One of the advantages of working on Chapel Street St Kilda is the eclectic mix of people, cafes and shops. In particular there is a glut of great Op Shops and my favourite is the Shop of Op . There are four others within a short distance but this is the one that always catches my eye.
Updated Review from December 2015
Last time I posted about this Op Shop it was in the same locale but has changed a great deal – all for the better. What was once only one shop with another a short distance away that held furniture, it’s all under one roof now and .
Previously identified by locals as “Pandora’s Box” the Rotary Op shop has been in business for over 20 years and under the management of Judith Lightfoot since 2008. Featured in the Herald Sun and other newspapers, this store is doing a roaring trade since expanding into the adjacent building (where the Vet used to be). (more…)
One of the joys of being an Op Shop junkie is meeting all the wonderful people who volunteer their time for the rewards of recycling everyday items but also giving back to their community. The MMA Balwyn Op Shop is one of those great little shops that fly under the radar but are generous in their donations to worthy causes.
A weekend away or a couple of months travelling
In 2003 the Rose Street Market started in a former junkyard and since then, it’s become an icon of Fitzroy shopping. Different to many other markets, this is an outlet for up and coming artists and designers to sell their wares to locals, Melbourneites and tourists. And believe me, their wares aren’t what you’d find in mainstream stores. (more…)