Get Thrifty: These Are 10 Of The Best Vintage Shops In Brisbane

Thrift your heart out!

By Natalie McGowan | 20th May 2024

There’s no denying the appeal of shopping vintage. Not only is it a sustainable and ethical way to spruce up your closet, but finding a unique piece that nobody else has can feel oh-so-rewarding.

Although, let’s be real, Brisbane’s vintage shopping is in no way comparable to the likes of Tokyo (check out our guide to Tokyo thrift shopping) or Paris, if you know where to look, there are some real gems scattered around town.

You know what they say: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so get ready to dig through the racks and get your hands on some one-of-a-kind vintage finds – these are the best vintage shops in Brisbane.

By the way, we consider everyone in this list the best of the best! To make finding your next favourite that much easier, we’ve ordered the list alphabetically by suburb and also have filtering tabs for your convenience. Did we miss someone from the list? Let us know here!   

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Can You Keep A Secret?


This retro-themed bar in Woolloongabba has a hidden secret…after enjoying a glass of wine in their homely, eclectic space, head to their boutique and trawl through their racks of antique clothing from the ‘50s onwards. It may be overwhelming trying to decide which pieces to take home with you, but don’t stress, you can always go back to the bar again!

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Empire Revival


Founded in 1985, Empire Revival is Paddington’s iconic antique centre, where homewares, jewellery, and fashion take centre stage. Featuring everything from shoes to wedding dresses, this store truly has it all. PS: their range of vintage jewellery is next level!

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Retro Metro


Located in a garage on Given Tce, this vintage store has a reputation for stocking quality, affordable vintage pieces. But what sets them apart is that each purchase comes with a bit of background, as the owner is extremely knowledgeable about his stock and can usually tell you a brief history of each garment. Sustainable shopping with a story? Sign us up.

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Brisbane City, West End

With two locations around Brisbane, SWOP is a beloved part of the city’s second-hand shopping scene. While not all pieces are vintage per se, the selection is highly curated, with SWOP’s buying team only accepting items from particular brands. 

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Vintage Street

Stone’s Corner

Packed full of cult-classic brands like Levi’s, The North Face, and Tommy Hilfiger, plus designers like Burberry and Celine, Vintage Street boasts a fantastic selection in a small but mighty space. Tucked away in a laneway of Stone’s Corner, you’d be remiss not to check it out.

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Brik Market

West End

A permanent marketplace featuring stock from over 10 sellers, Brik Market offers a killer range of vintage pieces in a substantial space. Hidden away on West End’s Vulture St, this place is a Y2K paradise.

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The Love Bubble

West End

Looking for the perfect vintage tee? You’ll probably find it here. Featuring a diverse range of menswear on the lower level (including a LOT of T-shirts and jumpers) and a sizeable, dedicated space for womenswear up the stairs, you’ll probably find yourself losing track of time trawling through all the vintage treasures at The Love Bubble.

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Peachy Preloved Vintage

Highgate Hill

Step inside this charming Highgate Hill shop and discover a treasure trove of unique finds, from retro clothing to antique accessories and eclectic homewares. With something for every vintage aficionado, Peachy Preloved Vintage promises a nostalgic shopping experience like no other.

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Memory Lane Vintage Store

Brisbane City

Nestled in Brisbane City’s Burnett Lane, Memory Lane Vintage Store is a treasure trove offering an eclectic mix of vintage pieces. With 17 sellers under one roof, you’ll discover a diverse range of 80s, 90s, and Y2K clothing from iconic brands like Juicy Couture and Nike. 

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West End

On the hunt for a pair of vintage cowboy boots? You’ll want to check out Neo-Generalist. Located in West End, this ultra-cool shop stocks a curated mix of vintage and modern clothes, shoes, and accessories, with an epic selection of cowboy boots. Yeehaw!

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Header: @neogeneralist / @brik_market / @_swop

By Natalie McGowan Office DJ and serial online shopper, Natalie’s idea of self care is watching reality TV and getting a spontaneous tattoo.




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