“On a scale from Marie Kondo to Fyre Festival, how put together is your life right now?”
Since the outbreak of the ‘Marie Kondo Effect’ we’re certain that now more than ever you’ll want to be heading into your local thrift shop or vintage salon. Chapel Precinct has a plethora of incredible pre-loved goods stores. Check them out below.
These do-gooders are working to combat addiction in adolescents by giving 100% of money raised in all of their stores to Teen Challenge International Vic, their very own addictions rehabilitation centre. Designer labels sold at a fair price will have you strutting your stuff for a good cause.
77 Chapel St, Windsor
Op shopping, but not as you know it. This permanent market has everything weird and wonderful you can imagine. Chapel Street Bazaar is one of Melbourne’s iconic and longest running secondhand, antique and retro stores. The Chapel Street Bazaar is home to over 80 stall holders, each with their own passion, products and knowledge in the one convenient and well located store.
217 Chapel Street, Prahran
Look no further for all your pawnbroker needs, Chapel Street Pawnbrokers is the oldest pawn shop in Victoria (est. 1973) and she looks darn good for her age. A family run business with three generations of pawnbrokers on board, means you know they know their stuff. These guys specialise in new and estate jewellery.
378 Chapel St, South Yarra
Save money and lives at the Save The Children Op Shop in Windsor. More than just retail therapy, not only will you pick yourself up an array of recycled fashion pieces, books and some vintage and modern day gems, your purchases will help to create better lives for children in Australia and overseas.
59-61 Chapel St, Windsor
Prahran Mission’s Goodwill Shop raises much needed funds to support those living with mental illness or who are living with extreme economic or social disadvantage. A maze of clothing, books, CDs, household goods, furniture, and other rarities.
211 Chapel St, Prahran
Noted frequently as some of the best op shops in Melbourne – Sacred Heart Missions Op Shops have a unique personality and stock that reflects the spirit of the local community, adding a little local quirk to the shopping experience.
Windsor, 86/88 Chapel St, Windsor
Prahran, 110 Commercial Rd, Prahran
100% of the profits from your purchases and donations help fund The Salvation Army programs that transform lives for the better. A mission to end hunger, homelessness and build stronger families and communities – we like the sound of that.
115-117 Chapel St, Windsor
With regular donations, the Prahran Red Cross store is a well-organised (thanks to the awesome staff) treasure trove of pre-loved and new clothing, homewares, gifts and accessories always worth the trawl through.
188 Commercial Rd, Prahran
Cash Converters is evolving from Australia’s largest second-hand retailer and now strives to be Australia’s most reliable and compliant personal finance lender. Well worth the rummage – there are bargains everywhere.
Shop 3/233 Chapel St, Prahran
A mecca for luxe designer clothing, handbags and accessories, Hawkeye Vintage is a must-do for the pre-loved vintage lover. Head down to the Chapel Lane Pop Up Huts for some 70s to 90s era style. This is thrift shopping at its best people.
430 Chapel St, South Yarra
These guys are the consignment queens, Eurotrash is a Chapel Street icon, housed right next to Chapel Street Bazaar. Our top pick for all things authentic, designer and high-end. Think Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga and Prada, just to name a few. All in mint condition too.
4/217 Chapel Street, Prahran
Italian for ‘My Treasure’, Mio Tesoro specialises in authentic preloved designer handbags, shoes, clothes and accessories. Brands include Hermes, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Mio does not take the hand picking process lightly, so you know you’re getting top qual.
568 Chapel St, South Yarra
Hunters & dealers of fine, wearable treasure. From the sublime to the ridiculous, sourced in Melbourne & overseas. Shag’s Chapel Street location is the original and it’s stacked with collections of all your vintage faves. Think pre-loved jewellery, sunnies and furs. Warning: you may overdose on sparkle.
130 Chapel Street, Windsor
Okay, this is the spot you can spend hours playing dress ups. An organised chaos, a vintage salon supreme and a jewel in the crown of vintage shopping. Ball and Chain will leave you feeling well and truly inspired.
262 Chapel St, Prahran
If you’re not heading to The G this year and you’re on the hunt for a spot to watch the game with your crew, check out where the beverages will be bottomless, the food will be top notch and the screens will be airing the greatest sport in the world (to some…).
Culinary delights inspired by Latin America, Italy, Mexico, The Middle East and Jane Doe’s older brother have joined the Chapel Street Precinct.
Thankfully the team at Grand Lafayette are masters at Aizuchi: the Japanese art of listening, and as customers have requested more all-you-can-eat, they have delivered. From this month onward, you’re able to indulge in all your Grand Lafayette all-you-can-eat Japanese favourites and $1 beer, from as early as 11am every Saturday and Sunday.
In Search of the Truth at this year’s Melbourne Fringe.
2019 feels like it’s flying by but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to get into shape. Whether you’re getting a late start on your new years resolution or looking for new ways to up your fitness game for Summer, meeting those health and fitness targets has never been easier thanks to Pran Central.
As a Chapel Street resident of a number of years, I’ve noticed a few changes in our community. But I’ve also observed a few things that are iconically Chapel Street that only residents can truly relate to. When you know, you know.
If you’ve never taken a trip to Greville Street, you’re seriously missing out. This petite Prahran street leads you gently from the hustle of Chapel Street, into a warm village of boutique makers, retailers & artists.
The Prahran Square car park is now open for business! 500 undercover parks and electric car charging stations right in the heart of the Chapel Street Precinct. Plus, it’s only $1 for 2 hours!