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Designer warehouse clearances, pop-up sales and huge pre-loved markets abound in Melbourne this month

Vintage and retro

The Love Vintage and Retro Fair
This two-day festival celebrates vintage and retro style not simply as a fashion statement, but as a way of life. Carlton, May 16-18.

Retrostar warehouse sale
Vintage clothing mega-shop Retrostar seems to be an overflowing source of quality pre-loved dresses, shirts, jackets, sunnies and shoes. Brunswick, Sat May 17.

Rag Trade & Recycle Market
At Collingwood's newest market, you'll not only find pre-loved clothes of high quality, but brand new garments from local designers and homemade one-offs for the collection. Collingwood, Saturdays.

 

Designer sales

Dion Lee warehouse sale
If you’re already hyped up for the opening of Dion Lee’s first stand-alone Melbourne store – opening in August at Emporium Melbourne – then you’ll jump on the chance to pick up some of the young Aussie designer’s high-end fashion at this ten-day warehouse sale. South Yarra, May 7-17.

Lucy Folk sample sale
If pineapples, pizzas and watermelons are things that you’d just as soon wear as gobble up, then you need to make time this Thursday for a very special opportunity. Melbourne, Thu May 15.

Christian Kimber pop-up sale
Classically designed, impeccably handmade, effortlessly stylish: men’s footwear designer Christian Kimber will showcase his collection in a two-day sale, hosted by CBD café Little Mule. May 16-17.

Camilla warehouse sale
Fashionistas, Camilla is calling. For the first time in Melbourne, the Sydney designer is offering up to 80 per cent off her women’s and kidswear, swimwear, shoes and accessories. Prahran, May 16-18.

 

Special events

Shopping Day at Highpoint
Highpoint Shopping Centre is putting on a day of style, taste and family fun that will get you rubbing your hands together in excitement for all things winter. Maribyrnong, Wed May 21.

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