To paraphrase Forrest Gump, vintage shopping is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you're gonna get. And that's part of the appeal. It might take you several hours of browsing, but once you spot a unique statement piece that's just right for you, it's all worth it.

Each of our picks has a slightly different focus, but all are filled with possibility. Get browsing.

Vintage Carousel

Come often – the stock turns over quickly at this oasis for affordable vintage furniture and homewares.

26 Hawker Street, Bowden

Vintage Vulture

Rummage around for a rare find.

129 Currie Street, Adelaide

Ill-Gotten Gains

Genuine vintage clothing, vintage-look clothing, and proper service.

56 George Street, Thebarton

Fox On The Run Vintage

Pre-loved clothing curated like an art gallery.

238 Rundle Street, Adelaide

The Lion The Witch Vintage

Vintage clothing, direct from the UK and Europe.

58 Frome Street, Adelaide

The Commons Studio and Exchange

Swap quality pre-loved clothing, find one-off vintage pieces and scour for hidden treasures.

17 Young Street, Adelaide

Red House Shop & Cafe

A former Gilles Street Market stall turned permanent.

North Adelaide Railway Station War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide

Pineapple Vintage

Clothing, accessories, shoes, jewellery and lots of pineapples.

6 Rosetta Street, West Croydon

Midwest Trader

Adelaide’s largest collection of vintage American fashion.

Shop 1 4-10 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide

Push Pin

Gorgeous dresses from the '40s, ‘50s and ‘60s.

8 Crompton Street, Adelaide

Adelaide Vintage

Nothing gets a run unless it's in pristine condition.

Level 2, Myer Centre 22 Rundle Mall, Adelaide