Monday, 21 June 2010

Op Shop Trip to San Francisco

ALL IN A DAYS WORK POUNDING THE PAVEMENT.........





So I recently banned myself from op shopping and camberwell markets for two months prior to a trip to the USA. Much to my surprise it was worth it. I left Australia with a backpack that weighed 13kg and returned with a backpack and an extra bag 28 kg all up. I think I spent about $200 and had a whole lot of fun. I would highly recommend San Francisco for a quick shopping stop over if your planning travels. AMAZING!

5 dresses
1 leather jacket
two pairs of shoes
and countless tops
A lot of beads and sparkles too that are usually quite expensive.

11 comments:

beck said...

Ok now I am super jealous all over again! But yay for you, you intrepid op shopper extrordinaire. I might have to put an os opshop experience on my own adgenda...hmmmm x

Running Amok With An Ax said...

Wow! So cool. I love San Francisco, if I ever go again I'll add thrift shopping to my itinerary :)

Kirsten said...

self control - well done! :)

Jac said...

This is so cool! I'd love to check out op shops overseas - awesome post!

KANI said...

beautiful finds! america seems to have great thrifty finds!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Oooh I'm so excited. We're going to San Fran in Aug and I've got a lovely list of thrift stores to visit - can't wait!

Joanne said...

Oh great I am glad you have a list.. make sure you visit "Out of the Closet" they were my favourite chain stores. Great range, good prices and loads of fun. The staff are just fabulous, I was shopping in one and singing a long as I often do to the music in store, and a staff member caught me and asked what I do, I happened to mention I was a singer by trade and before I knew it the staff had me on their karaoke machine with them all on back up vocals. GREAT FUN and I got a great dress there.

coldlight said...

I would LOVE to go op shopping in the US!

Gina E. said...

The USA have fantastic 'yard sales' (garage sales to us) and 'estate sales' - I read all about them on some of the American blogs I visit. I don't know where they get all this fantastic vintage stuff!! Well, I guess with over 200 million people, they will have hoarded stuff just like we do, lol!

Anonymous said...

I am going to San Fran very soon, and have also been obstaining from entering op shops. Apart from Out of the Closet, are there any others that you can suggest?

Anonymous said...

I am going to San Fran very soon, and have also been obstaining from entering op shops. Apart from Out of the Closet, are there any others that you can suggest?