Haven’t you heard? Recycled clothing is in! Almost as much as nostalgia, and Perth is filled with plenty of keen-eyed beans sourcing pre-loved goodies from all over the globe. Here’s a few of our faves:
This is the vintage haven of your dreams. Located in Wembley, you won’t be able to miss Bluebird Vintage, with its quirky wares spilling onto the street. Their clothing selection leans towards 50s and 60s vibes, and while it’s mainly ladies clothing in stock, they have a few standout gems for the gents. Not just clothing, Bluebird stocks an extensive range of homewares, furniture, collectibles, bric-a-brac and more.
288 Cambridge Street, Wembley
Lucy In Disguise
Hidden away down a little walkway in Subiaco, Lucy in Disguise is a treasure trove for local vintage collectors. The store has a huge array of hand-selected clothing for men and women of almost any decade at various price points. And if you’re a commitment-phobe or have a special event coming up, they have a dedicated section for costume and event hire.
3/144 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
Tiki Queen Vintage
40s and 50s obsessives, I think you have found your match. Tiki Queen Tiff has been collecting vintage clothes and collectibles since she was a teenager and can be found popping up at various vintage markets around Perth, as well as by appointment at her Attadale “Boo-tiki” (her backyard Tiki bar). But if you’re someone who likes to browse from the comfort of their couch, her online store is unmatched in Perth – particularly if you’re looking for a party frock!
Like any vintage clothing store worth its salt you gotta put in the work to find Best Before, tucked away down Nick’s Lane in Northbridge after moving from Subiaco. The owners are absolute legends who live and breathe this stuff. Specialising in pop culture and retro sports tees, he’s also got a hectic sneaker collection to tuck into – check out his online store HERE.
Shop 6A/109 James St, Northbridge
Cool Cats Vintage
I don’t want to make anyone feel old, but Cool Cats stocks predominantly 90s vintage. As a 90s vintage myself, browsing their racks fills me with both nostalgia and a potential quarter life crisis. While they stock everything from hats, outerwear and accessories, vintage tees dominate – sports, movies, TV shows and bands, as well as labels like Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren. I didn’t think I’d ever need a Practical Magic t-shirt in my life, but now I’m not so sure.
557 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley
Freo’s Beat Happening is home to some pretty groovy vintage and recycled threads, records and collectibles. Think vintage denim, technicolour 70s jackets, 60s suede tasseled boots, 50s swimsuits, as well as European 50s eyewear. Psychedelic, man!
Tum Tum Tree Lane – 4/130 High Street, Fremantle
Having just moved into their new digs on King Street, Cold Wave have made a big impression with their blend of vintage, streetwear, sneakers and consignment. Stocking a huge range of vintage tees – especially for NBA and 90s band fans – these guys will get you looking fresh.
74-76 King Street, Perth