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...
Late night opshopping

Late night opshopping

If you’re a nine to fiver and can’t get your opshopping ‘fix’ during the working week, your day is just about to get better. Forget your late night shopping bender at your local mall, on the last Thursday of every month head to Windsor Road...
Top five Sydney thrifting spots

Top five Sydney thrifting spots

Meet Tina Abeysekara : Trash 2 Treasured Sydney fashion blogger, who treats shopping like a treasure hunt and loves a sneaky session at the opshops! If this Zara blazer she scored at her local Vinnies for $20 is anything to go by, you’ll be wanting to put her...
Zion Bargain Centre

Zion Bargain Centre

You know an opshop is going to be a goldmine when it’s tucked away on a side street in an obscure location. I only found out about Zion Bargain Centre in Nundah because they listed their store on the Garage Sale Trail site last October. Since then it’s fast become one...
Every garment has a story

Every garment has a story

It’s always important to have a wing-woman when shopping. 88-year-old, Betty Baldock, is living proof. Over 25 years ago she took her sister-in-law to check out a dress she’d found in a boutique in Alderley. “It had a rolled collar, it had peplum, it...
Thrift your work wardrobe

Thrift your work wardrobe

If you’re anything like me you don’t want to spend many pennies of your paycheck on work wear. Extra curricular clothing is definitely the priority. The good news is you can thrift your work wardrobe at your local op shop. There’s always a bounty of collared shirts,...
Yesterday’s Thrift Shop

Yesterday’s Thrift Shop

This thrift shop has so many rooms you could actually get lost! It was converted from a house so there’s eight to rummage through, including a bargain room where everything is $2 and on Sundays you can fill a bag of garments for $5. I’m still over the moon about...
Top 5 Perth opshops

Top 5 Perth opshops

It seems that all Hannah’s are opshop-aholics! Meet Hannah from In the dress up box, who lives on the other side of the country in sunny Perth. Out of the kindness of her heart she’s shared her top five favourite local op shops, just in case there are any...
Shopping in Melbourne on a shoe-string

Shopping in Melbourne on a shoe-string

When people say ‘Melbourne’ I think shopping. It’s a bit of a retail mecca for me, especially with six Savers stores to choose from! This time I went further afield on my thrift bender…all the way down to the Mornington Peninsular and  the...
Tassel-hoff

Tassel-hoff

Tassels are timeless. I’m 99% sure of it. Every season at least one designer features tassels in their collection….you could almost put money on it. I made my first tassel purchase in 2010 at the Salvos in Kempsey (NSW) and scored a black tassel jacket for $7.50! It’s...