In a tiny arcade in Hawthorn, incongruously rubbing shoulders with Asian takeaways and the underpass to Glenferrie train station, is Hobo Clothing. Anna Teplitzky says her shop is like “stepping into a girlfriend’s wardrobe”. She stocks Japanese and Korean vintage for the quality of fabric and attention to detail - whether that be button or trim.
“My shop is half secondhand designer and half vintage,” says Anna. “Girls bring in their clothes that they don't wear anymore and I buy from them, so there’s no consignment, just cash in hand.”
Insider’s tip - keep an eye out for vintage dress sales that Hobo Clothing put on at Jimmy Watson’s Wine Bar, 333 Lygon Street, Carlton.