Move over Melbourne, there’s another Aussie hot-spot for vintage fashion-lovers further up the coast! Boasting a colourful vintage fashion scene, Adelaide has some fantastic vintage clothes shops scattered around the city offering glamorous delights from bygone eras. And here to open a few of Adelaide’s vintage treasure chests, Andie Taylor shares her top five vintage stores.

Hero Vintage – 5 Ebenezer Place Adelaide

Located in the east end of Adelaide, Hero Vintage offers a selection of beautiful dresses, dating from the Forties up to the Eighties as well as great accessories, including an extensive range of vintage hats. Each piece is handpicked for great quality and each oozes with old-style glamour and elegance.

Red Ruby Vintage – 14 Peel Street Adelaide

Red Ruby is situated just off Hindley St, towards the west end of Adelaide. The main focus of the stock is on a wonderful selection of
vintage dresses, from the Thirties to the Eighties, and there’s also a small but lovely selection of accessories and other women’s clothing items. There are also some fantastic hand-made dresses, made by the shop-owner from vintage patterns and fabrics she has collected.

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7 Responses

  1. anne

    yay! thanks for the list…i was bored to tears when i was there in 2007?! 😛

  2. Bridgette

    Great locations but I happen to know you have missed one of the best – and more affordable -vintage funky fashion stores in Adelaide!

    Nadia’s House of Serendipity is at Shop 2 of 4 Partridge St in the hub of Glenelg. It stocks all kinds of quirky, retro fashion, acessories and collectables with items dating back to 1930’s right up to modern day. The store also buys stock from general public.

    Most definately worth a peruse!

  3. Lucille

    woah anne. u must have come at the wrong time of year. Come around feb march time and there are so many people in adelaide. No time to be bored. FRINGE TIME!!! WOOO.

    Otherwise, yay thatnks for the vintage shops. Another good place is the vintage markets in the Estonian House in North Adelaide which is on every second and fourth sunday in the month. The next time it is on will be the 14th march 2010. Recommend it to anyone,

  4. Stuart

    ‘Rewind’ on Glenelg Jetty Road sells really good vintage stock, also has a large mens section.

  5. Jane brown

    clothes line saga ( 238 rundle st, adelaide 5000) it is super super awesome. hidden away in a basement down colourful stairs. i love it there! it’s a mix of amazing vintage, preloved and australian independent designs. its a must! omg just found out they have a website too!

  6. Robyn

    Vintique Australia has a huge selection of Antique, art Deco and Retro jewellery and accessories. Situated at the Wayville Vintage Markets in the Wayville showgrounds. Entrance is off Leader Street, Goodwood. Permanent market open every Sunday from 9.00am to 2.00pm. Vintage clothing, fresh flowers, collectors toys, candles and chocs, African Napery, quilting, bear makers, succulants, Antiques, Huge lot of Retro furniture and accessories and of course gorgeous and rare pieces of antique and vintage jewellery, to include gents cuffs and pins. Have a coffee tea or hot choc on the lawns outside.