Ok, so I’m going to let the cat out of the thrifted bag! Here’s my top five thrifting spots for Brisbane…
Yesterday’s Thriftstore, Rosalie
This opshop 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 in there for $5.
If that doesn’t get you salivating, labels like ASOS, Wayne Cooper, Cue, Top Shop, Sheike and sass and bide might do the trick! There’s also plenty of statement necklaces and fancy footwear for sale, so if you’ve got a hectic social schedule and need a ‘new’ ensemble, they’ve got you covered from head to toe.
Most pieces retail around the $7 – $9 mark which isn’t bad when you realise your retail therapy is also providing development and brain injury support for children and adults.
ADDRESS: 39 Nash Street, Rosalie
TRADING HOURS: Mon – Sat 9am to 4:30pm and Sunday 9:30am to 4pm
Windsor Road Thriftstore, Red Hill
With two opshops side by side tucked underneath the chapel, it kind of feels like stumbling on a gold mine when you walk in the doors. The Eternity boutique on the right houses the finer things in life with high fashion flashy garments and a floor to ceiling rack of shoes…any girls fantasy. The thrift store on the left is lower budget with most items priced at $2.50, but it’s definitely worth perusing for clothing, bric a brac and bags.
ADDRESS: 16 Windsor Rd Red Hill
TRADING HOURS: 9:30am – 2:30pm Monday – Saturday
Zion Bargain Centre, Nundah
You know an opshop is going to be a goldmine when it’s tucked away on a side street in an obscure location. I’ve snapped up everything from killer vintage pieces, to Zimmerman and Josh Goot. And don’t even get me started on their price range…all garments are under $10 and most days they seem to be having a half price sale! So. freaking. good! They also have red spot specials for $1, blue spot specials for 50 cents each or 4 for for $1, and they also have a bargain bin you can rummage to fill a bag for $2!
Address: 16 Union Street, Nundah
Trading hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 1:30pm & Saturday 9am-11:30am
MS Opshop, Dutton Park
You don’t even need $20 in your pocket to shop at the MS Opshop…they offer a fill a bag for $5 deal all year round! The little store is crammed full of goodness, from incredible silk vintage pieces to on trend skirts and designer labels. On my last visit I scored an Ann Taylor sweater for 50 cents!
ADDRESS: 2 Grantham St, Dutton Park
TRADING HOURS: Monday – Thursday 9:30am-1:30pm and Friday 9am- 3pm
St Paul’s Opshop, Ashgrove
With only two days each week to tap this thrift store, you really do need to make a special plan to pop in but it’s so worth it!
They stock a lot of designer clothes; Witchery, Bettina Liano, Veronika Maine and I purchased some Ray Ban sunglasses for $3 recently that were the real deal (they had prescription lenses- don’t worry I changed them!), but its the staff that really make it. They are just so lovely you could almost eat them up!
Did I mention the 3 garments for $2 rack out the front? Enough said!
ADDRESS: Corner Waterworks and Jubilee Road, Ashgrove
TRADING HOURS: 9am-1pm Wednesdays and Saturdays
What are your favourite Brisbane opshops? Share your intel with me in the comments below!