7 Reasons Why Thrift Shopping is Good for You

 

7 reasons why thrift shopping is good for youShopping in second hand, thrift or op shops (opportunity shops) is becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. Are you a thrift or op shop lover like me? I have grown up wandering through second hand and vintage shops, so for me it is second nature. I remember when my dear darling friend Denice, who has now passed away, discovered them for the first time. I wrote this poem for her when we said goodbye. She was living with breast cancer and on a journey of self discovery. One of the things we explored together was decoupage and this led her to going into an op shop looking for things to upcycle.

This was the beginning of a love affair for her and just part of my love affair with this darling human being. What she told me was how she had thought they were just dusty and musty and for people who couldn’t afford to shop in the stores. What she found was that some of them were in fact dusty and musty, but that this was part of their charm. Others were definitely NOT dusty and musty, and more like an everyday store, but full of history, stories, bargains and treasures. I think the stories and the history is one of the best parts of buying from op shops.

We created many shared stories together and one was how we spent many long lovely days while the kids were at school together, planning our op shop routes. Eventually she was telling ME about a new one she had found, the little off the beaten track ones, with the true essence of a charity shop still at the heart of them. I loved that. I think this is one of the reasons you love thrift and op shops- it is all the stories behind the objects you can find. They have not been mass produced and they all hold a story from their previous owners.

I go through periods of going regularly to look for what is on offer, hoping for that great piece, or heading in when I just need a piece of clothing or something for the house, to staying away as I just get too tempted to bring home more stuff. They are a central part of my shopping and my life.

Metal Jugs

So, if you have not ever been to one, or even if you are an old hand like me, here are 7 reasons why thrift shopping is good for you.

1) They are COOLΒ 

Yep that is right. Once the thing we didn’t speak about, or the domain just for people who couldn’t afford to shop in the “real stores”, all the hipster cool kids are frequenting op shops now and they have become a core part of many people’s shopping routines. Part of the thrill is not knowing what you will find. You may have to visit a few before you find a treasure. Get amongst it!

2) There are bargains to be had

You will save some cash. There is no doubt at all on this one. Although being cool has elevated the prices in some charity stores, they are usually well below that of the new stores. Look for smaller op shops, rather than the chains, Β who still offer extraordinarily cheap prices in many cases. For example in my local area there is the Animal Welfare League Shop, a couple of Church Op Shops and a lovely little Save The Children outlet.

3) There are often very well made, quality items that last

I have found so many beautiful pieces of furniture, art and collectibles. The thrill of the hunt is what keeps many of us regularsΒ going back, as you never know when today will be the day!

poppy 2 (1 of 1)4) You can find stuff to upcycle and create with

All of you Upcyclers out there, these are the forests of the upcycling world, full of an endless supply of things! Look for old glasses to upcycle into candle jars or centrepieces for your table, trays to turn into chalkboards or paint with Chalk Paint for your coffee table display, vintage fabrics and tea towels to turn into cushion covers, daggy ornaments can become masterpieces with a paint job, furniture runs wild in many op shops and can be used as is, or given a new lease of life.

5) You can find designer clothes at a cheap price

I have found so many labels in op shops, especially those situated in the more affluent areas. I have a policy of flicking through racks and not picking up anything with a Target or K Mart label as they are cheap to start with – I look for the designer labels and usually find something every time I go.

6) You are stopping stuff going to landfill

This is just too simple. By buying things that already exist and would have been tossed out you are prolonging their life. Even better, in the true sense of Upcycling, consider what you will do with the item once you no longer have a need for it, so you also don’t end up sending it to landfill.

7) You are supporting good causes in most cases and you can feel good

There is definitely a feel good factor in shopping in an op shop. Most are run by churches, community groups and charities and much of their funds raised goes back to support their cause.

Can’t get a better win win win than that. Great for people, planet and home.

So where are your favourite thrift or op shops? Follow me on instagram and share your finds with #recycledfinds

Helen

xx

162 Comments

  1. Shabby Vintage Junk on December 20, 2014 at 7:47 am

    LoveloveloveLOVE….Op-Shops….!!!!!

  2. Shabby Vintage Junk on December 20, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I visit Op-Shops EVERY day….Throughout the year the Treasures I source are used in my home or my business to tell my story….We have a ‘no new’ policy here at Casa de SVJ so unless it was handmade or MADE IN AUSTRALIA it doesn’t cross our threshold….There is the odd exception for the sake of practicality or necessity however, Op-Shopping makes this rule so EASY to stick to….!!!!!

  3. Brenda Hill on December 20, 2014 at 8:38 am

    I rarely shop anywhere else these days.

  4. MissEmmajane Phillpotts on December 20, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Op shopping was so much fun until they started streamlining and sending furniture to set stores and clothing to others and pricing like retail stores! It lost its fun suprise factor. I have started visiting again recently but the increased prices no longer really make things a bargain, I guess that is wjat happens when vintage is in demand!

  5. Hayley Black on December 20, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Love op shopping

  6. Recycled Interiors on December 20, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Us too!! Shabby Vintage Junk

  7. Recycled Interiors on December 20, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    me either Brenda Hill:)

  8. Recycled Interiors on December 20, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    that is true! MissEmmajane Phillpotts

  9. RedAgape on December 21, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I love op shopping!!

  10. Brenda Hill on January 21, 2015 at 9:10 am

    I recently started volunteering at a local op shop that I frequent. I can confirm that everything is reused & sold in some way so there’s minimal that goes to landfill. So many interesting things come through the doors.

  11. Karen Ann Georgina Robinson on January 22, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Brenda well done to sort display and sell and knowing that you made someone smile.

  12. Recycled Interiors on January 22, 2015 at 7:06 am

    fabulous Brenda Hill πŸ™‚

  13. Cheryl Morland on January 24, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    I have worked in an op shop helping disabled adults learn some valuable tasks and to boost their confidence. So I have bought quite a few goodies, I still visit them regularly hoping to find that one fantastic item.

  14. Helene Wild on July 14, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Fabulous U0001f601

  15. Kaye Woods on July 14, 2015 at 9:12 am

    I don’t have the inclination (or invitations) to go “pub crawling”
    But I’ll happily participate in Op Shop “trawling.”
    We’ve had one in Hopetoun for years and years
    Staffed by cheerful volunteers.
    Happy to unpack and stack,
    To the community proceeds are given back.
    And we can leave our surplus stuff for them to sell,
    Practising the recycling message very well.
    As you travel the highways up and down
    We spot them in the little towns.
    A bit of a browse would be great
    If our drivers would cooperate!
    It’s always worth having a look
    For a pretty vase or a classic book.
    Sometimes you can’t believe your eyes
    Discovering a really nice surprise!
    Someone else’s donated rejection
    Just the thing for your collection!
    A few dollars spent to give you pleasure
    Only you decide if it’s trash or treasure.
    Winter’s almost here, to keep us warm and snug
    Pretty sure we’ll always find a colourful crocheted rug.
    Chilly nights may come but I’ll not freeze
    With squares of leftover wool upon my knees.
    A lot for a little is what we can achieve –
    Some places have Op Shop Tours, so I believe!
    I’m sure our local ladies wouldn’t frown
    If we checked out shops in other towns.
    So who wants to join my Op Shopping Gang?
    Going as far afield as Woomelang !

  16. Jan Withers on July 14, 2015 at 9:14 am

    I used to always visit the Animal Welfare League op shop at Magill. Found so many terrific things over the years. The volunteers were always so helpful there! Love looking in Op Shops in country towns. U0001f499

  17. Sally Anne Campbell on July 14, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Therese Axford-Ivers

  18. Carolyn Correll on July 14, 2015 at 10:21 am

    So right Helen. I must be a cool hipster type!! Clara U0001f341U0001f341

  19. Kerry Weegberg on July 14, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Amy Weegberg

  20. RustyHoe on July 14, 2015 at 11:45 am

    I love op shopping though I don’t get to do it as much these days. My kids used to moan about going with me, but now that my eldest is out of the house he spends time going through them too and much of his wardrobe is op shop sourced, by choice and poor uni student necessity. Now he can appreciate the good parts of op shopping including stories and histories, stopping waste and helping others. Last time I visited him he took me around his share house showing me all his op shop or roadside scores, was a proud moment.

  21. Victoria McDonald on July 14, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Shannon McDonald

  22. Julia Scalzi on July 14, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Pamela Lowry Valerio U0001f600

  23. Brenda Hill on July 14, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I did some op shopping today at 3 stores. Can’t keep away from them U0001f603

  24. Laura Shelley on July 14, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    See Jason Johnson it’s good for you

  25. Miffy McDonald on July 14, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Rachel Quittenden Toni Schiltz and Matt Danaher who does not understand

  26. Faith J. Humphries on July 14, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Got my bargain for the day!

  27. Mel Randles on July 14, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Phil Randles Tracy Hosford get those pallets ready and build the house in prep for all those visitors. X

  28. Suzi Mann on July 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Love it Soph – charming so much soul xxx

  29. Jenny Cintolo on July 14, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    You and me Deb Edwards Fenton U0001f609

  30. MyLeah G-a on July 14, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Jade… i think you knew this πŸ˜‰

  31. Janice Maxfield on July 14, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Tammie Lewis

  32. Sue Tinkler on July 14, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    I look on it as my own personal treasure hunt, and I have found some absolute treasures, totally addicted!

  33. Jade Kendall on July 14, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Haven’t read it yet, but I am positive I could come up with more than 7. U0001f602U0001f602

  34. Sandra Taylor on July 15, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Kim Lawrence U0001f609

  35. Recycled Interiors on July 15, 2015 at 8:17 am

    <3 Helene Wild

  36. Recycled Interiors on July 15, 2015 at 8:17 am

    you are the QUEEN of op! Brenda Hill

  37. Recycled Interiors on July 15, 2015 at 8:17 am

    it’s a really good one Jan Withers x

  38. Recycled Interiors on July 15, 2015 at 8:18 am

    I ADORE this idea! Thank you for sharing Jessica Rose x

  39. Recycled Interiors on July 15, 2015 at 8:18 am

    <3 Kaye Woods you need to write a poetry book

  40. Recycled Interiors on July 15, 2015 at 8:18 am

    you definitely are! Carolyn Correll πŸ™‚

  41. Lizette Carlse on July 15, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Corli Van Rensburg

  42. Deborah Wileman on July 15, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Allan Williams

  43. Soph Hook on July 21, 2015 at 11:01 am

    How cool is this Kirsty Watts. Colour!!

  44. Rikki Fanning on July 21, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Kate Hill

  45. Kirsty Watts on July 21, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Love it!

  46. Sophie Frost on July 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Jessica Milne!!!

  47. Jessica Milne on July 21, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    So cool!! U0001f60e

  48. Bec O'Sullivan on July 21, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Melissa Anne told ya!! U0001f609

  49. Shirley De Marco on July 21, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Karina …. Lol

  50. Kerrie Murphy on July 22, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Love love love finding beautiful things to love in what others throw away

  51. Carolene Magner on July 22, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Karen James

  52. Classic Jules on July 22, 2015 at 10:42 am

    I love op shopping so much I bought a great op shop bus tour business in Adelaide. It’s great fun, meet lovely people and know that we are supporting charities, the community and helping the environment.

  53. Recycled Interiors on July 22, 2015 at 10:52 am

    me too Kerrie Murphy πŸ™‚

  54. Jodie Bridge on July 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Renee RenΓ©e Fisher

  55. Regina Dudek on July 22, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Only 7???

  56. Justine Kelso on July 22, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Jess Osypenko

  57. Fiona Gill on July 22, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Kym Briskey not that you need a reason but loved this and made me think of you xx

  58. Lisa Chard on July 22, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Pauline Smith

  59. Glenys Thomson on July 23, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Angela Dawes

  60. Karin Yolanda Van Venetien on July 23, 2015 at 8:55 am

    My Sis & I Op shop…Precious Bargains…

  61. Recycled Interiors on July 23, 2015 at 10:22 am

    me too Kym Briskey

  62. Recycled Interiors on July 23, 2015 at 10:22 am

    lol Regina Dudek πŸ™‚

  63. Marli Kelly on July 23, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Jamie Lea we’ve known this all along

  64. Vanessa Reeve on July 23, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Sarah Joy Reeve U0001f60a

  65. Tarnya Whiting on July 23, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Katie Whiting

  66. Sarah Joy Reeve on July 24, 2015 at 7:46 am

    love!

  67. Helene Wild on September 9, 2015 at 10:34 am

    yes!

  68. Maureen Garratt on September 9, 2015 at 10:44 am

    I am an opshop queen, love it, like you I’m always looking for that treasure.

  69. Amanda Brown on September 9, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Absolutely!.

  70. Janice Maxfield on September 9, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Tammie Lewis

  71. Janine Frost on September 9, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Jade Ipsaryanos

  72. Jade Ipsaryanos on September 9, 2015 at 11:26 am

    I can write a book on why it’s good for you U0001f602

  73. Julie Edwards on September 9, 2015 at 11:36 am

    just love everything about thrift store shopping – money goes to good cause, re-cycling, love finding bargains especially furniture! It’s exciting never knowing what you might find.

  74. Ann Brown on September 9, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Yep really good helps my mental healthU0001f61cU0001f61cU0001f61cU0001f61c

  75. Zoe Roxburgh on September 9, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Can we go back to saying op shopping???

  76. Rebecca McIlveen on September 9, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Tracie Morrissey Lee-Anne Tunneycliff Duncan

  77. Vicki Tucek on September 9, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Love op shopping xx

  78. Kaye Woods on September 9, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    I don’t have the inclination (or invitations) to go “pub crawling”
    But I’ll happily participate in Op Shop “trawling.”
    We’ve had one in Hopetoun for years and years
    Staffed by cheerful volunteers.
    Happy to unpack and stack,
    To the community proceeds are given back.
    And we can leave our surplus stuff for them to sell,
    Practising the recycling message very well.
    As you travel the highways up and down
    We spot them in the little towns.
    A bit of a browse would be great
    If our drivers would cooperate!
    It’s always worth having a look
    For a pretty vase or a classic book.
    Sometimes you can’t believe your eyes
    Discovering a really nice surprise!
    Someone else’s donated rejection
    Just the thing for your collection!
    A few dollars spent to give you pleasure
    Only you decide if it’s trash or treasure.
    Winter’s almost here, to keep us warm and snug
    Pretty sure we’ll always find a colourful crocheted rug.
    Chilly nights may come but I’ll not freeze
    With squares of leftover wool upon my knees.
    A lot for a little is what we can achieve –
    Some places have Op Shop Tours, so I believe!
    I’m sure our local ladies wouldn’t frown
    If we checked out shops in other towns.
    So who wants to join my Op Shopping Gang?
    Going as far afield as Woomelang !

  79. Mik L Waye on September 9, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Sandy Provis

  80. Terese Peacock on September 9, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    My favourite kind of shopping…..

  81. Ellen Woods on September 9, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I call it op shopping still i love doing it

  82. Carms Coulton on September 9, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Denise Smith xx

  83. Denise Smith on September 9, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Xx

  84. Sandra Taylor on September 9, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Kim Lawrence U0001f609

  85. Kelly Ann-maree Sinnott on September 9, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Love them!

  86. Recycled Interiors on September 9, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    the more the merrier!

  87. Recycled Interiors on September 9, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    me too πŸ™‚

  88. Recycled Interiors on September 9, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I say op shop, but often our overseas followers don’t know what that means, so was being international as we know what both mean πŸ˜‰

  89. Recycled Interiors on September 9, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    such fun!

  90. Recycled Interiors on September 9, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    yeah!

  91. Recycled Interiors on September 9, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    <3

  92. Recycled Interiors on September 9, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    me too x

  93. Recycled Interiors on September 9, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    <3

  94. Recycled Interiors on September 9, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    you know that is so true!

  95. Recycled Interiors on September 9, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    it is a win win win!

  96. Recycled Interiors on September 9, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    <3

  97. Dawn Smith on September 9, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Jodie Talbot

  98. Shirene Mclennan Devlin on September 9, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    I have to get my fix every week I LOVE the opp shops πŸ™‚

  99. Sue Harverson on September 9, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Could not agree more! My latest upcycle, a thrifted chair reborn to auction at my son’s primary school art show. All money goes to the school.

  100. Sue Harverson on September 9, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    ACTUALLY Helen, I was going to ask you where to find some good thrift shops in Adelaide when I visit! Maybe I will need a guide…..?! Are you up for it?!

  101. Tracie Morrissey on September 9, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    So so true

  102. Lisa Murrell on September 9, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    My eight yo neice is addicted to op shops!! She loves a good bargain U0001f60a

  103. Recycled Interiors on September 9, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    oh yes!! Sue Harverson I am thinking of doing some op shop tours! I can definitely give you a great run down!

  104. Recycled Interiors on September 9, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    LOVE!!!

  105. Recycled Interiors on September 9, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    me too Shirene Mclennan Devlin!!

  106. Recycled Interiors on September 9, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    How cute!!

  107. Lauren Dale-Hooper on September 9, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    so much more satisfying too I find!

  108. Lorna Brophy on September 10, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Heather Brophy

  109. Robynne White on September 10, 2015 at 4:42 am

    Amy White

  110. Lynne Sharon on September 10, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Claire Hogan

  111. Regine Knauerhase on September 10, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Erin Higgins

  112. Angela McTaggart on September 10, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Jane A Devlin

  113. Jane A Devlin on September 10, 2015 at 10:03 am

    In my family we call it Wombling.Dont know if anyone remembers the Wombles”Making good use of the things that we find.Things that the everyday folk leave behind!”

  114. Vicki Tucek on September 10, 2015 at 10:05 am

    I do remember the Wombles xxx love that

  115. Rhonda Wright on September 10, 2015 at 10:19 am

    love going through op shops & antique shops too!

  116. Megan Goodsell on September 10, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Love them! I’ve written similar posts U0001f604

  117. Carolyn Meacham on September 10, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Gwen O’Connor

  118. Christine Turner on September 10, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Love it? Ha! I live for it! πŸ™‚ …. well … I enjoy it a lot anyway!

  119. Monique Camus on September 10, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Who needs a reason when it just…..feels soooooo good?

  120. Mary Lou Sellars on September 10, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Mary Sellars

  121. Sue Harverson on September 10, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Sensational! I am there week before Christmas! Busy time I know…

  122. Kaye Woods on September 10, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    This is great, I love it!

  123. Kerrie Piva on September 10, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Most amazing places to shop..a step back in time. The fashions are just adorable too πŸ™‚

  124. Fay Elizabeth Tuchel on September 10, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Love op shopping even when im cashed up … I have been called aunty op shop …..

  125. Recycled Interiors on September 10, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Oh yes!

  126. Recycled Interiors on September 10, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Love the history

  127. Recycled Interiors on September 10, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    U0001f600U0001f600U0001f600

  128. Recycled Interiors on September 10, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    True!!

  129. Alison Thorne on September 11, 2015 at 8:44 am

    It’s the best stress reliever of all.

  130. Vanessa Claridge on September 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Yep, I find it relaxing and a pick me up too, especially if you find a Bargain and something you love.

  131. Valda Mae on September 11, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    The only way to shop..:)

  132. Robby Davies on September 11, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Love thrift shopping Di

  133. Trina Jennings on September 11, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Omg I have that photo I have been there patti

  134. Patti Jeans on September 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Well where would that b I don’t recall going there

  135. Belinda Kirschke on September 11, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Very true xx

  136. Mandi Bennett on September 11, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    My greatest part time pleasure

  137. Suzie Denney on September 12, 2015 at 2:22 am

    It’s even better when someone tells you the top ur wearing cost me Mmmmmm$2 but still in the shop for $89. You do the math.

  138. Recycled Interiors on September 13, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Nice to potter

  139. Jasmine Aslanides on September 14, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    and a hundred reasons why it’s better for the environment…

  140. Lisa White on September 14, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Melissa Guedes – who knew we were saving the planet πŸ™‚

  141. I love to Op Shop on September 14, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    you are !! πŸ™‚

  142. I love to Op Shop on September 15, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Back at you lol

  143. Lynda Baldwin on September 16, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Rina Flemming Carla Jane Jodie Frost-Foster we already know

  144. Milli Balmer on September 16, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Yes I agree with all 7 U0001f33aU0001f496

  145. Melissa Hunt on September 17, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Love it too – maybe we should do a goodwood mums op shop Saturday with lunch – that would be so much fun xxx missing you Milli old girl πŸ™‚ xx

  146. Milli Balmer on September 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    I would love that Melissa Hunt yes let’s do it soon!!!!! U0001f496U0001f49c

  147. Recycled_Interiors on October 1, 2015 at 6:17 am

    how totally wonderful! I love this idea!

  148. Recycled_Interiors on October 1, 2015 at 6:18 am

    such a great shop!

  149. Recycled_Interiors on October 1, 2015 at 6:18 am

    love your work!

  150. Recycled_Interiors on October 1, 2015 at 6:18 am

    you just never know what you will find!

  151. Recycled_Interiors on October 1, 2015 at 6:19 am

    yes that is true in some places for sure!

  152. Recycled_Interiors on October 1, 2015 at 6:19 am

    @Shabby Vintage Junk fabulous!

  153. Kaye Woods on October 7, 2015 at 8:32 am

    You don’t have to convince me!

  154. Mel Chambers on October 7, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Love me a good Op Shop…..I also donate my unwanted goods regularly as this is my way of helping out the community. Β I have a fab little Vinnies just down the road from my place.

  155. Amelie Furler on October 7, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Just shopped up a storm at the Salvoes at Gepps Cross πŸ™‚ New work pants for 4.25, glass fish bowl 6.25 (no idea what to do with it but can’t go past that) and many young girls clothes including a skirt that prompted squeals of delight. Pumpkin patch, osh kosh, etc. Love it!

  156. Recycled Interiors on October 7, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    woohoo!! Great haul

  157. New Vintage on October 8, 2015 at 6:21 am

    I can think of 10 million reasons U0001f609

  158. Recycled Interiors on October 8, 2015 at 7:28 am

    yes me too!

  159. Cindy Parsons on May 22, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Because now I have conference wear? Is that one of the reasons? U0001f60aU0001f602

  160. Brenda Hill on July 18, 2016 at 9:31 am

    I pretty much do all my shopping except groceries, at op shops. When my kids say they need a specific item, I know I’ll find it in one of my haunts. They think I’m crazy until I come up with the goods!

  161. Recycled Interiors & The Sustainable Home Hub on July 18, 2016 at 9:49 am

    me to! Having trouble finding trackies though

  162. Brenda Hill on July 18, 2016 at 9:56 am

    keep looking U0001f62c

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