On 31, May 2012 | No Comments | In $$, 3, Bags, Belts, Clothing, Fitzroy, Hats, Homewares, Jewellery, Medium, Men's, Musical, Retro-fabulous, Shoes, Sunglasses/frames, Ties, Wallets/purses, Women's | By Rosie
Another delightful offering from the Australian Red Cross – you would never guess that this fabulous little vintage shop is not for profit. I’m guessing this Red Cross outpost has the luxury of being more selective than other stores, and you get to reap the benefits. Prices are higher than you would expect to find at your average op-shop, but I guess that’s the premium one must pay for the convenience and quality offered by the Red Cross on Brunswick Street. The collection consists, predominantly of clothing, shoes, accessories, a smattering of homewares and some vinyl records thrown in for good measure.
On 02, May 2012 | 2 Comments | In $$$, 4, Accessories, Bags, Belts, Bikes, Books, Brunswick, Buttons, Cameras, Clothing, Electrical, Furniture, Hats, Homewares, Indoor, Jewellery, Massive, Men's, Musical, Outdoor/Garden, Retro-fabulous, Shoes, Sunglasses/frames, Ties, Wallets/purses, Women's | By Rosie
As you may have guessed this marvellous vintage store on Lygon Street is the sibling of the Lost & Found Market in Collingwood. Consequently, I had great expectations… and it delivered! Similar to the Perry Street outpost, the Brunswick Lost & Found is divided into stalls each with its own theme and focus. Some stalls specialise is stereos and record players, others feature bikes and many of the stalls stock furniture, clothing, accessories, homewares and collectables – you really must see it for yourself to understand the magnitude of this collection!
On 29, Apr 2012 | No Comments | In $$, 2, Accessories, Bags, Belts, Books, Brunswick, Clothing, Furniture, Hats, Homewares, Indoor, Jewellery, Massive, Men's, Musical, No Frills, Outdoor/Garden, Shoes, Sunglasses/frames, Ties, Wallets/purses, Women's | By Rosie
This secondhand mega store on Sydney road was a hive of activity when I visited on Sunday. The racks and shelves at Savers are teeming with stock and are super organised – making what would otherwise be a completely overwhelming experience only mildly overwhelming. I could happily spend hours in this store rummaging through the barrage of stock which includes, clothes, furniture, prams, homewares, luggage, books, games, collectables, accessories, bags, belts, jewellery, ties and much more. For me the highlight was discovering an old Singer sewing machine in amongst the furniture.
It was Saturday afternoon when I visited the Salvos Store on Victoria Crescent and the place was a hive of activity -bustling with both staff and customers. The somewhat banal facade of this warehouse does not do justice to the exciting assemblage of secondhand goods inside, which includes clothing, shoes, ties, belts, hats,vinyl records, toys, sports equipment, DVDs & VHS, homewares, artwork, outdoor furniture, lounges, dressers, beds, mattresses, cushions, buttons, lamps, stools, ladders… and much much more. Salvos stores rely on donations, conveniently this opportunity store has a dedicated loading bay at the rear which is open seven days a week. The collection point is staffed, ensuring that all donations get to their intended destination and are not left exposed to the elements.
On 19, Mar 2012 | One Comment | In $$, 2, Bags, Belts, Cameras, Clothing, Hats, Homewares, Jewellery, Medium, Men's, Musical, Retro-fabulous, Richmond, Shoes, Sunglasses/frames, Ties, Wallets/purses, Women's | By Rosie
It was St Patrick’s day when I visited One Nine One on Bridge Road and the themed window display hinted at the fun and fabulous vintage store that lay beyond. Inside this Australian Red Cross op-shop you will find a sea of clothes, scarfs, belts, ties, hats, shoes, sunglasses, bags, wallets, books, records, homewares, cameras, disc-mans, suitcases, a small amount of furniture and much more. From the swish change rooms down to the timber coat hangers it is obvious that a lot of love and attention has been invested in this opportunity shop – there is even the opportunity to try before you buy with a record player and headphones set up amongst the collection of vinyl records. Many of the accessories look brand new or barely worn and have been carefully sorted and displayed (see photos below). At the rear of the store you will find the secondhand book section complete with reading chairs, a lovely place to sit if you need a little respite from all that shopping.