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Before queuing at midnight for the Boxing Day Sales or jostling with jolly Santas for last minute Christmas shopping, indulge your inner-shopaholic without the frustration at Perth's op shops, where every bargain buy supports worthwhile local and global charities.
Op till you drop at one of these top op shops in Perth.
Anglicare WA - 129 Russell St, Morley; (08) 9276 5239
The volunteers at Anglicare host their own fashion shows, taking eclectic bundles of donated clothes and creating chic masterpieces, displayed on the striking mannequins throughout the store.
The sales directly support the extensive range of community services offered by Anglicare WA, ranging from relationship, financial and personal counselling to housing for seniors, foster care for children and emergency assistance for the homeless. The collection of antiques, collectables and retro revivals are also carefully curated, all at bargain prices. AnglicareSA also have stores in North Adelaide and Salisbury. The shop is open weekdays 9am - 5pm, Sat 9.30am - 5pm and Sun 12pm - 4pm. Visit Anglicare WA for more info.
Milk n Honey supports the Youth with a Mission global movement, providing Christian teaching and community development programs in healthcare, education, family relationships and immigrant support. At the neatest op shop in Perth, you'll find classic clothing and shoes, designer brand sporting goods, cool home office furniture, antique tables, chairs and mirrors, and rugs that really tie the room together. The shop is open weekdays 10am - 5pm. Visit Milk n Honey on Facebook for more info.
Pick up Grace Kelly's elegant style at an op shop (by Salvos)
Salvos - 139 Buxton St, Mount Hawthorn; (08) 9443 3059
Prepare to be dazzled by the rainbow of colour, from contemporary, muted shades of blues and yellow to the eye-watering brightness of hot pinks and fiery reds in a shop filled with clothes and jewellery for the wardrobe, and furniture, artwork and golden oldie records for the home from every era, sure to please millennials, budgeting parents and conservative seniors. Almost daily, there are special sales, including Super Tuesdays with 20% discounts for health care card holders and pensioners, and student Wednesdays, also with 20% off.
Their shop in Osborne Park is Perth's designer bargain epicentre for shoes and there are stores throughout Perth, including at Subiaco, Morley, Maylands and Belmont.
The shop is open weekdays 9am - 5.30pm and Sat 9am - 5pm. Visit the Salvation Army for more info.
Save the Children - 8/165 Hay St, Subiaco; (08) 9381 1499
Save the Children helps kids around the world, including Australia, where they've been providing early education, practical parenting programs and healthcare since the 1950s.
All proceeds from sales of recycled fashion, toys, books, fine china and glassware support their mission.
The Subiaco shop is one of 18 in WA, including Mandurah where books are the specialty, Cannington, Midland, Mosman Park and South Fremantle, which also opens on Sunday.
The shop is open weekdays 9.30am - 4pm. Visit Save the Children for more info.
Host your own My Kitchen Rules dinner party with an op shop dinner set (by Salvos)
RSPCA - 59 Carrington St, Palmyra; (08) 9319 1985
While our pets may appreciate fashion, we can still support them with a burst of bargain shopping, at the RSPCA's newly launched Reloved Collection, offering the best contemporary high-street labels and vintage women's, men's and children's clothing to create striking outfits, with matching shoes, jewellery, handbags and purses. The stores also have object d'art curios to add sparkle to your home.
RSPCA also has shops in North Perth, Subiaco and Fremantle.
The shop is open weekdays 9am - 5pm. Visit RSPCA for more info.
Where's the op shop that always treats you to a one-of-a-kind bargain? Please let us know with a comment.