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Recycled Paper Jewellery Tutorial

Recycled Paper Jewellery Tutorial

Amazing Recycled Paper Jewellery Tutorials  Feeling creative but not too sure where to start?  I’ve stumbled across these brilliant recycled paper jewellery tutorials on Etsy and they are too good not to share! They are designed by an amazingly talented paper artist...

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Ken Done Treasures

Ken Done Treasures

Ken Done fans I hope you like this little selection of amazing online treasure I’ve curated. For those that don’t know much about Ken Done (and I can admit having come from the UK I didn’t know anything until I kept seeing his name pop up in the I Love To Op Shop...

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Tooled Leather Bag Treasures

Tooled Leather Bag Treasures

Tooled Leather Bags - A Curated Selection of Some of the Best Vintage, Secondhand and Handmade Tooled Leather Bags. This is one of my op shop “unicorn finds”, one of the things that is on my list to be looking for every time go op shopping.  I have a few unicorn items...

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Geelong op shops map

Geelong op shops map

Getting you to the Geelong op shops and great secondhand spots in the west. It’s time the Geelong op shops got some love so I’ve popped this quick map together to help you get to the local op shops. It features op shops in Anglesea Bellbrae Colac Geelong Lara...

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Good Sammy Stores Update

Good Sammy Stores Update

Good News for Good Sammy Shoppers! You can find Good Sammy op shops all across Western Australia.  Prior to coronavirus they had 29 shops operating.  They now have 12 who have reopened over the past week including Mandurah Albany Balcatta Wanneroo Belmont Butler...

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Vinnies Western Australia Stores to Reopen

Vinnies Western Australia Stores to Reopen

Vinnies in Western Australia has announced via their Facebook page here that they will be reopening six of their stores which were closed due to Covid-19 concerns. The following stores will reopen on Thursday 7 May Belmont Cannington Halls Head Joondalup Kalamunda and...

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Crazy Lamp Lady – Selling My Hoard on Ebay

Crazy Lamp Lady – Selling My Hoard on Ebay

Here is the latest Crazy Lamp Lady vlog on YouTube. Today she gives us an overview of how their Ebay reselling has gone from their thrifted hoard! You can follow her thrifting and vintage adventures by subscribing to her YouTube Channel here. There should be a few...

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10% off at the New Family Life Online Shop!

10% off at the New Family Life Online Shop!

Family Life have opened up an online op shop and have been kind enough to offer the I Love To Op Shop community 10% off! They have a fabulous website packed with clothing, books, homewares, childrens things and more. There are also numerous brand spanking new Ziera...

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10 Awesome Online Op Shop Finds Available To Buy Now

10 Awesome Online Op Shop Finds Available To Buy Now

Missing the op shops?  Here's some online op shops to keep your spirits up! Here’s a few goodies spotted for you today to check out.  These are all from op shops with online stores so if you do decide to buy you know the money raised will be greatly appreciated by the...

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10 Awesome Online Op Shop Finds Available To Buy Now

10 Awesome Online Op Shop Finds Available To Buy Now

Missing the op shops?  Here's some online op shops to keep your spirits up! Here is a selection of some of my favourite finds online that are supporting some fantastic Australian charities at the moment.  They’re also ethical secondhand options. With many states still...

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10 Upcycled Wool Blanket Ideas

10 Upcycled Wool Blanket Ideas

Upcycled Wool Blanket Ideas I adore vintage wool blankets and am always on the lookout for them when op shopping. I have enough for every bed in the house and a couple spare for the couch in winter.  They are just so toasty and beautiful to look at There are so many...

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Sacred Heart Loyalty Card Program

Sacred Heart Loyalty Card Program

Sacred Heart Launches New Loyalty Card Program Next month the amazing Melbourne based charity launches their loyalty card program called Mission Mates to thank their op shoppers for buying and supporting them. How Does it Work? When you shop the following happens...

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Perth Op Shops

Perth Op Shops

Perth Op Shops One of the most frequently asked questions in the I Love To Op Shop Facebook group is where are the op shops in X, Y or Z? I'm hoping this post will help those wanting to shop sustainably in and around Perth. It needs work though so if you have a few...

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Mornington Peninsula Op Shop Trail

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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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Studio Thrifty 4 Opens in Albion

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

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...

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Princess Aspien Geelong Op Shop Vlog

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 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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Frock Up Pop Up Adelaide at In Vogue Theatre

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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Mill Park Op Shop Tour

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...

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St Andrew’s Op Shop Fashion Parade

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...

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Op Shops on Ebay

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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A Plus Market  – Find Your Style – Be Empowered

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

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

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...

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Vinnies Victoria Gift Cards

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?

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

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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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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Upcycled Biscuit Tins

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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