Hand-picked vintage, perfectly altered and wardrobe ready is what you will find in this tiny treasure trove of a shop – Penni From the Block. Vintage lover Penni Pappas brings her collection to life after years of market stalls and pop-up shops around Melbourne in her first permanent space housed as part of the Union Club Shops.
She scours vintage far and wide and buys from collectors to give Melbourne shoppers a plethora of choices for ladies and lads, in bold colours, striking prints, animal prints; but the collection doesn’t stop at clothes. There’s bags and belts and a stunning collection of shoes including vintage Dior, Italian and French leather and UK labels. And for there’s a huge range of Japanese vintage inspired dresses in all sizes, colours and prints.
The collection features stunning wiggle dresses from the '50s, minis from the '60s, crazy bold prints from the '80s and grunge floral frocks from the ‘90s. And there’s also a bit of bric-a-brac to furnish your trendy inner-city pad, or buy that elusive gift for the person who has it all. But don’t come here expecting to find fur as Penni From the Block is strictly a No Fur Zone – fake or otherwise.
And, the best part, you can take your beer or wine upstairs while you browse.
Best for: Labelled vintage pieces from the '50s-'90s with a reasonable price tag.