Retro Metro Paddington
As someone who purchases on average at least two items of clothing a week, I still manage to have the â€œI DONâ€™T HAVE ANY CLOTHESâ€ breakdown every time I need to dress to impress. As a university student, my income is not nearly sufficient enough to support my desired shopping habits, however I have learnt to adapt.
Vintage clothing storesâ€¦my walletâ€™s very own happy place. My love for vintage clothing started young, as I began to raid the boxes of clothes my mother had stored from her teens. Denim overalls, spandex tights, and blazers with gigantic shoulder padsâ€¦she had it all. Well, until I took it. Since then I have loved vintage items and the novelty of owning a one off item, a piece of fashion history.
Paddington is renowned for its vintage shopping, a curious mix of independent designer stores, op-shops and antique stores. All within walking distance, you are sure to find what you are after whether that is a beautiful gown, statement jacket or cheap denim.
Retro Metro is one of the retro jewels of the suburb; jam packed with an array of items from era upon era. Opening in 2004, Retro Metro has expanded to comprise of both a main store and also a clearance garage. Owner and Manager, Colin Baker, is certain that the vintage scene will continue to grow within Paddington over the next years.
â€œThere are more vintage and retro stores in Paddington than beforeâ€¦personally I love any store that offers value and a nice atmosphere.
â€œI love vintage clothing because itâ€™s well designed and well made.â€
Buying from both the general public and other collectors, the store offers a range of stock that varies in price from $5 to $500.
Other affordable places to grab some goodies in Paddington include Vinnies, RaRa Superstar, Endeavour Foundation and La La Latrobe.
Where: 27 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington 4064
Opening Hours for Retro Metro Main Store
Monday-Friday: 10am till 5pm
Sunday: 11am till 4pm
Opening Hours for The Garage Clearance
Wednesday-Saturday: 10am till 4.30pm
Sunday: 11am till 3.30pm
07 3876 3854