Bindaring Clothing Sale

Bindaring Clothing Sale

Bindaring Clothing Sale is back!

It’s been operating since 1963 and is now a big annual event on the Perth calendar.

Bindaring’s reputation for providing excellent quality new and nearly new clothing attracts thousands of shoppers each year, from Fashionistas looking for that designer gem, to those on a tight budget wanting to clothe their families. Red Cross

It takes a year to sort through the 8 tonnes of clothes they collect for the event.  They then sort the clothes into four categories

  • Boutique – for new and nearly new designer labels, $items from $15 – $99
  • Emporium – for vintage treasurers, jewellery and beautiful eclectic accessories $1 – $100 items
  • Op Shop – for good quality clothing for every member of the family, all at under $10 an item
  • $1 a bag – for some serious bargains with plenty of life left in them, fill a supermarket bag for $1

Queueing inside begins at 7am.  Now this is a giveaway that it is a popular event!  The op shop and $1 a bag areas open at 9am, the Emporium sections open later at 9.30 and finally the Boutique area opens its doors at 10.0am.

There is also a silent auction area, bidding for this closes at 11.30

Although predominantly female fashion there is some menswear and kids clothing available at the event.

When is it – Saturday May 14th 9am – 2 pm
Where is isThe Bindaring Sale is held in the Robinson Pavilion within Claremont Showground.  1 Graylands Road, Claremont, Perth WA, 6010.  Parking is available for a small fee through Gate 5.  Trains will also stop at Claremont Station from 8.30 and the event is a ten minute walk away,

They are always on the look out for volunteers so please get in touch with the team at the Bindering Clothing Sale here or they can be emailed at

There is a gold coin entry to the Boutique section.

EFTPOS will be taken and there will be an ATM at the event.

Clothes leftover after the Bindaring Clothing Sale will filter through to the Red Cross Op Shops for sale to support the amazing work the Australian Red Cross Do.  To find your nearest store click here.

You can also follow them on Facebook here.

Have you been before?  Any tips? Wish I was closer!


Castaway to Couture

Castaway to Couture

Sarah got in touch to tell us about Castaway to Couture

Castaway to Couture is an exciting project for op shop lovers and refashioners. it is a National refashioning competition to celebrate National Sewing month in May, brought to you by the Australian Sewing Guild Inc. (ASG), in collaboration with Red Cross Shops.

The idea is simple, pick up a garment (or a few!) from Red Cross Shops, use your sewing skills to refashion it into something new and enter the competition via the ASG Facebook app. Winners will be determined via public vote, so make sure you let your friends know how they can vote for you!

The winner will receive a swag of prizes:

  •  A 12 month subscription to the Australian Sewing Guild Inc. RRP$60 (not to mention exclusive member discounts and deals)
  • A 12 month subscription to ‘Love Sewing’ Magazine RRP$99.95
  • A signed copy of ‘The Sewing Bible for Clothes Alteration’ by Judith Turner RRP$40
  • 12 month access to the Genie Centre Magic Circle videos & ebooks RRP$144.95
  • Plus articles/profiles of the winner will be published in ‘Love Sewing’ Magazine and on the Australian Sewing Guild website and blog. Just think of the exposure!

The Castaway to Couture competition is open to all Australians and don’t be put off that this is the Australian Sewing Guild – we truly welcome anyone who loves to sew! There will be no picky inspections by the ASG, it’s all down to the public to pick their fave refashion via the photos supplied. Entries open 2 March 2015 & closes 22 May 2015. For full details on the competition, terms and conditions etc please see –

You can enter as many times as you want it it’s not just for expert seamstresses so next time you pop into a Red Cross Shop get inspired and get creative.

If any of you crafty op shoppers enter be sure to let me know and I’ll share some pics to help your votes on the page.

Castaway to Couture

Castaway to Couture


North Perth Red Cross Op Shop

The North Perth Red Cross store is fantastic. Great quality clothes and accessories, well curated, there is always a find.

Professional clothes or casual chic.

They are interested in sizes 14+ and have an expanding range of quality menswear. Drop in and see Kristine and her lovely staff – they’re doing a great job.

North Perth Red Cross Op Shop

North Perth Red Cross Op Shop

Shared by Laura R via the Facebook page

Where – 428 Fitzgerald St,  North Perth, WA  (Opposite the shopping Centre).

You can find out more about the Red Cross op shops on their website here

If you’d like to send me some info on one of your locals hit the contact me page or drop me an e-mail.

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