Whether you’re a pro at spotting second-hand gems or want to try being a more sustainable shopper, wander through some of these shops for the best, most unique pre-loved fashions, homewares, antiques and more! Not only is it light on your wallet but also good for the environment.


Find your next staple fashion piece that has that ‘wow’ factor from Designer Op Shop Emporium in Fyshwick. As you look through their extensive range of pre-loved pieces including designer fashion, vintage and retro collections, modern interiors and luxury consignment you’ll be wondering why anyone would part with such beautiful pieces. You can also browse through some of their pieces on their online store.


Want somewhere you can shop and sell pre-loved clothing? Goodbyes located on Lonsdale Street in Braddon is your answer. They provide a resale service and a second-hand shopping experience that limits your environmental impact all at the same time. In store, you will find Australian and international designers, unique vintage and well-made clothing, footwear and accessories in need of a new home.


Have a wander through the broad range of antique, vintage and retro collectables at Down Memory Lane and pick up your next unique piece to display in your home or on yourself!


Beginning their recycling goods store in Bowral, Dirty Janes is for all vintage lovers. In their large warehouse in Fyshwick, find a wide collection of collectables, antiques, homewares, furniture and more just waiting to be taken home and loved by their next owner.


Established in 1987, the team at Material Pleasures have a good eye for pre-owned treasures. This is your place to find recent season designer items from a number of well-known brands including Country Road, Bec & Bridge and Oroton. On their website find their extensive list of brands they have available and even purchase something online.


With nearly two decades of experience, The Auction Barn offers a premium auction viewing and bidding experience, as well as a retail space with spacious themed showrooms filled to the brim with local antique and collectable offerings. Visit them in-store, join in on their weekly curated auctions via their website, or stalk their socials to find your next treasure!


All about helping Canberrans become their best-dressed selves, Communities at Work’s Best Dressed store in Manuka stocks high quality, pre-loved, special occasion and work-ready clothes and accessories. The store is an extension of their clothing program which helps financially vulnerable people returning or starting work by providing business attire free of charge. The permanent store now helps raise money towards the organisation’s food pantries for vulnerable Canberrans, so shoppers can help those in need and limit their environmental impact by buying and donating clothing at the same time.


There might not be a physical store, however, the Canberra Fashion Exchange is a great place to find cheap pre-loved and sometimes even new clothes from others around the capital. With new posts being made daily, there is a large range of clothes and accessories up for grabs. Looking for something in particular? Just post on the page with what you are after and see if anyone has something you might like. Request to join the group today!


Found in Haig Park on the first Saturday of every month, Suitcase Rummage is the best place to sell and collect pre-loved clothing and accessories straight out of a suitcase. It’s a great place to meet some like-minded people, make a swap, find a bargain or have a good old-fashion haggle.