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Mornington Peninsula Op Shop Trail

The Mornington Peninsula Op Shop Trail Saturday August 10th One day of op shopping fun with added discounts for trail goers in participating stores. You decide your route, visit one or as many as you can in a day. Check out the list below of the participating op...

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Op Shop Romance – The Proposal

I couldn't not share this once I'd seen it! Op Shop Romance is a vlogger reading the best worst literature for  $1 at the op shop.  It's a Mills and Boons fest! Check out the latest installment below on YouTube Op Shop Romance - The Proposal  The moment he met Bella...

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Style Me Five Ways Op Shopping Tours

Style Me Five Ways Op Shopping Tours are go, go, go this year! Run by the gorgeous Kira Thomas you not only get a fabulous op shopping experience but Kira is a qualified stylist so you can get expert advice on what you could be hunting for on the day. Head to her page...

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Sacred Heart Feb Frenzy

Sacred Heart Feb Frenzy Sale News Melbourne op shoppers the Sacred Heart Feb Frenzy sale is one not to be missed! Sacred Heart Feb Frenzy sale poster On Saturday 2nd Feb you can get 50% off any purchases when you spend over $10. Probably best...

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Vinnies Summer Scratchies

Vinnies Summer Scratchies   Too good not to share. Spotted on the Vinnies Australia Facebook page. Our Vinnies Summer Scratchies are here! That’s right. Spend $15 in our Vinnies Shops this month and you’ll receive a free Vinnies Scratchie. You know the best part?...

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Good Sammy’s Sale 50% Off!

Too good not to share! Spotted on the Good Sammy's Facebook page. Get ready for this never been done before sale! You read correctly - 50% off all homewares, furniture*, handbags and linen at all stores! Thursday 17th till Sunday 20th Jan. RUN into your nearest store...

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December Thrift Haul – Just a Melbourne Mummy

Latest Youtube thrift haul from an I Love To Op Shop group member Cody who's picked up some amazing bargains. December Thrift Haul - Just a Melbourne Mummy shows us her op shopped haul. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSvL9aQbTAk Cody show's off her latest op shopped...

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Style Me Five Ways with Kira Thomas

Style Me Five Ways with Kira Thomas Kira Thomas is an I Love To Op Shop group members and I discovered runs a fabulous site called Style Me Five Ways. I've been in her group for a few months now and it's a beautiful place to ask for style ideas and advice. She is a...

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Studio Thrifty 4 Opens in Albion

Studio Thrifty 4 Studio Thrifty 4 has opened in Albion, Brisbane and supports the Pay A Sack Forward charity who fundraise to support the homeless. This shop has such a great vibe, they had me at disco balls! Looks to be thrifty in name and nature with some really low...

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New Traralgon RSPCA Op Shop

New Traralgon RSPCA Op Shop The planned opening date is the 17th July for the new Traralgon RSPCA op shop.  Lucky Gippslanders will be able to support this much loved charity by shopping and donating their unwanted goods. Volunteers are still needed, if you can spare...

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Princess Aspien Geelong Op Shop Vlog

Princess Aspien has her license and she knows what to do with it - op shop of course!! She's produced a Vlog of her op shopping adventures in Geelong. The moment she discovers her Princess and the Pegasus childhood toy speaks is priceless, I know a lot of us have had...

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Vinnies Woodcroft Opens

Vinnies Woodcroft - Sydney's Newest Op Shop! Vinnies Woodcroft store is now officially open!! You can find it at 3 Woodcroft Drive, Woodcroft, NSW 2767 in the Woodcroft Village shops. You can keep up to date with Vinnies NSW news by following their Facebook page here....

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Pop Up Shop for Homeless Ballarat #6

Pop Up Shop for Homeless Ballarat #6 The Pop Up Shop for Homeless is on again in Ballarat in July. Thousands of items donated by Ballarat locals are being given away for free to those in need.  Please let anyone who may benefit from this great initiative know about...

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Frock Up Pop Up Adelaide at In Vogue Theatre

Frock Up Pop Up Frock Up Pop Up Adelaide at In Vogue Theatre and will be offering vintage bargains galore! When - It runs Saturday May 20th 10am - 4pm Where - 25 Belair Road, Kingswood What - Their website describes the event as follows Rack after rack filled with...

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Melbourne Frock Swap Is Coming May 28th

Melbourne Frock Swap Melbourne Frock Swap is one of Melbourne's best second hand ladies fashion markets.  A great way to pass a few hours with soooo many vendors selling a great mixture of vintage, high street, designer and accessories.  You're bound to leave with a...

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Salvos Hope Op Shop Moorooka Opens

Salvos Hope Op Shop Moorooka Opens Moorooka's newest op shop can be found at 143 Beaudesert Road, Moorooka in Brisbane's West End. The shop is currently open Mon - Fri 9-4pm and Saturdays 9-12.30pm You can find them on Facebook here, a great way to keep up to date...

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Mill Park Op Shop Tour

Mill Park Op Shop Tour This is a fantastic initiative by Mill Park Library who host the Mill Park Op Shop Tour in June. Head to the library at Mill Park for an intimate bus tour of the local op shops.  A great way to meet some people who also enjoy op shopping and...

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Leongatha Salvation Army Grand Re-Opening

Leongatha Salvation Army Grand Re-Opening The Leongatha Salvation Army Thrift Shop re-opened on Saturday May 6th for Leongatha locals! The op shop is at 62 Bair Street Leongatha Here are a few pictures of the new store. Follow news on the op shop by liking their...

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St Andrew’s Op Shop Fashion Parade

St Andrew's Op Shop Fashion Parade Being held at St Andrew's Anglican Church, Zadoc Street, Lismore, NSW Tickets cost $12 and include afternoon tea. Find out more by joining the official Facebook event here   If you have any news the ILTOS community would like to...

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Avocare Seaford Op Shop Opening

Avocare Op Shop has opened this week in Seaford VIC It can be found at 1/65 Hartnett Drive Opening Hours have been confirmed at the moment as Mon, Thu and Fri 9-4 PM and Tue and Wed 9-530. I'm happy as this will be one of my new locals! You can find out more about...

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Frankston Op Shop Tour Announcement

Frankston Op Shop Tour tickets are now available for October's planned tour. Great present for the difficult to buy for op shoppers in your life. It will include a number of big and small shops in and around Frankston, discounts have already been offered as well as...

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Op Shops on Ebay

This is still news to some op shoppers but op shops have been taking advantage of the Ebay custom for years now. Here's a list I'll keep compiled of op shops you can support by shopping with from home. Endeavour Foundation.  When I looked they had over 500 items on...

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Helping Hands Mission Sunshine Op Shop Opening

Helping Hands Mission Sunshine Op Shop Opening Lucky Sunshine op shoppers this will make your day! The Helping Hands Mission Inc are opening their 7th op shop on Saturday 25th Feb. The store is located at 85 Hampshire Road, Sunshine VIC and opening day the hours are...

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A Plus Market – Find Your Style – Be Empowered

A Plus Market - An ILTOS Spotlight “A Plus Market is just as the name suggest; a market full of plus size fashion. Featuring new unique designer pieces alongside bag-loads of pre-loved bargains, A Plus Market has something for everyone from the most discerning...

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Unique Vintage Warehouse Sale

Unique Vintage Warehouse Sale It's back in August and will no doubt be busy and busy for one reason.... It's pretty bloody good. You may need to arrive early to pick up older vintage eras but there is always still lots of variety and plenty of ladies and menswear to...

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Frankston Op Shop Guide

Frankston Op Shop Guide If you're based in the South East and in the mood for an op shop day out Frankston is worth a visit.  It has a number of op shops all within walking distance and a few within a short drive.  I have also included some neighbouring suburbs. Hope...

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Upcycled Linen – Op Shop Hacks

Upcycled linen creations makes vintage and retro linen hot property at the op shops right now but what are people doing with them, they are probably not drying the dishes with these eye-catching pieces. Here are some inspiring recreations from a quick trip on the web...

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Vinnies Victoria Gift Cards

Finally I shouted to myself!!! They are real!! Thank you Vinnies for filling the void of what to buy an op shopper for Christmas with your Vinnies Victoria Gift Cards. Vinnies describe these as "A gift card worthy of giving." It's a pretty spot on description and I've...

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Where Can I Op Shop On A Sunday?

Where Can I Op Shop On A Sunday? Yes they do exist and I'd like to help you get to them!!  I get asked so many times where are the op shops open on a Sunday so It's time to compile a list to make it easier for you dedicated op shoppers. Now this list will get bigger...

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Thrifty Upcycled Inspiration

Thrifty Upcycled Inspiration I've been a long time stalker of the Mustard Tree Op Shop and I decided to try my luck and ask a few questions about their thrifty upcycled inspiration.  Here's what I found out 1 Is there one person behind the upcycled items we see of a...

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Top 10 Upcycled Jewellery Ideas

You've seen how much jewellery op shops now have well here's some inspiration to make you look a little longer at them and in a new light or to look in the other aisles to get creative to suit your own personal style. Here is my top 10 upcycled jewellery ideas, hope...

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Q&A with Chrissie Swan

Thanks to Chrissie Swan for taking a few minutes out of a no doubtful hectic day to answer a few op shopping questions What has been your most treasured op shop find and why? A vintage 50s electric green apple-shaped ice bucket, 6 Elizabeth Skilton prints, small cake...

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Op Shopping Q&A with Buy Nothing New Month Creator

I posted briefly about Buy Nothing New at the start of October here but Tamara has also managed to find time on what must be her busiest month to answer a few questions on her love of op shopping. What has been your most treasured op shop find and why? A gorgeous...

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Op Shopping Q&A with Her Library Adventures

I've been following Her Library Adventure's for a few years now, probably one of the first I began to follow from memory I think.  A few of these pictures supplied by Sophie will show it's a glorious hit of whimsical creativity and stylish op shop chic. I was so...

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Op Shop Teacups and Bling for your Booze

I managed a browse in peace and quiet today with my 5 year old at kinder and my 18 month old napping in the pram (a rarity). I popped into a couple of my locals whilst doing some mundane overdue tasks. They had some beautiful vintage teacups and sets there, so pretty...

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Upcycled Biscuit Tins

Biscuit tins are something I see pretty often and I've picked up a couple of cute one's but what to do with them?  I  live in a in a unit in the suburbs of Melbourne - I just don't have the room.  I also rent which limits my ability to make my home my own to some...

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New Vinnies Croydon Op Shop Open!

Heads up Croydon locals Vinnies Croydon is open! Vinnies has a new op shop which opened earlier this month, You will be able to find the new op shop at 449 Port Road which is opposite Office Works in Croydon. SA It opened on 12th August and is open seven days a week....

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Shopportunity Knocks Perth Shopping Tour

This is for our Perth Preloved Fans Perth preloved fans are in for a treat with the latest Shopportunity Knocks Perth Shopping Tour running in July. Billed by the fabulous Julie as "a tour where fashion doesn't have to cost the earth!". It's running on Saturday July...

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Savers Carrum Downs is Huggggeeee!

Thrifty Friday Fun Child free time well spent for me today!! I got to browse the massive Savers in Carrum Downs. I headed there with a good friend on a mission.  She's headed to Comicon this weekend in Melbourne and she wanted to pick up a couple of bits. We spent two...

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Vinnies VIP Club Cards Launched

Vinnies VIP Club Cards are here! I'm really excited by this as my local op shop happens to be a gorgeous Vinnies store.  Every time I spend I can now have my card scanned and accumulate points. I know there are a few other VIPOS (very important op shoppers) who will...

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