I was surprised to learn this morning that this week is National Op Shop Week. Firstly, surprised that I wasn’t given a crown and sceptre and the title of ‘Ambassador’ and secondly, surprised that we have no public holiday to mark the occasion.
Moving on. Apparently op shops nation wide are currently experiencing their lowest stocks ever. More and more people are shopping at op shops, but not as many people are donating. We live in scary times! Start donating, people! Share the love! Redress the balance!
To celebrate I thought I’d go back over some of my most prized op shop purchases of all time.
Coat & Scarf this deliciously warm wool/cashmere blend coat I bought from Savers for $16.95. The scarf was about $4 from Vinnies.
Dress I blogged about recently. An excellent vintage find from Savers in Melbourne.
Jacket, shirt & skirt an entirely thrifted outfit, including the brooch. White shirt is a staple I wear all the time. Leather skirt is all kinds of versatile.
Jacket & shirt tweed black and white jacket I bought from the now defunct Savers in Shepparton. That place was a goldmine. Lest we forget.
Blazer floral goodness! Also blogged about recently.
Now for some National Op Shop Week resolutions:
- I will stop buying coats. I have at least 10 and I live on the edge of a desert.
- I will dabble in second hand footwear. I’ve yet to go there but I know I am missing out.
- I will get around to altering all those op shop finds that are too long/short/shoulder-paddy.
Click here for my handy guide for op shopping success.
Tell me, what has been your best or whackiest op shop find? Got any tips for success?