Explore & Inspire, Markets, Op Shops, Secondhand

Salvos Op Shop – Watsonia

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This is another one of those Op Shops that I pass every week day and along with the Red Cross one about 100m away, I took the time to go inside and explore.

This Salvo store is in the main street so you can hardly miss it, especially with all the red donation bins out the front.

This is quite a good size store and there is certainly plenty of quality stock around. Unlike some stores, it does have furniture which although takes up space, is obviously turned over quickly.

There is a small ramp from the right side of the shop to the left so if you are in a wheelchair, use a cane or frame or are just a little wobbly on your feet – beware.

For anyone under 30 – these are called EP’s and when I was 12 I was so excited to buy my first one – David Cassidy, I Think I Love You.

I do love it when they put displays together well to give you an idea of how an outfit can look. Killer heels in this one.

Not sure I like the jacket on this but the outfit is very…..green. One of many long dresses and gowns in the store.

Do love a soda syphon, just wish I knew how to repurpose them as they are such a magnificent design.

This was near the front door – ode to Mother’s Day which is only in a few weeks as a write this however, this post isn’t scheduled until August.

Lots of good bric-a-brac – something for everyone. Why would you buy anything new when there is so much secondhand stuff in places like this.

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: 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday. 9am – 5pm Saturday. Sunday – closed.

LOCATION: 3/103 Watsonia Road, Watsonia

PHONE: (03) 9434 3876

PARKING: There is plenty of parking out the front or up the side streets.

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. 


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.

SOCIAL MEDIA:  Facebook click here.

No Instagram but #salvoopshopwatsonia

WEBSITE: Salvo Op Shop

DONATIONS: Please deliver donations during business hours if possible.

Now it’s your turn. Share your stories of the Salvos Op Shop in Watsonia. Likes, dislikes, bargains you’ve bought and people you’ve met. Leave a comment below.

Happy hunting.

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