Your guide to Perth’s best second-hand shops
Say hello to a more stylish, thrifty and eco-friendly way of shopping.
The reasons to start embracing preloved threads are never ending. If you’re a shopaholic, second-hand shopping allows to you to shop to your heart’s content without breaking the bank. If you take your style seriously, it’s the perfect way of ensuring you won’t be caught in the same outfit as someone else. And lastly, if you’re an environmentally concerned shopper (after all, it’s no secret that fast fashion is bad news for the environment), second-hand clothes will quell any of your ethical concerns. Oh, and not to mention wearing something thrifted earns you some serious street cred.
So why not check out the best secondhand shops Perth has to offer for some (literally) one-of-a-kind and environmentally friendly additions to your wardrobe? Alternatively, if you’re on the opposite end of the spectrum, and looking to make some space in your overflowing wardrobe, why not donate your threads to one of these second-hand treasure troves?
Second Time Around
66 Angove Street, North Perth
Second Time Around is Perth’s original womenswear consignment shop. It was established in 1974, so you can rest assured they know what they’re doing. Second Time Around stocks both contemporary and high-end second-hand threads, ranging from size 6 to 18. There’s items from all over the world at a range of prices from clothes and shoes to vintage accessories.
If you’re looking to clear out your wardrobe, simply take your preloved threads to Second Time Around and they’ll handle it for you from there. If your clothes are purchased within eight weeks, you’ll earn 50% of the selling price. After then, you can choose to have your clothes donated to a charity of your choice.
3b/250 Oxford Street, Leederville
The team at Mercado32 are all about buying and selling a lovingly curated range of modern and vintage women’s clothing, regardless of the shape and size. If you’re looking for trendy, vibrant pieces, you’re bound to find something you like within minutes of browsing their website or heading into their Leederville shop. The brands on offer range from your well-known favourites such as Country Road and Cue, to high-end labels like Isabel Marant, Ellery, Dion Lee, and Marc by Marc Jacobs. If you choose to sell your preloved clothes to Mercado32, you’ll receive 50% store credit or 25% cash value up front of your item.
Milk N Honey
9 Gladstone Street, Perth
Milk N Honey is an op shop run by volunteers from Youth With A Mission, and supports community development projects. They stock not only second-hand clothing but a range of plants so you can curate your bedroom jungle while getting your op shop on. This stylish space regularly holds promotions such as ‘happy hour sales’ where everything is $1 or $2 for an hour, and ‘Fabulous Fridays’ where everything is 25% off, so you’re bound to get bang for your buck at this second-hand gem.
Fi & Co
260 William Street, Northbridge
Located in the heart of Northbridge, Fi & Co is a treasure trove of both vintage and new season clothing, local handcrafted goods, shoes, accessories, collectables, and even soy candles. Founded by Perth local Fiona, this mix of new and old is what makes Fi & Co a Northbridge favourite. If you’re after some stylish, unique pieces, this is the boutique for you.
388 Cambridge Street, Wembley
Tucked away in Wembley, Bluebird Vintage is your one-stop vintage shop for women’s wear, accessories, retro homewares, antique and collectables. Stepping into this vintage haven is like stepping into another era, so you can bet it’s the perfect stop for a unique gift or some quirky homewares to inject character into your space.