Markets, Op Shops, Secondhand

Explore & Inspire, Markets, Op Shops, Secondhand

Heide Makers’ Market


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How did this little gem of a market pass me by, especially as it’s so close to home. The Heide Makers’ Market is a collaboration between two well-loved Melbourne institutions – Heide Museum of Modern Art and The Rose St. Artists’ Market.

Set in the picturesque surrounds of the Heide Museum of Modern Art sculpture park, Heide Makers’ Market is the perfect space for those who are creative and a little different in their wares to share with people from Melbourne, Victoria and the world.  (more…)

Explore & Inspire, Markets, Op Shops, Secondhand

Bansic Opportunity Shop – MacLeod


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This tiny little Op Shop in MacLeod hasn’t been open long but does need some love and care. There is another Op Shop further down which is larger, lighter, brighter and more organised which really puts this one to shame.

Which is a little sad because their cause dedicated to supporting the local community through the provision of services that meet the short-term needs of people, producing long-term results is worthwhile.

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Salvos Op Shop – Brunswick


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With an eager teenage daughter who is an excellent Op Shopper, she lured me into this large chain Op Shops but what the hell. She immediately heads for the clothes, I immediately head for the furniture.

Brunswick like most other stores of this size are well laid out with space to move around. Items are organised by colour not size. I really would prefer size first, than colour within that size – I know I’m asking a lot but it wastes time pulling out clothes that the colour is great but is a medium.  (more…)

Explore & Inspire, Markets, Op Shops, Secondhand

Diamond Valley Community Op Shop – MacLeod


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Found myself back in MacLeod, a gorgeous little suburb that isn’t on the main roads so is nestled around larger postcodes. But don’t get me wrong, this place is gorgeous with a strip of shops that pretty much cater for all your needs. Plus it has two Op Shops – so it’s gotta be good right!

DVCS is managed by a committed and skilled group of volunteers many of whom reside in the local community. The Volunteer staff who interview clients are fully trained and accredited in provision in community information. This course is recognised nationally. (more…)

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Wonga Park Farmers’ Market – Wonga Park


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This was only the second time that the market ran and already they’ve found their mojo. Based out of the 120 year old Wonga Park Primary School, this Farmers’ Market has taken a proactive stance in having quality growers and suppliers showcasing and selling their wares.

With so much fresh local produce on offer, it is a culinary delight to explore the produce and chat with the growers and makers.  (more…)