On 16, Mar 2014 | No Comments | In $, 2, Accessories, Bags, Belts, Books, Clothing, Collectables, Electrical, Furniture, Hats, Homewares, Indoor, Jewellery, Medium, Men's, No Frills, Shoes, South Melbourne, Sunglasses/frames, Wallets/purses, Women's | By Rosie
I recently had the pleasure of visiting the South Melbourne Community Chest. This delightful opportunity shop is treasured by locals, not only for the sweet secondhand collection in store but also the great contribution it makes to the community. The Community Chest is somewhat of an institution in these parts, it’s popularity means that stock is regularly turned over and you will always find something new on display. All items for sale have been donated the proceeds are used to support local community groups, so you can indulge in a spot of shopping and know that you’re helping the community simultaneously – just excellent!
Out of town
On 11, Feb 2013 | No Comments | In $$$, 3, Accessories, Bags, Belts, Bikes, Books, Cameras, Clothing, Electrical, Furniture, Geelong, Hats, Homewares, Indoor, Jewellery, Massive, Men's, Musical, No Frills, Out of town, Outdoor/Garden, Shoes, Sports, Sunglasses/frames, Ties, Wallets/purses, Women's | By Rosie
I had driven past The Mill Market in Newcomb many times, for those of you who frequent the Bellarine peninsula you have most likely spotted the massive orange barn on the outskirts of Geelong. It was only recently that I found time to pop in and rummage through what can only be described as a secondhand megastore. The two levels of The Mill are brimming with goodies including retro speaker systems, homewares, kitchen cabinets, records, chairs, books, baskets, fishing rods, ladders, clothing, bikes, lamps, shoes, basins, rollerskates, chairs, fans, birdcages… You can even find giant plastic ice-creams in this place!
On 11, Nov 2012 | No Comments | In $$, 2, Accessories, Bags, Belts, Books, Clothing, Electrical, Footscray, Furniture, Hats, Homewares, Indoor, Jewellery, Massive, Men's, Musical, No Frills, Shoes, Sunglasses/frames, Ties, Wallets/purses, Women's | By Rosie
This West-side outpost of the Savers conglomerate is a whopper. The collection of stock is huge, they even had a dedicated Halloween costume section when I visited. Like all good secondhand megastores the Footscray Savers has an air of organised chaos, the sense of chaos was probably compounded by the hoards of people looking for Halloween costumes. The stock here includes clothing, furniture, hats, shoes, bags, toys, homewares, sports equipment, records, books, belts, ties, sunglasses, jewellery and electrical goods.
Next time you find yourself cruising down Point Nepean Rd take a pit stop at this pleasant little op shop. Beyond the lack lustre facade you will find clothing, homewares, toys, VHS, DVDs, sporting goods, records, books, haberdashery, hats, bags, belts and loads more. As you would expect at a country op shop such is this the prices are low and the quality of stock varies.
Yeehaaa!! If you’re in the market for a pair of cowboy boots look no further! Vintage Sole stocks a great range of both men’s and women’s boots. The collection is not exclusively cowboy boots in fact I picked up a lovely pair of red leather shoes (see below). In store you will also find a small array of jackets, shirts, dresses, skirts, bags and belts.