ADDRESS: 139 Wacol Station Road, Wacol
TRADING HOURS: 9.00am – 4pm 7 days a week
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 birds with one stone (probably a bad phrase to use when talking about an animal shelter!).
With three deliveries every week the place is chockers with retro appliances, plenty of labels including Bardot, Veronika Maine, Oroton, Espirit and Industrie, gum boots galore, bucket loads of bric a brac including some snazzy martini glasses and even a book on drawing cats for all the cat ladies out there!
While I was there I snapped up a sweet floral vintage frock with a lace collar for $5, a cream silk crochet tee for $4 and a pair of Aztec tights for $4 to bust out at Pilates…who needs Lorna Jane?!
RSPCA relies on donations from the community to fund 99% of the programs and services that care for 40,828 animals state wide. The funds raised in their op shops make up 20% of their annual income so make sure you spend up on your next visit!
Dresses $8, Tops and Skirts $4, Shorts $3, Bling $3, Belts $3, Jeans $5, Mens shirts $5, Children’s clothes $2-$3, Bargain box with items for 20 cents each, Shoes $5-$12.
“I just wanted to volunteer, I was just sitting at home doing nothing and I thought I better get off my backside and go and do something so I checked out the Volunteering Queensland website and saw the ad for op shop volunteers at the RSPCA,” she said.
Given that Lynne loves shopping she’s loved every minute of her time with the RSPCA, not to mention the occasional visits from the animal shelter next door.
“We get visits from dogs and cats all the time and we even had a snake in this morning,” she said.