Root around vintage markets, fossick through op shops and get jeans snipped to fit
Get your arse in shape at De Jour
Dreary derriere? Forget trying to find the perfect fit off the rack. Perk up with your own custom fitted pair of De Jour jeans – all for the tight-arse price of around $40. De Jour, 542 Sydney Rd, Brunswick. (03 9380 4884). Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm.
Go your own way with the Humble Vintage
Ditch the sweaty public transport and blitz traffic in style by renting one of Matt Hurst’s humble vintage bicycles – whether a European gentleman’s bike or classic ladies step-through. CBD, St Kilda & Fitzroy. (0432 032 450). Day rental $30, weekend $45, week $80.
Feel good on a sustainable Op Shop Tour
Check out six to eight of Melbourne’s best op shops with armed with expert guides and the power of public transport. Just don’t be insufferable when you find the perfect bargain, OK? Various locations. Saturdays. $40-$75.
Discover hidden gems in Melbourne’s bazaars
Trawl through trash to find real treasures as you blaze a trail through Melbourne’s bazaars. Kitsch kitchenware, rare furniture, half-remembered childhood toys, and no-it-couldn’t-be-but-it-is finds, like original Thorens record players. Chapel St Bazaar, 217 Chapel St, Prahran. (03 9529 1727). Mon-Sun 10am–6pm. Smith St Bazaar, 305 Smith St, Fitzroy. (03 9419 4889). Mon 12 noon-6pm; Tue-Fri 11am-6pm; Sat-Sun 10.30am-5pm. Lost & Found Market, 1 Perry St, Collingwood & 511 Lygon St, Brunswick East. (03 9419 4477 & 03 9383 1883). Mon-Sun 10am-6pm.