Balenciaga dreams do come true!

Balenciaga dreams do come true!

I had an op-shop experience last week that made me believe dreams really can come true. A friend and I set out for an afternoon of op-shopping on Saturday. The glorious sunshine made my friend implore me to stop for a drink (hey, I only had lemonade – I was driving!) before our shopping trip.(…)

A wedding dress on a budget

A wedding dress on a budget

Some readers may remember I wrote a post last year about my feelings on buying a second-hand wedding dress. My opinions haven’t changed since I got engaged, and so a little while ago I invited my sisters (a.k.a. bridesmaids) to go on a wedding dress op-shopping day with me.     Things learned on this trip:(…)

The Red Cross ‘Recycle Love’ call out

The Red Cross ‘Recycle Love’ call out

Calling all designers and artists! The Red Cross on Bridge Road is looking for volunteers to help create an upcycling recycled fashion event. This store always has fabulous merchandising and possibly the friendliest staff ever. I’m hoping to get involved later with this myself.     Here is the brief if you are interested: ‘RECYCLE(…)

The latest op-shop apps

The latest op-shop apps

There are a couple of interesting apps and websites I’ve been using recently. There seems to be a shift in that more stores are trying to develop an online presence. As you can imagine, this is a difficult process with second-hand items because there is only one in the store. Managers, staff and volunteers generally(…)

The Aussie answer to online shopping

The Aussie answer to online shopping

Have you noticed that online shopping has taken off in a big way? I never thought that online stores would replace physical shopping – but experience has taught me that unless you have an online presence, you’re probably missing a large potential customer base. Even op-shops and second hand stores are making an effort to(…)

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