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Whereas shopaholics feel guilty after a splurge, you can shop till you drop, knowing your bargain buys are directly supporting our local charities. Take the opportunity at one of these top op shops in Adelaide.
Goodies Op Shop - Cnr of The Parade and Portrush Road, Beulah Park; (08) 8332 8631
Clayton Wesley Uniting Church's Spire Community are locals passionate about inclusivity. They've developed programs to assist newly arrived refugees, grow community flower, fruit and vegetable gardens and share a friendly meal with locals experiencing grief and loneliness. The Goodies Op Shop funds these causes with sales of good quality clothing for women, men and children, in modern, vintage and retro styles and with paintings, books, crockery, children's toys and quirky sculptures.
The Magdalene Bargain Centre - 46 Carrington St, Adelaide; (08) 8305 9385
The Magdalene Op Shop is one of the most feel good retail therapy experiences in Adelaide. To support the extensive range of community services offered by AnglicareSA, ranging from relationship, financial and personal counselling to housing for seniors, foster care for children and emergency assistance for the homeless, the shop is stocked with a range of clothing for everyone in your family with retro surprises, collectables and antiques also at bargain prices. AnglicareSA also have stores in North Adelaide and Salisbury. The shop is open weekdays 9am - 4pm. Visit AnglicareSA for more info.
Vinnies - 263 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide; (08) 8447 3836
If you expect trouble to come in threes, solve your superstitions with the Vinnies trifecta. Vinnies' has stores across Australia but this might be the only Vinnies Op Shop to be in the St Vincents Building, on St Vincent St and in Gulf St Vincent. Amongst the cool clothes and nostalgic heirlooms, special buys have included Vans jeans for $12 and $2 golden oldies records. The shop is open weekdays 10am - 4.30pm and Sat 10am - 4pm. Visit Vinnies for more info.
Adra - 2/1a Lawrence Hargraves Way, Parafield; (08) 8182 5003
So far in 2017, ADRA has helped over 400,000 people with $16 million raised from donations and op shop sales to tackle poverty, climate change and domestic violence in Australia and abroad. In their op shop in Parafield, the super-friendly staff will help you find your new favourite outfit in the racks of quality clothing or you can redecorate with homewares and bric-a-brac. They also sell health foods from Sanitarium and some of Adelaide's best wine and non-alcoholic juices from Patritti in the Dover Gardens. The shop is open Mon to Thur 9am - 5pm and Fri 9am - 4pm. Visit Adra on Facebook for more info.
Turn heads with cut-price fashion (by Goodies Op Shop)
Second Chances - 3/397 Diagonal Rd, Sturt; (08) 8296 5588
Celebrating their 10th year in the community, Second Chances raises funds from sales of quality furniture, clothing, kitchen items, fabrics and jams to give offenders a second chance as they're released from prison, breaking a cycle of crime and supporting them, their families and children as they rejoin the local community, especially in Sturt. Refuel with coffee and cake during their regular cake sales. The shop is open weekdays 9.30am - 4.30pm and Sat 10am - 3pm. They also have a warehouse shop in Richmond with larger furniture, white goods and electrical appliances for sale. Visit Second Chances Op Shop website for more info.
Where do you love to trove for surprise bargains? Please let us know with a comment.
Save the Children Op Shop in Willunga is well set out and has plenty of bargains.
If you are going country there are plenty in Yankalilla worth a look. McLaren Vale hospital has one in Aldersley Street which is always worth a look.
On Grange Road just west of Findon Road on the south side there is a group of shops. Both Red Cross and Vinnies have Opportunity Shops. Both have clothing some like they are brand new or near new. I found the original retailer tag on some and misc items. A lady I know bought 3 outfits for what she would have paid for one at a Discount Variety Store that sells only new clothes, toys, electical etc. In fact one of the dresses had definitely come from there.
Salvage and Save are a not for profit group that save items from going to landfill and create employment for for people with disabilities through their op shop and salvage yard. They have four locationshttp://www.salvageandsave.com.au Well priced and a huge range on offer.
Semaphore uniting church op shop.
On the corner of semaphore road and young street is semaphore uniting church, behind the church is their op shop. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 3.
Though if the temperature is above 35 degrees the op shop will be closed.
The prices are very cheap and the staff are lovely.
Treasured Op Shop (formally Treasured Designs Op Shop) at Cnr of Milne Rd & Famechon Cres, Modbury North.
VERY well priced and clean, friendly and ultra helpful. Proceeds help the poor in the community! So worth going to. Always giving free bread away, too!
They are a real blessing!!!
The Big A on Goodwood Road, Colonel Light Gardens at the Church of Christ. Open Mon, Wed and Fri 8.30am to 12 and first and third Saturdays of each month 8.30 till 2pm. You can find great quality clothing, Manchester, books and bric a brac for the lowest prices in Adelaide plus a bunch of friendly volunteers to help you. Come and visit us sooner rather than later. Otherwise you will be missing out!
Savers have a wide range of products including curtains, blankets, quilt covers, toys and clothing of most sizes. At some stores they also have a huge range of novels and other books. There is a few throughout the suburbs of Adelaide. I know there is one at Kilburn and another near the TTP Plaza shopping centre.
Mondays they give Seniors Card holders discount.
Sundays they give students a discount. Students' ID card must be shown.
On odd occasions they also have Discounts of clothing. Not sure about other products.