Hooray! Round two of my list of Melbourne Vintage and Op Shops. This one is for Footscray, Seddon and Yarraville. That’s a good walking trip if you train to Footscray, walk through Seddon to Yarraville and then train home again. Or walk back to Footscray and eat delicious Vietnamese food at Sapa Hills.
Anyway, the list!
Savers Footscray – Albert St, Footscray
This is the best one, and some people would save this until later in the list to get you to read on. NOT ME. I’m giving you the best first, and I have faith you’ll stick around. Like giving it up on a first date.
Savers Footscray is a magical wonderland full of both current and vintage clothes, a GREAT shoe selection, bric-a-brac, furniture, sporting goods and more. I’ve never been to an op shop in Melbourne that has the vintage clothing success hit rate of Savers Footscray. This one is HUGE, so leave plenty of time to really get into it.
Salvos Footscray – Barkley St, Footscray
This one is not nearly as big as the magical wonderland that is Savers, but it often has a great selection of very good quality furniture, and it has the great tag colour discount. Every day of the week they choose a different tag colour, and it’s 50% off anything with that colour tag! There’s a decent selection of homewares, in particular vintage glassware. As far as clothes go, work wear and a limited but good selection of vintage are the standouts.
Hokey Pokey Vintage Emporium – Ballarat Road, Footscray.
Just check out their Facebook through the link below. If that doesn’t sell it to you, you never wanted it in the first place.
Diamond Dog Vintage – Charles St, Seddon.
Diamond Dog has been around for over 18 years, and is one of the best collections of pristine vintage clothing and accessories in Melbourne. Stock isn’t just bought for this shop, it’s a carefully curated collection. You will feel like a movie star, whether you want to or not.
Yarraville Bargain Centre, Anderson St, Yarraville.
One of those junkier type op shops, where there will be limited hits and plenty of misses. But, you might just find one of the bargains, as advertised.
St Paul’s Opportunity Shop, Sommerville Road, Yarraville.
Pretty much exactly as above. We couldn’t find a website for this one, just info on how to volunteer.
Green Collect, Anderson St, Yarraville.
Alright friends, that will do it for the minute. Add your own suggestions in the comments. Happy shopping! Don’t forget to tell me what you bought.