I pass this Op Shop every week day and finally took the time to check it out (also because there is a Salvos one about 100m away). This is a very small store but it has a genuine warmth about it with the loveliest staff.
But don’t let the size deter you. The staff have managed to make this a very attractive place to look through quality items.
You may struggle to find it because the frontage is narrow but the signage out front is good. If you’re driving you may miss it. If you’re walking by you just have to go in.
As always, the displays come up well when the make an ensemble so you can see how it may look on yourself.
The changing rooms are a good size and private. Loved the teddy bears looking down on me as I stripped off to try on a top.
The staff are lovely and can help you’re after anything in particular. And of course, they always like a chat and a hello.
OPENING HOURS: 9.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday. 9.30am – 1pm Saturday. Sunday – closed.
LOCATION: 75 Watsonia Road, Watsonia
PHONE: (03) 9434 4167
PARKING: There is plenty of parking out the front.
TRANSPORT: There is good public transport via bus or train to Watsonia. Check local timetables for trains here
DISABLED ACCESS: Good disabled access. Wheelchair access is excellent as the aisles are very wide.
ATM: There is an ANZ at 15 Watsonia Road and a Redibank at 49 Watsonia Road.
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 the shopping complex. Ask shop keepers if you can’t located them.
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WEBSITE: Red Cross Op Shop
DONATIONS: Please deliver donations during business hours if possible.
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