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!

Another Chance Op Shop Scullin

Another Chance Op Shop Scullin

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 50% off to already cheap prices this sounds like a great op shop deal.  Don’t forget to check your cupboards before you go to see if you can drop some donations off also!

 

Another Chance Op Shop Scullin

Another Chance Op Shop Scullin

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri 10.00 am to 4.30 pm
Sat 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
Another Chance Op Shop Scullin

Another Chance Op Shop Scullin

If you’d like to get in touch with me about an op shop sale, event or to submit something for the site contact me here

I’m happy to include all things op shop related, vintage, preloved, upcycled and generally kind to the environment.

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.

Bric a Brac at Alice Springs Vinnies Op Shop

Bric a Brac at Alice Springs Vinnies Op Shop

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.

Vinnies Alice Spring Op Shop

Vinnies Alice Spring Op Shop

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. ”

Vinnies Alice Spring Op Shop

Vinnies Alice Spring Op Shop

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 hours at op shops for all those who work or prefer to shop minus the babies and toddlers. Do you op shop late night or would you if it was offered?

Vinnies Alice Spring Op Shop

Vinnies Alice Spring Op Shop

When – They are open Mon to Fri, 9 to 5 and Sat 9 to 1pm

Where – You can find them at 38 Railway Terrace, Alice Springs NT 0870

If you’re local to Alice springs be kept up to date with your local op shop’s news and events by following them on Facebook here

If you’d like to have your op shop featured just drop me a message below.

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Dress Ups Wanted – Calling All Mini Superheroes!

Dress Ups Wanted in WA

Dress Ups Wanted in WA

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 1 diabetes in Stirling WA.

They have just put the call out for lovers of op shopping and costuming to assist with donations or otherwise to create the best children’s dress up box for the soon to be completed centre.

This box will provide entertainment to the kids (and no doubt other family members) during the potential long waits in the centre. Anyone with young kids knows patience is not always their finest asset!

Dress Ups Wanted

Dress Ups Wanted

You can find more about the Telethon Type 1 Family Centre by jumping onto their Facebook page here or having a look at the website here drop them a message if you can help with the dress ups that are wanted.  What a great imitative.

Feel free to contact me  if you have an op shop event, preloved or vintage market you want to let us know about.

Inspirational Op Shoppers – Decorating

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
$20 vintage op shop mirror

$20 vintage op shop mirror

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 the lampshades (which I revamped with doilies) were all purchased from op shops, I’m really happy with how it’s all come together and thought I’d share with you, as you can achieve a lot from recycling, reusing and find wonderful things in op shops.
Revamped doily lamp from the op shop

Revamped doily lamp from the op shop

I am from North Yunderup ( situated half way between Mandurah and Pinjarra, Western Australia.
The op shops were in either Mandurah or Pinjarra, Vinnies, the Salvos, Anglicare, or our local Mayday op shops which we have 2 of and local church op shops. Even when we went away at the end of November for our anniversary to Margaret river we spent the weekend at op shops and some garage sales if we passed one, instead of all the wineries as you normally do, I just enjoy it more and it makes more sense to me.
I’m a regular op shopper as I sew handmade crafts which my sister and I attend The Smart Street Parties once a month over the summer months, I try to incorporate as much recycling and reusing as possible in my products I sell. “
op shop cushions with embellished doyley's

op shop cushions with embellished doyley’s

How long has the project taken you?

For my bedroom it’s only been over the last 6-12 mths I’ve picked up these in my op shopping.
In my home I would rather have vintage than new and most of my home is from the op shops, my New Years resolution was to be more environmentally friendly and to upcycle, reuse and recycle more, I really don’t see the point in buying new when op shops have so much for so little price, less landfill and waste, considering we live in such a throw away society today….
Many people enjoy a coffee and browsing shops spending a fortune….I Love browsing op shops and see so many things that give me inspiration and I know exactly what I’m going to use it for to make something or what I need in my home, clothes to wear for me or my family…. It’s never ending.
The mirror above tall chest was from an op shop cost $20 and cheval mirror was free in recycle depot at my mother in laws lifestyle village she lives in were they recycle unwanted items, the 2 scarves hanging on it were from op shop only a couple of dollars each, round cushion in centre of bed was from op shop $2,small vintage clock on bedside was from Polka Dot Vintage Markets held in Perth 4 times a year $30, lamps cost me $7 each and doilies that I’ve hand stitched to them were from an op shop which I never pay more than $2 for, hooks to drape curtain on cost me $2.50 each and painted them black, curtain above bed cost $5, doona was brand new from Opshop cost $8, crochet overlay was $15 at mayday Opshop in Mandurah, toppers on draws cost me $2 each, vintage frames on bedsides $1 each and rod to hang curtain I shortened and reused from the bedroom window which I had curtains hanging on before we did room.
Just to give you an idea of what I’ve recycled and prices….but everything I get is always a bargain compared to new….. I really am a thrift shopper and why not in my eyes it’s gorgeous!!!! It makes me happy to look at and know I’ve given new life to unwanted wonderful items, you just need imagination and I get inspiration from country magazines which yes I do get from op shop too.
Thrifty Decorating Inspiration

Thrifty Decorating Inspiration


Hope pics are ok and you can use them to inspire people to go op shopping, reuse, recycle and find wonderful things at op shops instead of high street, as well as helping the community and people whom they help by buying from op shops…. xx”
Thanks so much Wendy for sharing this with us, it’s a gorgeous room made even more special because of the thought you’ve put into it.

Take Part

If you would like to get in touch to share some op shop finds, upcycles or recycles please just contact me here
You can also email me about any op shop events, vintage or preloved markets or recycling or upcycling events for our events calendar

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.

  1. 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 1970s Christian Dior in perfect condition. Granted, it was $50 but worth every cent. I love it and will never part with it.

  1. Do you have any op shop tips?

If you frequent op shops, my tip would be to keep notes. I have a copy of the Victorian Op Shop Guide and I keep it in the car. If I have an appointment somewhere, I always give it a cheeky glace in case there is an op shop nearby. I make notes about what I found there in the book or if they don’t tend to have things that I like.

  1. Do you have a favourite op shop?

My favourite op shop/s are any in the northern suburbs of Adelaide. This is where I grew up and so I love going back and seeing familiar stuff. When I’m there, I’m constantly saying things like, ‘We used to have that table! My mum had this exact teapot! Nostalgia and bargains, you can’t beat it.

  1. What department do you head for first in an op shop?

I tend to go for different departments depending on what I’m interested in or collecting at that time. My biggest weakness is books.

  1. Who is your favourite person to take op shopping?

My husband Lee. He is as into op shopping as me but he’s into collecting music. It’s great, we get to compare finds and get excited about our treasures together.

 

Thanks Emma!! You can find out more about Round She Goes Markets by checking out the website here or the Facebook pages below (split by area)

I’m hoping to ask Emma a few questions about the markets soon so watch this space.  Dates for upcoming markets are confirmed as follows

Melbourne/Coburg Town Hall on Sunday 22 March
Adelaide/German Club Hall on Saturday 2 May
Melbourne/Box Hill Town Hall Saturday 9 May
Sydney/Marrickville Town Hall on Saturday 16 May

In the meantime if the op shops are closed but you still need a preloved fashion fix you can buy online via their website by clicking the image below.

Shop online with Round She Goes markets for great preloved, designer, vintage and quality fashion

Shop online with Round She Goes markets for great preloved, designer, vintage and quality fashion

Items online include some of these beauties.

GORGEOUS 1950s Blue Roses Party Dress from WordftBird via Round She Goes Markets

GORGEOUS 1950s Blue Roses Party Dress from WordftBird via Round She Goes Markets

Japanese Vintage Dress from Winkie c/o Round She Goes Markets

Japanese Vintage Dress from Winkie c/o Round She Goes Markets

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