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...
GOOD SAMARITAN OPSHOP

GOOD SAMARITAN OPSHOP

This treasure trove is a treat to visit and not just because of its wide range of vintage clothing at great prices! The lovely ladies that volunteer at the Good Samaritan are the icing on the cake for an all-round wonderful op shopping experience. Ellen Hartwig...
PRELOVED BOUTIQUE

PRELOVED BOUTIQUE

You really have to be on your game to shop at the Preloved Boutique in Morningside as it’s only open for six hours each week! It’s so worth scheduling a visit in though. The opshop’s been open for seven years and is crammed full of vintage clothing going for between...
SALVOS STORE ROSEBUD

SALVOS STORE ROSEBUD

On my travels to the Mornington Peninsula I stumbled across a Salvos full of amazing vintage pieces on the main drag in Rosebud. From a cabinet of vintage purses and clutches in mint condition between $5-$20, vintage pumps, to a great selection of baggage including a...
THRIFTING GIFTS

THRIFTING GIFTS

I don’t know about you but I feel like every weekend there’s a birthday, engagement party, bridal shower, wedding, baby shower, bar mitzvah or farewell and I’m forever scrambling to rustle up gifts! Don’t get me wrong, I love giving presents but I’m almost...
RED CROSS OPSHOP

RED CROSS OPSHOP

You know it’s going to be a good day when an opshop has sale signs all over its windows! We hit the jackpot at the Red Cross Thrift store in Caloundra a few weeks back with their special offer of 50% off on the second item. I took advantage of it and picked up a few...
STEEPLE OPSHOP

STEEPLE OPSHOP

The Steeple Opshop is far from steep…the day we popped in they were having a 50% off sale…potentially the best day of my life! The place is chockers with goodies. Evidently they’re constantly getting fresh stock and right now they’re overwhelmed with winter stock,...
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 // BEVAN

EVERY GARMENT HAS A STORY // BEVAN

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...
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...
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...
YOU KNOW YOU LOVE THRIFT, xoxo

YOU KNOW YOU LOVE THRIFT, xoxo

Well I know I do…that and New York City, so I thought I’d take that love to the next level with a little shoot. After visiting the big apple twice in the last few years I see New York everywhere, from the ‘Flat Iron’ building on Adelaide Street...
BICARE THRIFT STORE BARDON

BICARE THRIFT STORE BARDON

This op shop is one of Bardon’s best-kept secrets tucked away on Morgan Terrace. The store is crammed full of all sorts of goodies ranging from Dr Seuss and Peter Rabbit egg cups, a Darth Vader mask, a picnic basket and a selection of home made jams. As far as...
$50 OPSHOP MUMMY MAKEOVER

$50 OPSHOP 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...
KENMORE UNITING OPSHOP

KENMORE UNITING OPSHOP

They say good things come in small packages and after I visited Kenmore Uniting’s Op Shop I’ve realised you find good things in small stores. While I was there I picked up an outrageous black and metallic silver cape and a cream cable knit sweater just in time for...
EVERY GARMENT HAS A STORY // NANNA

EVERY GARMENT HAS A STORY // NANNA

I love going to Nanna’s house…partly because she has great snacks, but mainly because she always has a story to tell. She could talk me under the table! Given she’s been around 80+ years she’s got some great advice up her sleeve too. The latest...
MCINTYRE THRIFT STORE INDOOROOPILLY

MCINTYRE THRIFT STORE INDOOROOPILLY

NAME: McIntyre Centre Riding for the Disabled Thrift store ADDRESS: 20 Station Rd Indooroopilly NUMBER: 07 3202 6300 TRADING HOURS: 9am-4pm Monday – Friday, Saturday 9am-2pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm THE RUNDOWN If you’ve got a shoe fetish this op shop is your jam…from...
GHOSTS OF FASHIONS PAST

GHOSTS OF FASHIONS PAST

Something I’ve learnt in life is the past can come back to haunt you; like Matthew McConaughey discovered in the 2009 flick, ‘Ghosts of Girlfriends past’. Even the fashions of your past can come back to haunt you. Just the other day I realised I was...
GOONA ANGLICAN OPSHOP

GOONA ANGLICAN OPSHOP

NAME: Goodna Anglican  Op Shop ADDRESS: 69 Alice Street Goodna NUMBER: 3818 4077 TRADING HOURS: 10 – 2:30pm Wednesdays & Fridays THE RUNDOWN The stars really aligned last Wednesday when I just happened to drive past this treasure trove at 10am. This parish...
RSPCA OPSHOP WACOL

RSPCA OPSHOP WACOL

NAME:RSPCA ADDRESS: 139 Wacol Station Road, Wacol NUMBER: 32585657 TRADING HOURS: 9.00am – 4pm 7 days a week THE RUNDOWN This op shop is definitely worth the drive…not only do you get retail therapy but you can get some pet therapy while you’re there and kill two...
HILLS OPSHOP EVERTON PARK

HILLS OPSHOP EVERTON PARK

NAME: Hills Op Shop ADDRESS: 79 Queens Road, Everton Hills, Brisbane NUMBER: 3353 3693 TRADING HOURS: 9.00am – 2:30pm Friday & Saturdays THE RUNDOWN This cute little op shop is crammed with goodness…from the garments, to the bric a brac, to the shoes,...
BLAZER GLORY

BLAZER GLORY

Take a turn to retro town with blazers that will bedazzle anyone’s retinas…you’ll have more pizazz than you can poke a stick at this winter! If teamed with a crisp white collared shirt these outrageous jackets can still look respectable enough. Live. a. little....
LIFELINE SUPA STORE VIRGINIA

LIFELINE SUPA STORE VIRGINIA

You need to set aside 1-2 hours for this Lifeline…they don’t call it a Supa Store for nothing! They get a couple of truck deliveries a week, plus plenty of donations coming through the doors each day. The shop is well laid out with furniture on the left, clothing on...
BLAZER GLORY // PASTEL

BLAZER GLORY // PASTEL

As it starts to get fresh there’s no reason why you can’t keep it colourful when rugging up. These pretty pastel 80s blazers have enough cheer to take the edge off any dreary day… Models: Amy + Georgia + Aneela Stylists: Maria + Taylah Outfits:...
EVERY GARMENT HAS A STORY // JENNINE

EVERY GARMENT HAS A STORY // JENNINE

With fuchsia pink highlights in her hair it’s hard to believe Jennine Fanning is a great grandmother aka ‘Nan’! At 74 years of age she scrubs up well in a gold ensemble, which has lived in her wardrobe for the past 17 years. “I bought it up at Cassels in Toowoomba in...