The racks are tight with polka-dot skirts, funky blazers and retro ties but you’ll find most of the hunting has been done for you at Hunter Gatherer. A visit will bring you back to the days spent sifting through grandma’s closet, dusting off old dresses from the 50s and 60s.
Dedicated volunteers from the Brotherhood of St Laurence handpick the best quality vintage and contemporary pieces from generous donations to fill the now twin (a second store opened in Royal Arcade) op-like shops.
A little musty inside – understandably so – the store has a pleasant community vibe, stocking ethical and fair-trade products.
A chest of rings made from old teaspoons sits on the front counter. This jewellery is by Greg Mann, a designer who makes use of unpolished antique cutlery. His creations are sold alongside those by Tristan Sinclair, another local who has partnered with the charity by recycling donations for new label Iphi.