Even if you are a person who can often be found walking down Smith Street, soaking in the sights and sounds of the busy heart of Collingwood, what might come as a surprise to some is that there’s a truly unique vintage store sitting directly in the centre of the area. Say hello to Lagoon Vintage – offering a selection that leans towards funky prints, colours and styles over your standard denim and weathered looks. The store is not only geared towards lovers of alternative vintage, but those looking to delve past its boundaries. Their imports hail from locations such as the United States, Europe and Japan and so you can pick up a flashy haori imported directly from Osaka at a very reasonable price. There’s plenty of eye candy in the form of retro patterns, popcorn tops and floral prints, but beyond that, there’s jewellery and fashion on offer from resident designers. Handcrafted rings, earrings and third eye glasses can be found in stock, along with flashy puff paint hats to help you stick out during festival season. There’s also Doc Martens on sale for those looking for a quality boot too. Pricewise, they’re more than affordable, keeping blouses and men’s shirts around the $15-35 mark, while dresses are closer to $20-55.