There are many ways to shop cheaply in Melbourne and one of them is to head to the Brunswick area and visit some of the hidden corners of Sydney Road. Believe it or not, this area is almost 24km in length, so in order not to waste too much time wondering around, we picked few interesting places you might like.
You and your wallet in particular. From kinky pieces and vintage clothing to high quality jeans, this is what we warmly recommend.
You probably already know there are many stores of this brand all over the city, but still...what you didn’t know is the fact this one is not like all the others. Let us tell you what’s the trick. The store of Kinki Gerlinki on Sydney Road is one of the rare that has massive garage sale each year for one week. And when we say sale, we mean big tame sale – 90 percent off to almost everything! Until that happens, you can check out their lattest spring collections: Imagine, Good morning, Take the ride, Keep it clean, Spahgetti Western and much more.
209 Sydney Rd
„Every pin up girl’s fantasy“is the easiest way to describe this magic little place.
It was founded in 1996. by fashion designers Joy Liakis and Natalie Fowler. Both of them are fans of punk, historical design and old movies and they decided to join all that together in their innovative pieces. It’s interesting that most of the clothing is inspired by the art of corsetry. They specialise in vintage and old Hollywood-inspired designs and will gladly not only sell the item to you, but tailor it to make the perfect fit and make you come back again. Much of the pair’s inspiration comes from the groundbreaking designers such as Chanel, Dior, Vionnet, Balenciaga, Mugler, Galliano, Gaultier and Westwood.
Great reviews of the customers are all over their Facebook page and you can also find out more about the latest collections and sales. At the moment, they are promoting seductive colorful dresses from the glam era of the 1930s and 1950s with the slogan: Dress like you are already famous.
Tip: for ladies who are lipstic fans, visit their website where you will find 2 special shades, replicas from 1922. and 1952, from their latest collection Besame lipstic.
Find more here.
155 Sydney Rd
Maybe one the most famous stores on Sydney Road - a factory outlet that also offers an alterations and repairs service. Established since 1989. outlet sells an extensive range of high quality jeans, all made in Melbourne. The price range is from $40 only to $55. Store owner Nam usually helps customers to choose the pair of any wash or cut and then tailors them for free on the spot. Alterations usually last for 30-90 minutes, depending on what needs to be done. Still, rarely anyone complains. This place is sometimes so packed with people it’s not unusal seeing long line on Saturday mornings in front of the store. Anyway - search no more for great affordable jeans!
Check facebook page here.
542 Sydney Rd