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The Gold Coast’s best vintage stores

Maggie Gray | December 2020

New year, new you, new guilt-free wardrobe. If you’re struggling to come up with a New Year’s resolution that is achievable, won’t cost you an arm and a leg and doesn’t involve the words ‘gym membership’ then we’ve got you covered.

Shopping sustainably and avoiding fast fashion is a choice – and is one we are encouraging Gold Coasters to consciously make. With so many second-hand stores scattered all over the city, it really is as easy as ever to shop sustainably. To help get you started on your new thriftin’ way of life, we’ve pulled together a list of the Gold Coast’s must-visit vintage stores. Out with the old and in with the near-new!

Miami Marketta Rummage | Miami

Grab the crew, chow down some delicious street eats and get rummaging mid-week at Miami Marketta! You’re bound to snag a bargain here from any of the local legends clearing out their wardrobes. If you’re in need of a spring clean yourself, why not apply for a rack space? Oh and did we mention all of this is set to the backdrop of live music? Yes please.
Location: 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami

Found | Tugun

If you’re looking for high quality antiques, fine furniture and quirky gifts, you have Found the right place. Nestled in the heart of Tugun, Found is a furniture and interiors store specialising in imported Danish and mid-century furniture and goods.  Found also offers professional furniture restoration and upholstery services.
Location: 2a/471 Golden Four Dr, Tugun

Strange Days Store | Palm Beach

For the rockers, honky-tonkers and disco rollers, Strange Days brings you a selection of vintage and upcycled clothing and retro goods. Strange Days also has a collection of new boutique clothing and accessories – all of which are hand selected and affordable. Owner Sylvie is passionate about encouraging people to shop imaginatively and sustainably.
Location: 1/1142 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach

Thryft GC | Burleigh

Located in the creative hub of Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, Thryft GC sells vintage and pre-loved clothing for $5 or less. Snap up a bargain from Thursday to Saturday and feel good doing so, with all proceeds going towards Pay A Sack Forward – an initiative supporting those experiencing homelessness.
Location: 6/36 Central Dr, Burleigh Heads

The Village Markets Rack Sale | Burleigh

Did you know that once a month The Village Markets hosts a second hand rack sale? Now you do! Gather your dollars, because this market makes for a Sunday morning well spent. Specialising in pre-loved designer clothing at a slice of the price, you’ll find everything from quirky vintage finds, to local influencers slinging near-new outfits at jaw-dropping prices.
Location: 1750 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads

Hunt and Gather Vintage | Currumbin Valley and online

Short on time but love a thrifty find? Look no further than Hunt and Gather’s Facebook or Insta pages for all things vintage home décor, collectibles, fashion, and furniture. The creative team at Hunt and Gather post photos of their newest hauls every Tuesday and Thursday night, so you can peruse what’s available from the comfort of your own home.

AWLQ | Burleigh

This op-shop is small in size but is a treasure trove for vintage threads. Rummage through the well-organised and colour-coordinated aisles until your heart’s content. Any purchases will directly support the Animal Welfare League, so what are you waiting for? Do it for the kittens.
Location: 2 Elder Entrance, Burleigh Heads

New Life | Robina

Newlife prides itself on providing high quality items at a low cost. Here you’ll find a huge range of clothing, kitchenware, children’s toys, books and bric-a-brac, with up to 65% of proceeds going towards international mission organisations. This op-shop is a bit of a well-kept secret, so don’t tell anyone…
Location: 4 Greenwich Ct, Robina

Lifeline | Molendinar

The mother of all op-shops, Lifeline Molendinar will easily consume half of your Saturday with its endless racks of second-hand threads and household goods. Don’t blame us if you come home with a whole new wardrobe and some pre-loved furniture too. All proceeds from the shop go to the national charity which provides Australians with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Location: a/28 Industrial Ave, Molendinar

Gold Coast North Anglican Op Shop | Labrador

Venture up north for an impressive collection of clothes, accessories and homewares. Jaw-dropping prices guaranteed!
Location: 26 Brisbane Rd, Labrador

The Living Rivers Op Shop | Coomera

Looking for retro goodies in the form of homewares, clothing and accessories, then Living Rivers has you covered. The team are passionate about quality goods and appreciate donations too.
Location: Shop 2/29 Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera

Vault Vintage GC | online 

Vault Vintage specialises in 80’s – 90’s USA & Australian made surf wear.  They also sell all types of vintage cameras via their second business Vintage Cameras GC. They are currently Australia’s fastest growing and most trusted camera store via Depop. Hit ‘em up on the socials!

 

 

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