It's no secret that here at Chasing Unicorns we love nothing more than a vintage treasure from one of the glorious decades past, whether it be a diaphanous 40s gown or the ultimate 70s overalls, nothing beats the thrill of unearthing a dreamy vintage find. The hunt for these one off lust-worthy pieces is a large part of the immense joy that comes from wearing and collecting vintage and is one that can see you scouring the world over. Luckily a little closer to home, Sydney has some of the most incredible vintage clothing stores in Australia filled to the brim with awe-inspiring, covetable pieces that are sure to send your heart racing! We would like to share with you our favourites for swoon-worthy vintage finds…you can thank us later!
This is one of Sydney's very best kept secrets and home to what is undoubtedly one of the most exquisite collections of vintage clothing around. Established in 1974 The Vintage Clothing Store specialises in high quality ready to wear vintage and accessories dating from the 1880s to the 1980’s. This store is a treasure trove favoured by those in the know including fashion and magazine editors, movie editors, costume designers and tv producers from around the globe all after those elusive vintage pieces that only the store's owners Lorraine Foster and Grayson Cole are likely to possess in their beautiful boutique. From magnificent perfectly preserved 20's flapper gowns to immaculate 60’s maxis and accessories to swoon over this store is an absolute must for any true vintage lover….It's hard to share this one with the world!
If it's retro band tees, vintage Levis and floral cotton tea dresses you're after then Cream on Crown and its sister store Cream on King are where your wildest dreams will come true. The infamous Cream stores are home to an amazing collection of electric vintage and carefully curated accessories that are sure to put a skip in any vintage hunters step. Think 70s glasses, hand tooled leather belts, and to die for boots. Focusing on styles from the 1950’s to the 1980’s the Cream stores are the ultimate for oh so cool vintage collectables.
Filled to the brim with incredibly dreamy vintage from a vast array of decades C’S Flashback has been the stalwart of the Sydney vintage fashion scene for well over a decade and nothing quite compares to the overwhelming experience that is a visit to C’s! Inside the C’S stores, you are likely to fall in love with anything from a sequinned maxi that would look perfectly at home on Cher, to a velvet suit from Studio 54 days. C’S is also fabulous for all those vintage Indian block print dresses and blouses awash with Hungarian embroidery that we adore with all our hearts at Chasing Unicorns. This is a store that should be at the top of any true vintage lovers list!!
Zoo Vintage Emporium has long been known by the uber cool Sydney set as being the leading curators and suppliers of the very best in hand-picked designer and collectable vintage from the 70’s and 80’s. This is a vintage store not for the faint-hearted and for those with plenty of time on their hands to carefully pick through the massive collection of covetable pieces in store! It's safe to say that no one does 70’s or 80’s vintage quite as well as Zoo. From denim jumpsuits to 70’s frocks and many a retro tee, Zoo has it all en masse....we can guarantee you will be in heaven! Zoo is also full of some incredible mens pieces from vintage tees to the perfect 70’s mens suit or some vintage leather you are sure to find it and so much more.
For those that love breathtaking designer vintage, there is nothing quite like Dolly Up where labels like Valentino, Dior and Neiman Marcus grace the store's magical racks. A boutique for that special occasion dress whether it be a vintage tulle wedding dress, a 30’s tea dress or a slinky 70’s Halston jumpsuit, Dolly up is sure to make all your vintage dreams come true. The store's gorgeous owner Erin sources vintage everywhere from Paris to America, this ensures a varied but truly extraordinary collection of enchanting gowns and garments of the highest calibre. Be prepared to fall in love with just about everything!!
A relative newcomer to the Sydney vintage set, this store is the real deal and full of the most magnificent collection of vintage furs in Australia. Specialising in vintage bridal, menswear and furs, this serene and elegant treasure trove of a store is like a step back in time that is as enchanting as it is lust-worthy. From pristine 1930s hand beaded lace wedding gowns and fur stoles, to 40's dresses and suiting, this is vintage at its best and most beautiful. Favoured by costume designers and the fashion set for its unique and alluring garments, it truly is a store for those special pieces that are sure to stay with you for a lifetime.
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