Whenever I’m trawling the city —which is quite often I’ll make a B-line for Swanston St, I’ll look for the little A-board with the illustrated rocket plastered on it and make my way up the stairs to a treasure trove of vintage goodness that is Retro Star.
This place is so jam packed full of clothes and treasures it becomes overwhelming and you end up leaving empty handed because there is simply too much to choose from, well for me anyway. Is it expensive? a one-off second hand dress will cost around $50 and up, I guess this is okay! it really depends on your budget, I wont pay $60 for a second hand dress with a yellowing neck-line no sireeee. But I do recommend you take the time and sift, sift deep and you will come out a winner unlike me and my Anal Shopping Tendencies. damn you AST.
Here are some photos I took on the weekend, it was a little dark in there and I didn’t want to draw attention to myself by having the flash on and have the girls who were all dressed up to the nines— like you do, trying on frocks and paisley shirts— think I was being a paparazzi Nikon swinging twat so some of the photos are a tad dull but hopefully I’ve captured the feel of this amazing hidden treasure trove, and this is only half of it.