Sunday, 30 May 2010

Another Bargain in the South East

I couldn't NOT share this gorgeous alpaca wool knit (French Connection) I picked up on Friday for only $8.99 at Salvation Army, Noble Park!

This store is much bigger than the one I mentioned in my last post - there is lots of furniture like sofas, dinner tables, desks etc. There is a bigger range of types of garments in this store, but I still think there are better quality items and definitely more brand names at the Dandenong store. This store does have way more mens wear than the other store though, quite a bit more actually. There is also a really decent book selection at this store!

Happy opp-ing :)

Friday, 28 May 2010

Salvation in the South East

Today I popped by my favourite Salvation Army store out on Lonsdale Street, Dandenong. Managed to pick up 3 awesome buys all for around $13. I found an Italian silk scarf, a lovely Country Road white singlet, and a Tokito vest. A perfect little outfit and for a fraction of the price I'd even pay for one of these items in a store!

This store had some amazing branded jeans (ladies) in stock.. sadly too small for me but for any size 8-10s out there definitely worth a trip out to see. The store is open 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday. Note, there is another Salvo's in Dandenong - this one is next to a motorbike shop... a little further away from the main shopping strip but definitely worth visiting!

Monday, 24 May 2010

Arthritis Foundation and my new gold shoes!

My new (old- but hardly worn) gold shoes and red necklace! All for $13 at the Arthritis Foundation Op shop on High Street Malvern.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Lions Trash and Treasure Sale - 29 May

Blackburn North Lions Club is holding the next trash and treasure sale on Saturday, 29 May 2010 (next Saturday).

Usual location: 1st Vermont Scout Hall, near the corner of Mitcham Rd and Canterbury Rd, Vermont.

Usual time: 8 am to 1 pm.

Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

everything but what i intended to buy

Scored these from the Vinnie's in High Street, Kew, along with a couple other pieces you can see at my blog. I was looking for a wooden kid's table for my two year old. Think I'll have to start scouring eBay for one instead.

Everything at the Vinnie's in Kew is a bit more expensive that average op shops (though still bargains), but I usually find great looking designer wear. And it's good to remember that the money goes to a very good cause.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

bright, bright sunshiny day

Hooray!! I op therefore I am has been awarded a Sunshine Blogging Award by Michele (aka Happy Dacks).

When I started this blog there were five specific reasons that I wanted to promote op shopping:
  • save money
  • contribute to charity
  • live sustainably
  • find treasure
  • be unique
Michele has actually come up with another eight; do post a comment if you can think of any more!

Friday, 7 May 2010

Cheap Frills

Cannot thank the kind souls of the Bellarine Peninsula for donating their delightful unwanted wares to the Lorne op shop. No name shirt $3.50 and vintage Balenciaga sun glasses $3. Mr frilly fits perfectly and though I look rather flamboyant in those sunnies, they are quite large, I do adore them so!

Happy opping friends,
Style Tweak xx