To shop ‘sustainably’ in the true sense of the word, is to aim to purchase as much as possible second hand, but often theory versus reality is a completely different thing. Op shopping at Salvo’s or Vinnies requires quite a lot of time and commitment to rummage through the racks to find that one thing you came for. So if you don’t have the time or the eye, curated vintage shopping is a great solution that can save a lot of time. 

Here’s our ultimate guide to sustainable shopping in Perth City:


William Street

This strip of Northbridge really is the place for curated vintage shopping. A stalwart of the scene, Vinnies Retro is a special edition of the regular Vinnies second hand chain featuring the coolest of cool retro gear. Then there’s Fi & Co, a combination of vintage clothing and new local designs with a focus on staying relevant to trends. There’s also Ruck Rover who pride themselves on stocking a great selection of fair trade and ethical fashion. Grab a coffee and wander the strip while searching for classics like a cord or denim jacket and maybe even that perfect 50’s summer floral dress. 

Cold Wave Store

King Street

Cold Wave Store on King St is a bit reminiscent of some of the stores you’d find shopping for vintage in Harijuku, Tokyo with with their carefully curated upmarket vintage collection. Anyone who’s a sucker for a vintage Harley Davidson or pre 2000’s band t-shirt will delight in finding a selection of them. And if you are a sneaker fan keep an eye out for the Yeezy’s when they pop up. Oh and while this year’s Olympics was postponed, there’s plenty of stock of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics tee’s.