Alternative & retro clothing aplenty!
The original, and in the hearts of many supporters, still the best of our op shops. Situated in the grand 100 year-old Sacred Heart Mission church hall, in the heart of St Kilda, this op shop boasts a vast array of treasures, from alternative and retro clothing, books, jewellery and music to furniture, heaps of hats, and everything in between, be it vintage, modern or just plain ugly!
This store is bursting with character, from the whales hanging from the roof, kooky mannequins and statues, to the oriental style fans, old clocks and records plastered everywhere – if the decorations don’t hold your interest, then the ever evolving stock, with an emphasis on retro and alternative clothing, is sure to entice.
The ample space of the store allows the staff and volunteers to display a huge range of stock for the browser including a massive array of men’s and women’s wear (including in larger sizes), a kids corner, a wall full of shoes, furniture, mirrors and prints, crockery and an enormous books section.
The St Kilda op shop’s rock n roll reputation is well placed, with the staff and volunteers proudly sharing their best music selections, to help create a great atmosphere for the shoppers to bop along to. The stock also upholds this reputation, as amongst the treasures you’ll find a huge variety of denim, leather and vinyl for both the femme fatale and rocker in your life.
When we last visited the St Kilda op shop some random finds included old Rolling Stone magazines from as far back as 1979, vintage radios and electronics, old style shaving kits, deck chairs, tagines and an amazing wedding dress!
A meeting place for the locals, the St Kilda Op Shop in Grey Street is unpretentious and charming – a quintessential St Kilda shopping experience!
Mon - Sat 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sun 10am - 5pm
87a Grey Street, St Kilda
03 9536 8437