Exploring The Best Vintage Shops of West End

A cluster of vintage shops are drawing locals and tourists alike with their carefully curated collections of pre-loved fashion gems. From Y2K staples to retro cowboy boots, West End has become a go-to destination for vintage shopping. Let’s explore five of West End’s must-visit vintage havens.

SWOP Clothing Exchange

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With locations in West End and the CBD, SWOP is an iconic part of Brisbane’s secondhand scene. This longstanding boutique doesn’t just resell any old clothes — their experienced buyers hand-select each item from particular brands and eras. Browsing the racks, you’ll find current designers alongside vintage statement pieces meticulously assembled under one roof.

Memory Lane Vintage Store

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Step off bustling Burnett Lane into this cosy vintage cave housed in an ambient CBD arcade. With 17 sellers contributing their prize picks, Memory Lane overflows with an eclectic, ever-changing array of 80s, 90s and Y2K clothing and accessories from beloved brands like Juicy Couture and Nike. Keep an eye out for rare branded gems.

Brik Market

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Tucked away on Vulture Street, Brik Market lives up to its name as a sprawling permanent marketplace focused on Y2K vintage fashion. Over 10 sellers combine forces to fill every nook and cranny of the space with racks upon racks of 90s crop tops, joggers, mini bags and more from that iconic era of stylish insouciance.

The Love Bubble

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This long-running vintage haunt is a West End institution for graphic tees, jumpers, and all things 90s menswear and womenswear. Climbing the stairs, you’ll find seemingly endless racks devoted to each category, making it a surefire stop for vintage tee connoisseurs. With an entire floor dedicated to women’s vintage, fashionistas can easily lose an afternoon exploring.


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Neo-Generalist is an undisputed haven for vintage footwear, especially coveted cowboy boots. In addition to the outstanding boot collection, you’ll find an eclectic, highly curated array of vintage clothing and accessories from decades past alongside modern indie brands.

For shoppers seeking unique, sustainable fashion or just the thrill of scoring an exceptional vintage find, West End’s tight-knit community of vintage shops make it one of Brisbane’s premier destinations for stylish step back in time.

Published 25-May-2024