This is one hot and funky Op Shop that is always buzzing with people and packed to the rafters with bargains. Literally! Look up when you’re exploring.
It only took two years since joining Sacred Heart Mission’s family of Melbourne opportunity shops, that this magnificent Fitzroy opened.
With donations coming from the hipster locals of Brunswick, Fitzroy, Carlton, Collingwood and East Melbourne – this place has some amazing stock and good bargains. Close to Universities and the weekend smashed avocado diners, it’s popular with many and even attracts the most intrepid of secondhand aficionados.
You don’t have to worry about the clothes being of poor quality. The staff are excellent at choosing the best and even repair a few flaws if worthwhile. Whether you’re looking for evening attire, casual clothes or winter jackets – everything is well set out to find things. Belts, ties, jewellery, scarves, hats and more.
Then head to the back of the store where you will find all the kitchen ware, some furniture, artwork, craft, records, CD’s, DVD’s and more. Just so much more.
Staff are truly lovely and if you’re after something in particular, just ask as they have intimate knowledge of what stock they have. Bonus – loved the music they were playing. Can’t name it but set a lovely easy-going mood and ambience.
OPENING HOURS: 10.30 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Sunday
LOCATION: 433 Brunswick Street (Alexandra Parade end) Fitzroy
PHONE: (03) 9417 6624
PARKING: There is plenty of parking at this end of Brunswick Street but you are on a meter that is limited to one hour. Parking Inspectors are vigilant so don’t get caught.
TRANSPORT: There is good public transport via tram up and down Brunswick Street. Check local timetables for trams here.
DISABLED ACCESS: Good disabled access on Brunswick Street. One step into shop. Aisles are a little tight so if in a wheelchair it may be challenging. If with a frame or crutches, you can get through the racks.
ATM: NAB at 337 Brunswick Street, RediATM at 280 Brunswick Street, Westpac at 295 Brunswick Street, Cashcard at 196 Brunswick Street.
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 are in any of the cafes and restaurants.
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DONATIONS: Please drop off donations during business hours.
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