Op Shops And Vintage Stores Are A Fashion Playground

by Antoinette Stonham

Op shopping is a fun, economical and environmentally friendly way to shop. You can find many unique, rare and possibly valuable treasures. Many times I have come across garments that are brand new, with the tags still on them or interesting coats and jackets that haven’t been mass produced.

If you are drawn to designer brands but don’t want the pay the designer price then Op shopping is for you.

There can be quite a variance in the Op shop price points, depending on the location. Trendier areas tend to be a bit higher in price than the suburbs or country areas.

Before you start on a shopping spree I would like to share some of my tips and hints, to help you make successful purchases.

Op shops have sales too. Some stores have a weekly tag sale which is when a certain coloured tag is on sale. Others have a sales rack.

Have fun, but don’t get too carried away with the prices and end up with a heap of clothes you don’t really need. Set yourself a budget and challenge yourself to try a style or colour that you wouldn’t normally buy.

My Recent Op Shop Buys

Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, brand new in the box $ 25.00 a pair

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Coloured box pleat skirt, brand new with the tag still on $4.00 . It was a great buy as I can wear it many different ways.

Morrissey Belt in the box $6.00

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What Has Best Your Best Buy?