There aren’t many Op Shops that are open seven days a week, let alone do a roaring trade but the Sacred Heart Mission store in Clarendon Street South Melbourne absolutely rocks it! Popular with locals and visitors to the trendy Clarendon Street, the turnover of stock is phenomenal which means a weekly visit will always have surprises.
I remember when this store was a Lamborghini showroom years and years ago which is kinda funny that it now sells secondhand goods. You can see by the large frontage windows and light walls that this was set up to reflect the very best of the floor stock. So even secondhand goods can come off looking great here.
With two large windows there is plenty of room to create a theme that is eye-catching and enticing. Once you walk inside, stock is clearly laid out so you can find what you like. I’m more of a kitchen wares kinda gal but my daughters are more into clothes. At this South Melbourne store, it’s easily accessible with lots of space between racks and spacious changing rooms to try clothes in. Some of stock is put into clever displays and how could you resist not snapping a photo of this 1950’s yellow number (below). (more…)