Month: January 2015

Another Chance Op Shop Summer Sale

Another Chance Op Shop Summer Sale Simon who volunteers at this op shop wanted to let you ACT op shoppers know Another Chance Op Shop is having a huge Summer Sale until the end of February with 50% off all clothing! You can find Another Chance Op Shop at Cnr Ross Smith Cres and McIntosh Street, Scullin Their number is 02 6278 4135 Simon writes “Another Chance Op Shop has been selling treasures to customers for over 20 years and I constantly hear customers say that we have the cheapest items in the local region.” If you’re adding a...

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Vinnies in Alice Springs Turns 50!

“Vinnies in Alice Springs Turns 50 50 Years of Op Shopping I think that deserves a party or two and that’s what is being planned in Alice Spring mid year. Melissa got in touch to let us know about her store. Vinnies was originally located on Gap Rd in a building that now houses the Gap Youth Centre. I asked what makes their shop special (they are all special though of course). “We receive lots of comments from interstate visitors saying we are the nicest op shop they have been to and I think it is because we are so well organised, products are arranged in very distinct categories and I believe we divide our clothing into more categories than the average op shop, for example instead of having a rack of ladies ‘bottoms’ we have a separate rack for, shorts, skirts, jeans, gym clothes, plus sizes, work wear, casual trousers, maternity and vintage. Our customers find it very easy to navigate the store and find what they want quickly. Donations are sorted and stored on site and we welcome customers requests for us to check the warehouse for specific items, broadening their range of choice. We have recently upgraded our shop fittings to improve our customers shopping experience. ” That sounds amazing and the photos show a pretty amazing layout. Starting in February they will be introducing Thursday late night shopping, opening until 7pm. How awesome are late night...

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Dress Ups Wanted – Calling All Mini Superheroes!

If your little Spiderman’s pants come up to his knees, your Jnr Batman’s briefs are cutting off his circulation or Elsa’s frock is now “so last year” you may be able to help as dress ups are wanted in WA! I got a message from Mike who’s an avid op shop fan himself asking if anyone is able to help the Telethon Type 1 Family Centre stock an awesome dress up box for the children who will be at the centre. The Telethon Type 1 Family Centre is a non profit organisation that is setting up a centre for children with type...

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Inspirational Op Shoppers – Decorating

Thrifty Decorating Ideas from Inspirational Op Shoppers Wendy dropped me a brief message showing me her newly decorated bedroom which has been done on a thrifty op shop budget, I had to ask if she’d tell us more and share a few more photos. “Hi, I thought I’d share this pic of our bedroom we finished last weekend with the help of my op shop finds The white doona, cream crochet overlay, curtain on wall above bed and the hooks to drape either side of bed, linen toppers on chest all chests of draws, photo frames on bedsides and...

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Q&A with Round She Goes Markets

Huge thanks to Emma from the awesome Round She Goes Preloved Fashion Markets for taking time out to tell us a bit about her op shopping pastime. If you’re a fan of vintage, designer and supporting recycled fashions this is one market not to miss.  There are several locations and markets are held through the year, Facebook and website info below. What has been your most treasured op shop find and why? My weakness in life is designer handbags, especially ones that I get without paying RRP! The first one I ever found in an op shop was a...

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