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Red Cross Op Shop – Camberwell


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Another nice Op Shop with everything laid out well in colours without being overstocked and tight to move around the store.

This one in Camberwell has a lovely warm vibe about it. The staff are delightful and very helpful and are continually changing the displays to keep people interested who visit often.

My daughter found a great pair of jeans in excellent condition. $25 which for an Op Shop is a lot of money but we went halves because they were so good. Considering we’d just been to the Camberwell Market where you can buy things for $5 and $10 it was a stretch for her but I was feeling generous.

Some stores stock items such as the above. They are brand new and I’m not sure if they source them from a company that has gone broke or through friends or an oversupply somewhere. Either way, they are reasonable priced.

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: Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm

LOCATION: Shop B, 666 Burke Road, Camberwell

PHONE: (03) 98040137

PARKING: There is parking along Burke Road with a one our time limit. There is plenty of parking at the rear of the store in the main car park.

TRANSPORT: There are trams that run down Burke Road and Riversdale on a regular timetable and you can find times here. Camberwell Railway Station is a five minute walk from the market and you can find times here. There are buses that also frequently travel through Camberwell and you can find times 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 them in Burke Road Camberwell, not far away at all.

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: Available at many cafes and restaurants or across Burke Road near Coles across the road.

SOCIAL MEDIA:  Red Cross Facebook click here.

INSTAGRAM: Red Cross Australia @redcrossau or #redcrossopshopcamberwell

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 Camberwell Red Cross Op Shop Likes, dislikes, bargains you’ve bought and people you’ve met. Leave a comment below.

Happy hunting

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