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.
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…)
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.
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…)
This is the third part of a three-part post on the benefits of outdoor education. So following on from my article a week ago, here is Part Three of the benefits of Outdoor Education. (more…)
The St Kilda Esplanade Market has been popular with locals and tourists alike since 1970. Well haunted by travellers from around the world, it’s an ideal place to pick up that unique Australian gift. No kangaroo testicles here.
Whether you eat first or later, make sure you get here early as it the warmer months it becomes very crowded. (more…)