Bag a Bargain in Brisbane's Best Thrift Stores
From the retro glam to the cutely kitsch, there’s nothing quite like the thrift shop for finding that one-of-a-kind piece. Don’t let the beaches fool you, there are plenty of second-hand treasures to go around in Brisbane. Here’s out picks for the best places to go to find some pre-loved goods
VINNIES PADDINGTON (Paddington)
A trip to the local Vinnies is a staple for all connoisseurs of the vintage and the Paddington branch will not disappoint. Located at the local Foresters Hall, this shop has an old, homely feel to it. Peruse some pre-loved clothing, homewares or furniture and be immersed in items from all over time. Surrounded by tons of places to eat and play, Paddington’s Vinnies is a must-see place for all.
Price: From $5
THE COLLECTIVE STORE (Wynnum)
The Collective is a thrift shop definitely worth visiting if you’re looking for a quirky knick-knack or gift. Dedicated to supporting local artists and designers, you’ll find unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for a great price. With a great range of handmade, crafty items oozing with impeccable detail, you can buy care-free and guilt-free.
THE FOOTPRINTS THRIFT SHOP (Capalaba)
You’d be hard-pressed to think of something that Footprints Thrift Shop doesn’t stock. Second-hand clothing, costumes, jewellery, kitchen ware, bric-a-brac, electronics and furniture are what you’ll find at this treasure trove. The staff have been running this place for over 10 years and have given no sign of slowing down. Cover some ground at this thrifty shop and leave some footprints of your own.
HEY HEY ITS YESTERDAY’S THRIFT SHOP (Paddington)
It’s never been trendier to be ‘so yesterday’ at Hey Hey Thrift shop. Sift through a range of retro and vintage clothing and accessories at affordable prices. All profits from the shop go to the Developing Foundation, a charity aimed at improving the lives of disabled children, so you know your money is going to be well spent. As an extra sweetener, this shop has no minimum charge on their eftpos so get in there and find yourself some new duds.
ST VERONICA THRIFT SHOP (West End)
Do some good and look good doing it in threads bought at the St Veronica Thrift Shop. The St Veronica Committee is an organisation committed to helping those less fortunate and purchases from their shop will help keep them doing what they do best. With a range of second-hand clothing, furniture and homewares to choose from you’re sure to walk away with a great find.
LUCIA GOOD GEAR (West End)
Look no further than Lucia Good Gear for everything vintage, retro and adorably kitsch. With candy pink walls and quirky décor, you’re sure to feel at home or at least have a good laugh while browsing some pre-loved clothing and accessories. While some finds may be a little pricier than others, these cuties are just too good to pass up. Come and let Lucia dress you up today.
Price: From $15 to $80
EAST BRISBANE COMMUNITY CENTRE THRIFT SHOP (East Brisbane)
There’s something for everyone at the East Brisbane Community Centre’s thrift shop with second hand clothes, toys, sports gear, homewares and more. Proceeds from the shop go to helping the centre with its ongoing programs, so if you’re a fan of recreation and pre-loved goodies at a great price then it’s time to check this place out.
Price: From $5 to $20
ENDO’S LABEL (Paddington)
Thrift shopping gets a little fancy at Endo’s Label with their selective range of quality retro finds. No need to pillage through piles of over-loved, baggy throwaways here, as every item is handpicked so only the best are at your fingertips. With designer clothing, bric-a-brac, vinyl and more, you’ll be stunned that these were even given away. These items go for a higher price but they are definitely worth the extra bucks.
Price: From $20
HEARTS FOR AFRICA THRIFT STORE (Sunnybank)
Do your little bit for those less fortunate by scooping up some stellar picks at Hearts for Africa. Stocked up with clothing, books, toys and small furniture, this organisation will get you the hook-up on a great bargain. Help Tanzanians acquire clean water and have a better living environment by spending some dough at Hearts for Africa, it’s a win-win for everyone involved.
Windsor Road Church is getting in on the thrift store craze with a wide range of donated clothing, homewares and furniture. Choose from a range of bargains or drop off some of your own pre-loved goodies. No matter what you’re looking for there are treasures to be found in another person’s trash at this shop.
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