Op Shop Week!
You could argue that it’s always Op Shop Week at my house but it actually is National Op Shop Week at the moment.
I love op shops. I bought tonnes of stuff for The Spark and I’s new place at the Vinnies in Glebe which is a paradise of cheap books, daggy platters, boxed up glassware that has never been used and ill-fitting dresses that nine-times-out-of-ten wind up back where they started.
I love supporting Vinnies because, a) most of the money goes to charity, b) ) it’s reusing existing things which is sustainable and ethical and, c) it’s way more interesting going treasure hunting at Vinnies than wandering the aisles of K-Mart. You get better quality things for a fraction of the price and, even if you buy a dud, it doesn’t matter because the money goes to charity and you’re not contributing to the ever-increasing piles of consumerist crap in the world.
In the spirit of National Op ShopWeek, I am going to share the locations of my favourite op shops:
1. Glebe Vinnies, 223 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW.
2. Charing Cross Vinnies, 225 Bronte Rd, Waverley NSW.
3. Tamworth Lifeline, 3 Hill St, Tamworth NSW.
Do you have a favourite op shop? Care to spill the beans about where X is marking the spot?