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If you've emptied your wardrobe in a Marie Kondo declutter demolition, catch the cheap-priced classic clothing in Adelaide's op shops.
Enjoy guilt-free shopping as your bargain buys support our local charities. Start your search with 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 run programs for our new refugees. They grow flowers, fruit and veg in the community gardens, using the produce to feed those experiencing grief and loneliness.
All funds from the Goodies Op Shop support these programs. They sell quality contemporary, vintage and retro fashion for women, men and children. There are also paintings, books, crockery, children's toys and quirky sculptures.
Vinnies - 263 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide; (08) 8447 3836
Omne trium perfectum is Latin for "the rule of three". At Vinnies, only good things come in threes, with this trifecta Vinnies Ops Shop in the St Vincents Building, on St Vincent St and in Gulf St Vincent.
Check out the cool clothes, harken back with heirlooms, grab special buy designer labels or rock n' roll to golden oldie LPs.
Vinnies is open weekdays 10am - 4.30pm and Sat 10am - 4pm. Visit Vinnies for more info.
Salvos - 96 Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide; (08) 8240 4831
The Salvation Army is the go-to charity for Adelaide's homeless. Since the Aussie founding of the Salvos in our Botanic Park in 1880, they've offered food, shelter and support for thousands of Aussies every year. Support them with a bargain from the Port Adelaide shop.
The friendly volunteers will give you a makeover from the racks of classy clothing. Pick up eye-catching homeware and bric-a-brac, books, toys and music, then take a nap on one of the new mattresses for sale.
The shop is open Mon to Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm and Sat 9am - 5pm. Visit the Salvos 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
For over a decade, the funds from Second Chances have given former inmates a second chance as they're released from prison. Second Chances helps break the cycle of crime by supporting them, their families and children as they rejoin our local community.
Pick up quality furniture, clothing, kitchen items, fabrics and jams. Sample sweet treats and fresh coffee during the regular cake sales. Check out the warehouse shop in Richmond for larger furniture, white goods and electrical appliances.
Second Chances is open weekdays 9.30am - 4.30pm and Sat 10am - 3pm. Visit Second Chances Op Shop for more info.
Where do you go for feel-good bargains in Adelaide? 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.
St Luke's Op Shop at 35 Whitmore Square has something for everyone. Cheap good quality clothing, books, linen, lots of kids clothes and toys, shoes, blankets, bric-a-brac. Open Monday to Thursday 9 to 3 and Friday 9 to 2. Pop in and the friendly volunteer staff will assist you to find a bargain.
McLaren Vale Hospital Op. Shops. has 9 different outlets,all selling quality goods. , electrical checked and tagged ,handcraft,ed goods,garden,furniture,books, manchester, and wonderful clothes,shoes,bags,there is a whole shed of brica brac etc.I go mon.weds, but they are open thursday I think.
Aggies on Unley Road has good quality collectables and unusual items. Dealers are regularly in to buy for resale. Lovely clothing, toys, manchester, crystal, pictures, they'll even look out for items for you. Adele
Foundation 1 Mawson Lakes, Foundation 1 Parafield and Foundation 1 Mt Barker. They all have reasonably priced items with a community pantry open tot he public some with free bread and fruit and veg for persons suffering with the current climate.
Try the Rotary Club of St Peters shed sale - open Saturday from 8 - 12.30 at Linde Reserve, Stepney. An absolute treasure chest, and really good prices. Clothing, books, homewares, hardware, electrical etc.
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!!!
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.
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.
Kersbrook Op Shop is open from 9am Wednesday and Saturday.
Chock a block full of clothing, shoes, books and bricabrac.
Friendly and helpful volunteer staff.
All proceeds go to assist in the maintenace of Kersbrook SM Park which is a community owned facility supporting locals and sporting clubs.
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.
There is an amazing OP Shop 2days a week at Scots Church in North Terr in the city. Open 10-4 Tuesdays and Thursday. Often has new designer wear donated by BNKR of Rundle Mall.
Serves coffee and cake to refresh you as a gift to you.
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The Blair Athol Church of Christ Op Shop at 379 Prospect Road is a must to visit. Read the review above in Weekend Notes. We are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 am until 4pm and from 10am until 4pm on Tuesdays. We sell clothing, toys, books and homewares. To turn over stock, adult clothing is $2 / item. It is a shop worth visiting as you will be greeeted by helpful and friendly staff.