Opshop Regret

Opshop Regret

Ever had an indecisive moment about making a purchase at an opshop and left the item behind? I think we’ve all been there and we’ve all kicked ourselves when we got home because a) most of the time the item was cheaper than a cheeseburger and b) your purchase would...
Red Hill Opshop

Red Hill Opshop

The dollar rack out the front had me hook, line and sinker. Once inside the opshop door I knew I’d struck vintage gold. From an extensive bag collection, a Cacharel floral blouse for $4, overalls for $5, bric a brac galore, watches for $4 and cat mugs for 50 cents,...
Every garment has a story

Every garment has a story

Every garment has a story. A dress worn on a first date, a pair of earrings that were a 21st birthday gift, a t-shirt worn on the best family holiday ever, a sweater that saw someone through winters in a freezing Queenslander with no insulation, a homemade floral...
Tunes to thrift to

Tunes to thrift to

Don’t panic, I resisted the urge to add Macklemore’s ‘Thrift Shop’…pretty sure you’ve all heard it at least 99 times, but to get you pumped to pop some tags here’s some tunes to thrift to! When I go op shopping I like to get...
The Vintage Nest

The Vintage Nest

If you’re driving between Brisbane and Sydney, do yourself a favour and take the exit to Bellingen (just south of Coffs Harbour). It’s pretty much the halfway point between the two capital cities and it’ll be one of the best 15 minute detours you’ll ever take. Aside...
Eat + Drink + Thrift

Eat + Drink + Thrift

There was eating, drinking and thrift shopping at BMW Brisbane last night, not to mention a fashion show styled with garments from the Salvos and Tum Vintage and modelled by the beauties from Vivien’s who were escorted down the runway by pooches provided by...
Save the Children Toowoomba

Save the Children Toowoomba

I pretty much had a blouse bender at the Save the Children Op Shop in Toowoomba…while I was there I scored a Lady Manhattan pussy-bow blouse, a silk cream pussy-bow blouse, a paisley print vintage Katies shirt, a chambray floral shirt and a floral tie up top. They...
$50 Op Shop Mummy Makeover

$50 Op Shop Mummy Makeover

After pumping out two cute kiddies, my babetown pal, Kirsty, was ready for a revamp…move over maternity wear! So she set me a $50 op shop challenge to find her some new threads. She did her homework and read the 10 Commandments of Op Shopping beforehand and we...
10 Commandments of Op Shopping

10 Commandments of Op Shopping

1. Plan your itinerary…especially if you’re shopping on a Saturday when most op shop volunteers like to have an early mark. Start with the ones that close first and go from there. Click here to find the op shops around you. 2. Research…flick a fashion...
Vinnies Caloundra

Vinnies Caloundra

I’ve been a repeat offender at Vinnies Caloundra since 2001. Every time I’ve popped in I haven’t left empty-handed, from vintage Oroton scarves for 50 cents to Sass and Bide style dresses for $3 it’s always been a highlight on my op shopping adventures. Known as one...