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by Lesley Mitchell (subscribe)
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Published February 20th 2013
A free cuppa, Brand New items for $3, A great way to shop
Don't we all love a bargain and the Boronia Thrift Shop has plenty of them.

Trying on some lovely New (2nd hand) clothes *Copyright Lesley Mitchell

It has only been open for a short time and is part of the Salvation Army chain of charities.

Taking over a small house they have now housed the thrift store here.

A good selection of books and home wares

It is a lovely little space filled with happy volunteers and some great items to share with you.

The day that I visited the volunteers explained to me that they really enjoyed working here because they felt it was such a nice little place to be and that they were assisting people in need.

Jewellery and trinkets cabinets

Their prices are certainly very fair and not only do they have the usual range of secondhand items they had plenty of new items when I visited.

I found quite a lovely range of jewellery and watches and brand-new belts for men.

On one wall was a beautiful handmade quilt that took up half the wall it had obviously taken somebody a great deal of time to create and was now on sale for only $9.50.

How much work has someone put into this - a bargain at $9.50. It may still be there!

There was a box of brand new men's business shirts still in their packets and priced at $29.95 on sale here for $3.99.

Brand new mens business shirts for $3.99

I accidentally walked through the kitchen and apologised for being in the private area, then I noticed as I looked into the pantry that everything in there had price tags on it, they laughed with me and said "No, no it is fine - everything here is available for sale and you're welcome to be anywhere you want to be".

In the pantry they had a range of cookware, Tupperware and glassware.

If you are a crafty type, there is a cupboard filled with fabric and sewing patterns.

In the front room there was quite a good range of ladies clothing including shoes and handbags all very reasonable priced for just a few dollars.

A reasonable range of Ladies Clothing

Arriving in the entry foyer, I discovered somebody had donated a large basket filled with M&M beachtowels. They were brand-new still in their plastic bags and the type that you could fold inside on themselves to make into a shoulder bag to take to the beach and then spread out to use as a large towel. I thought these would be a great idea for the school holidays or for Christmas presents.

Large New beachtowels, perfect for gifts - I think they were around $4

One of my children found quite a good selection of movies and DVDs so he has enough viewing pleasure for quite some time now.

One of the things that really appealled to me and made me feel at home was that the moment I walked through the door I was offered a free cup of tea with a genuine smile.

Some of the friendly volunteers that were on duty at my visit. Michael (left), Eleanor (Middle) and Steve (right)

Certainly a slightly different and very lovely shopping experience.

The Boronia Thrift Shop is open
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday between 10 AM and 2 PM
(they are closed Sunday and Monday)

They are located at the corner of Mountain Highway and Liverpool Road, Boronia 3155
Just down the road from The Basin roundabout.

Telephone (03) 9762 7604

Their motto is: "Come in and grab a bargain and have a cuppa and chat with our friendly staff. We look forward to meeting you".

You can get there through bus route 755 from Bayswater railway station. It travels along Mountain Highway (intersecting with Liverpool Rd) to The Basin turntable then on to the Boronia railway station and Knox city.

The entry to the unassuming little building.

We would love to hear what treasures you find here - please add a note to us in the comments box below.
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Why? Great bargains and friendly service
When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 AM to 4:30 PM Saturday between 10 AM and 2 PM (they are closed Sunday and Monday)
Phone: (03) 9762 7604
Where: corner of Mountain Highway and Liverpool Road, Boronia 3155
Cost: free entry
Your Comment
Found a fabulous dolls pram brand new for $10 grand child was delighted
by dinky (score: 1|17) 2449 days ago
Great post! Thank you and I will be visiting soon!
by iram. (score: 1|38) 2455 days ago
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