the hats, gloves and handbags you see in the display cabinets on the shop floor for the film set in 1959 Sydney, from The Vintage Clothing Store. It’s a haven of high quality pieces from the 1880s to the 1980s with dreamy costume jewellery, wool coats and delicate netted hats.

The Vintage Clothing Shop

St James Arcade, 7/80 Castlereagh Street, Syd...
4.7 rating
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