For lovers of all things vintage, whether its fashion, classic cars, or furniture with a story, Malta is ideal. Brimming with history, the Maltese islands have plenty to see, wear and experience from a bygone age.
Here are the 5 top places in Malta that are a must-visit for any vintage enthusiast.
The Warehouse – Vintage
Merchants Street, Valletta
Most vintage-lovers have a passion for wearing authentic vintage fashion, and in Malta one of the best places to find it is in The Warehouse – Vintage store in Savoy Arcades in Valletta. With all clothing, shoes and accessories dating from the 1970s to the 1990s, and sporting brands such as Diesel, Fred Perry and Levis, this hdden gem in Malta’s capital city is the ultimate spot to snap up an affordable and unique vintage piece. www.facebook.com/thewarehousevintage/
17, Triq Ganu, Birkirkara
This vintage furniture store is so much more than your average dusty antique shop – in fact, Shabby Chic is Malta’s favourite one-stop-shop to buy and upcycle used furniture. With a massive range of large and small pieces in stock, from mirrors and cabinets to wardrobes and hat stands, customers can opt to buy pieces as-is, or request the specialised team to upcycle them on their behalf, however they choose.
Malta Classic Car Collection
Tourists Street, Qawra
Anyone whose love of vintage extends to classic cars is in luck, as this Classic Car museum in Qawra is bursting with them. From T-Birds to Spitfires and Fiats to Fords, the vast selection of vehicles has been restored to pristine condition, so to stroll through the exhibition is to revisit the golden eras of motoring. What’s more, the museum also features a collection of memorabilia from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, such as gramophones, antique television sets, jukeboxes and fashions, to complete the vintage experience.
Lascaris War Rooms
Lascaris Ditch, Valletta
Located 150 feet underneath Valletta’s Upper Barracca Gardens and Saluting Battery, the Lascaris War Rooms was one of Malta’s best-kept secrets during the Second World War. With a network of underground tunnels and chambers, these war rooms were Britain’s War Headquarters in Malta, where some of the most important wartime decisions were made. Today, this historic complex has been painstakingly restored to its former glory, so that the visiting public can experience exactly what it must have been like during the war.
Fly the Fly Vintage
6A Manuel Dimech Street, Sliema
Selling men and women’s vintage apparel and accessories that have been sourced by its own experienced fashion team from around the world, Fly the Fly Vintage has earned a place in the hearts of vintage enthusiasts worldwide. The top-quality garments include original pieces from the 1950s to the 1990s, including street styles, glamorous party frocks, sophisticated office wear, and elegant classics.