$$$ Price guide: getting pricey
In amongst the trendy cafes and sleek clothing stores on Brunswick Street you will find a number of great vintage stores, including Currency. It was a miserable Melbourne day when I visited, making the vibrantly coloured selection in store all the more enticing. The collection is predominantly clothing (men’s and women’s), accessories and shoes, with a smattering of specialty items such as a secondhand typewriter for $30 (see photo below). The store is well set out and full to the brim with good quality stock which makes for happy vintage hunting.
I must admit I found the staff a little frosty at first – they were somewhat reluctant for me to be taking photos in the store – but once explained myself things were all hunky dory and they left me to browse the delightful selection in peace. For me the highlight was the ravishing orange handbag hanging in the window display and the fantastic array of summer dresses, which I will be returning for come springtime (given the inclement weather it didn’t seem appropriate to be buying a summer dress). Pop in next time you’re in the area!
246 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, 3065
(03) 9416 3553
Monday -Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm