“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.
262 Chapel St, 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
Grab your mates, pull up a deckchair, slap on some sunscreen and watch the Channel 9 tennis live broadcast on a 10 metre mega screen.
Midsumma Festival is Australia’s premier queer arts and cultural festival, bringing together a diverse mix of LGBTQIA+ artists, performers, communities and audiences. Here’s what you can see and experience from Midsumma Festival in the Chapel Street Precinct.
While Chapel Street is the home of the best bites, cafes & restaurants, it’s also the best place to get your rig into shape! Put down the fries, here are some of the top places for fitness on Chapel!
Grab a buddy, a pal, or even a BAE and get your brunch on! Bright, bold & beautiful. A farm to fork mantra sets the tone for the brunch menu, which has everything from fruit filled bircher to scrambled eggs & seaweed.
If you’re sitting on the plane (or anywhere really) reading this and dreading the thought of staying with your family, we’ve got a suggestion, don’t.
We’ve got the lowdown on the some of the best bars to check out, and we would know because we’re #AllBoutIt. Here’s some of our favourite bars in Chapel Precinct.
Welcomed as one of Australia’s biggest and most innovative examples of mixed urban design – Prahran Square will provide 10,000 square metres of public space, more than Federation Square.
Before this article had even started, we could feel the Melburnian eyes of judgement piercing through their screens. Coffee is quite possibly THE most important part of our lives, closely followed by #fashun and eating at every new restaurant before it’s reviewed by Broadsheet.