Month: August 2015

Australia’s Best Op Shop

Well after a few months of nominations and voting I can am thrilled to announce we have a winner in the Australia’s best Op Shop competition. I have loved reading through all the nominations hearing about how fantastic you think some of your local op shops are across Australia. I have to point out how many wonderful things were said by so many about the volunteers and staff who make the op shops what they are.  You are appreciated by so many of your supporters! And the Winner Is….. Australia’s Best Shop 2015 goes to Red Cross Retail Bridge...

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Shepparton Missing Dresses SOS

Can you help Cassandra find her Grandma’s wedding dress? It was accidently donated to the Salvos Store on St Georges Rd, Shepparton a few weeks ago after Frances began reorganising, she laid the dresses out with other items that were later donated. Cassandra tells us the Salvos store “couldn’t have been any more helpful but unfortunately haven’t had any luck in recovering them”. The beautiful 1951 brocade satin and lace wedding dress that was accidently donated was handmade by her own mother for her wedding to her late husband Ken 64 years ago.  It was also worn by one of her nieces at their...

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Op Til You Drop with the RSPCA

RSPCA Victoria are giving you an even greater reason to “op til you drop” this National Op Shop Week by offering up a Village Cinemas Gold Class experience valued at $159. What does it involve? Op shopping thankfully. You can head out to one of their 15 Victorian stores, buy a fashion item and share it with them on Instagram at @RSPCAVictoria to be in with a chance of winning using #optilyoudrop It could be any of the following Killer heels A to die for vintage handbag Essential summer sunnies To be fair when it comes to op shops the...

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Another Chance Op Shop News

Another Chance Op Shop in Scullin is joining in the fun of National Op Shop Week which runs from the Sunday 23rd of August to Sunday the 30th across Australia.  What better excuse to shop, donate and support your local charities and not for profits. Throughout the week something will be on sale and not just a token 10 or 20% but a massive 50%.  Such a great gesture from them. If you’d like to visit them they are based at the Scullin shops on Ross Smith Crescent. You can read more about them on the directory listing here....

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New Op Shop to Mornington

Op shop fans in Mornington Victoria you’ll be pleased to know you can add a new op shop to your itinerary this month! On the 22nd August the New Peninsula Baptist Church opens an op shop at Unit 6 179 Mornington Tyabb Road in Mornington. The official opening ceremony will be at 10.30am and they have also arranged for face painters to be there to amuse young visitors on the day. To keep up your op shopping strength they have also organised a sizzle so you can shop and grab a bit to eat for a great local cause...

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