01 Sep 2015

Looking for vintage shops, retro stores and markets in Adelaide and beyond? Read our guide today.


One man’s trash is definitely another’s treasure. If you're on the hunt for a retro piece or vintage goods, clothes and curios, here are some places to drop by.

Inner city adelaide

The Antique Market is a jumble of mini stalls from more than 20 dealers offering antiques and curios. Leave plenty of time to explore this treasure chest of jewellery, clothing, toys, militaria, and collectables. There is a huge book section out the back too. Located at 32 Grote Street, opposite the Adelaide Central Market. It's open from Tuesday-Saturday.

Fox on the Run specialises in vintage and retro clothing that has been selected by store owner Meghan Fox. They also stock some homewares, records and locally handmade products by a range of upcoming names. Open Tuesday-Saturday at 238 Rundle Street.

Adelaide Hills

The hills are alive with the sound of bargain lovers squealing with delight. Just 20 minutes drive from Adelaide, enter a world of trinkets and treasures.

Start at The Warehouse @ Woodside which specialises in tools and hardware. At Magnolia at Oakbank you'll be swooning over the beautiful chinaware, fabulous florals and gorgeous jewellery.

Hahndorf has a generous handful of delightful shops. Grass Roots Vintage offers a mix of time-honoured trinkets inside and rare rustic goods out the back. Hugo’s is bursting with quirky and colourful goodies.

Fleurieu Peninsula

About 45 minutes drive from Adelaide is the picturesque town of Strathalbyn - a mecca for antique aficionados. High Street is lined with antique shops, bric-a-brac outlets, op-shops and second-hand book stores. Visit in August and head along to the annual Strathalbyn Antique Fair.

The coastal town of Yankalilla is going through a retro revival! You’ll be amazed at the diverse range of collectables at the Yankalilla Trading Store (just look for the big yellow chook!). Make sure you stop for a bite to eat and milkshake at the funky 21 Junk St Café after you’ve browsed through their shed at the rear.

Love scouring the markets? See a full list of markets in South Australia.


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