Does anyone else realise the potential goldmine on the Cranbourne train line? There's op shops within walking distance of so many of the stations, including Malvern and Oakleigh, where I shopped today.
I got an H&M denim top for $12 from the very pricey Vinnies in Malvern and a 70s necklace for $5 at that little op shop just up the road from the station in Oakleigh, the one that never seems to be open when I go past but miraculously was yet to shut its doors when I rocked up there today (and guess what I found there.. velcro, which I was looking for in op shops for the past week and then gave up and bought brand new... grrr). I'm wearing the necklace with this beige jumper from the Oakleigh Salvos which was $7 and has a label in Chinese which says "cicada brand" (thanks to my dad for the translation).
One of my favourite things about op shops is reading some of the brand names. I think the best so far is "Alive Girl"... well, you'd certainly hope they design for alive girls!!! I'm also quite partial to those ones that call themselves things like "Trendy" or "Top Fashion" ... because they generally are the complete opposite. Are you a label lover too?
By the way, you can see different pics of these here....