$$$ Price guide: getting pricey
Hello pretty vintage dresses! If the wonderfully vibrant fabrics of Shappere’s shirts, skirts and dresses aren’t enough to lure you inside this smallish vintage store then perhaps the divine collection of leather jackets and shoes will do the trick. The Smith Street store opened its doors in 2008 and is one of two Shappere stores currently operating in Melbourne (the other is located on Chapel Street). Beyond the enchanting window display you will find a collection of both mens and womens-wear, including shirts, skirts, dresses, jackets, vests, shoes, bags, hats, belts, sunglasses and jewellery.
At the time I visited there was a customer interested in trading his current demin jacket – which was too big – for one that fitted. It was not a direct trade but he received 50% off his purchase in return for handing over his ill-fitting jacket – seems like a pretty good deal. I’m unsure whether this trade-in option is available to all customers or just a select few, if you are interested in trading something it may be worth a shot. Shappere has taken the hard work out of vintage shopping but like many of the more selective vintage stores in Melbourne you will have to pay for the convenience. The quality and diversity of stock is excellent – I would highly recommend checking this place if you’re happy to pay a little more to have so many delightful items at your fingertips. I will certainly be coming back!
191 Smith Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065
03 9533 2006
Monday – Wednesday: 11 – 6pm
Thursday – Friday: 11 -6.30pm
Saturday: 10 – 5.30pm
Sunday: 12 – 5pm