It seems that the Red Cross have found a formula that works in their Op Shops.
This one in Carnegie is laid out similar to the one in Croydon in that it has beautiful stock in excellent condition, the displays are well thought out and the arrangement in the store are intuitive.
Plus when you add to this the gorgeous staff who are so helpful and dedicated this is a shop you definitely want to visit and explore. Clothes are racked up nicely and the prices are reasonable.
The theme on the day I visited was still a little of the leftovers of Spring Racing Carnival but it was so fresh and inviting that it tantalised me to explore more into the store.
I do like it when stores make an effort to be seasonal but to also challenge the seasons is a bold move and frankly – I Love It.
I like this piece I found on their website:
Red Cross Shops sell donated clothing, accessories and home wares to raise funds for Red Cross’ humanitarian activities. Each year, we rescue 450 tonnes of clothing from landfill, give opportunities to 4500 volunteers, and generate funds to help Red Cross support vulnerable people in Australia and around the world. To continue to do this, we need donated items to sell. The proceeds from the sale of items support the vital everyday work of Red Cross, providing relief in times of crisis and care where it’s needed most.
OPENING HOURS: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Saturday
LOCATION: 22 Koornang Road, Carnegie
PHONE: (03) 9530 4143
PARKING: There is parking along Koornang Road with a one hour time limit.
TRANSPORT: There is a train line just south of the Op Shop and you can find out more details here.
DISABLED ACCESS: There is one step into the store and plenty of room if you’re in a wheelchair, frame or cane to make your way around.
ATM: There are a number of ATM’s in Koornang Road at No. 58, 97, 107, 147 with a variety of banking institutions.
ENTRANCE FEE: No fee.
DOGS: Just tie them up outside in the shade and please clean up any mess they make. Be mindful of them in hot weather.
TOILET FACILITIES: Nearest toilets would be at one of the cafes and the train station.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Red Cross Facebook click here.
INSTAGRAM: Red Cross Australia @redcrossau or #redcrossopshopcarnegie
WEBSITE: Red Cross Australia
DONATIONS: Please deliver donations during business hours if possible.
OTHER STORES: There are a number of stores around Melbourne. Please check the website.
Now it’s your turn. Share your stories of the Carnegie Red Cross Op Shop Likes, dislikes, bargains you’ve bought and people you’ve met. Leave a comment below.