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Five must-shop stops on a vintage shopping trail

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Love a browse through a vintage shop or two? How about five.

While this is by no means a comprehensive list, here’s a sneak peek of Fyshwick’s antique, second-hand and vintage scene.


Starting as a small boutique on Braddon’s Lonsdale Street, Designer Op Shop Emporium (or DOSE as it has been coined by acronym-loving Canberrans) has expanded to an airy and oh-so-stylish warehouse in Fyshwick that serves not only as a showroom for high-quality second-hand clothing (including many designer pieces) but also an emporium for other boutiques such as curated homewares store Luxe & Beau, vintage haven Twisting Vintage and florist Eight Stems.


Make sure to put aside ample time when diving into the depths of Canty’s. One of Canberra’s most beloved hidden gems, Canty’s offers 1.2 kilometres of shelves stuffed with every genre you can imagine, from leatherbound classics to a vast children’s and young adult section.


Bowral’s doyenne of vintage treasures Jane Crowley chose well when she selected Fyshwick for her first-ever satellite store.

The expansive warehouse boasts more than 2000 square metres of tiny individual stores, each curating their own selection of vintage and retro goodness. After a long day of shopping, stop off for a coffee and a bite to eat at Billy T’s Larder.


A paradise for lovers of antique and vintage homewares, furniture, fashion and trinkets, Down Memory Lane is a rabbit warren of treasures.

Keep an eye out for their ever-changing collection of mid-century furniture, kitschy Mad Men-era dinner sets and oodles of retro fashion.


Specialising in elevated second-hand clothing from staple and designer labels, Material Pleasures is a must-do for op-shopping lovers—and label hounds.

Hand-selected by discerning staff, you’ll find an eclectic mix of casual and workwear through to occasion outfits and an impressive selection of shoes and accessories.

Want even more inspiration?

Check out VisitCanberra’s Neighbourhood Guide to Fyshwick, Majura and Pialligo here.

Feature image: DOS Emporium by Lauren Sutton.

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