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Keen for a bargain? Skip the chaos at the Boxing Day Sales. Don't jostle with a jolly Santa for last minute Christmas shopping. Shop for a good cause in Perth's best op shops where every dollar supports local charities.
Op shop till you drop at one of these charity shops in Perth:
Anglicare WA - 129 Russell St, Morley; (08) 9276 5239
The volunteers at Anglicare volunteers host fashion shows with wild collections of chic donations. Instead of starving supermodels, the clothing ensembles are displayed with shy, silent mannequins. All proceeds support Anglicare WA's community services, including personal counselling, foster care for children, financial and housing support for seniors, and emergency aid for our homeless.
Milk n Honey supports the Youth with a Mission global movement. Their Christian community development program offers 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.
Milk n Honey is Mon - Thur 11am - 5pm and Sat 9am - 2pm. Visit Milk n Honey on Facebook.
Pick up Grace Kelly's elegant style at an op shop (by Salvos)
Salvos - 119 Barrack St, Perth; (08) 9225 7912
The fashion and jewellery at Salvos will dazzle you with contemporary blues and yellow to the eye-watering hot pinks and fiery reds in a shop filled.
Match your new outfit with furniture, artwork and golden oldie records from every era.
Save up for 20% discount days - Thursdays for seniors and Wednesdays for students.
Their shop in Osborne Park is Perth's best for bargain designer shoes with more specials at the Mount Hawthorn, Subiaco, Victoria Park, Maylands and Floreat stores.
Salvos is open weekdays 9am - 5.30pm and Sat 9am - 5pm. Visit the Salvation Army for more info.
Save the Children - 1296 Albany Hwy, Cannington; (08) 9356 9368
Save the Children has been helping kids in Oz and overseas with early education, practical parenting programs and healthcare since the 1950s.
All proceeds from sales of their fashion, toys, books, furniture, fine china and glassware the next generation.
Cannington is just one of WA's 15 STC shops. Book lovers should head for Mandurah, with other local treats in Midland, Mosman Park and South Fremantle.
WA's leading animal welfare charity protects our pets from cruelty. Protect yourself from fashion faux paus at the same time with the vintage style and latest designer labels in the RSPCA Reloved Collection.
Shop for clothes, shoes, jewellery and handbags for a wardrobe makeover for the whole family. Bring home some bling with unique object d'art curios.
RSPCA is also in North Perth, Subiaco and Fremantle. Bibra Lake is open Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm. Visit RSPCA for more info.
Where's the best op shop bargain in Perth? Please let us know with a comment.
Masonic Charity Outlet (MCO) 1291 Albany Highway, Cannington (corner of Kent Street) is a lovely Op-Shop, with friendly staff, well laid out store and great prices! They also have another smaller shop at 664 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley where they sell designer clothing and accessories, jewellery, collectables and much more. Pay them a visit - it's well worthwhile!
The Op shop was once a source of tat. Old things that were sometimes broken, torn, just plain worn down, corroded, unusual. They provided material for people of artistic bent who were able to turn rust, any fabrics of natural materials, unfinished work, lots of things that we happily turned into something newly created again. I morn the loss of my Saturday morning forage to these often dimly lit and overflowing arks of ancient pieces.
Salvo's and Vinnies on Albany Highway opposite Save the Children Fund all great, plenty of room to walk around and all located close to,one another in Cannington. Westfield shopping Centre is close too.