Wondering where to bag a bargain? We know a shocking amount of fast fashion ends up in landfill – so we are big supporters of finding great second-hand clothes that you can give a second life.
We’ve given you our picks of both in Darwin – whether that’s in good old fashion op-shops or specially curated vintage stores.
2/62 Aralia Street, Nightcliff
‘Opportunity Knocks’ is a store run by Henbury School – and one of our favourite things about it is that the op shop doubles as a training facility for students with special needs – it’s run entirely by Henbury School staff, students, and a small group of dedicated volunteers.
They’ve got a specials rack out the front and it’s usually got a couple of retro gems on it! They are open Monday – Friday 9:00am – 3:30pm, and Saturday’s 9:00am -2:00pm.
The best bit? There’s a café there too!
21 Cummins Street, Nightcliff
Is there anything better than a cuppa and a bargain? Frilly’s morning tea and coffee space at Nightcliff Uniting Church serves up Fair Trade coffee, tea, and hot chocolate by donation every Saturday morning.
The Nightcliff Uniting Church’s op shop is open Friday afternoons 4 – 6:00pm and Saturday 9 -12, but we recommend Saturday just for the coffee!
This store has a treasure trove of clothes all at extremely reasonable prices – we’ve found everything from fashion label dresses for work, to vintage overalls & oversized tees.
1B Carperntaria House, 13 Cavenagh Street, Darwin City
Bowerbird Recycle is a Darwin-based retail fashion store selling recycled fashion alongside samples and new items.
It’s much less op-shop, much more vintage recycled boutique. The prices are naturally higher than your average op-shop – but the quality of the brands reflect that!
They also stock new designer jewellery brands – a favourite is the pictured Kitx range by designer Kit Willow, and they have recycled designer handbags galore!
FANNIE BAY VINNIES
1/13 Fannie Bay Pl, Fannie Bay
This gem is located in the little shopping strip at Fannie Bay, and is stocked up with lotsssss of clothes, games, and books – so make sure you allow time to sift – because there are usually a few gems!!
3 Bradshaw Terrace, Casuarina NT 0810
The thing we love about the Casuarina Vinnies is that it’s often visually merchandised – it’s got a real bit of atmosphere! It’s another large-format store across the road from the shopping centre, so again give yourself time to sift!
AND COMING SOON…
Stay tuned for this one, because we couldn’t be more excited! Nightcliff sure is making its mark as the home of vintage and secondhand… coming soon is the brand new Sister Buffalo!
A curated second-hand fashion store in Darwin – word on the street is that the sisters recently made their way down the East Coast sourcing ALL of the coolest second-hand threads to bring back to our hot little hands in Darwin.
The shop is currently in the process of fit-out, on Pavonia Place in Nightcliff. They’re hoping to be open by late December – so stay tuned for updates on that!!
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