Last week, I got to visit the Community Caring Inc op shop located in Mornington. It is a reasonably sized thrift shop that sells donated goods and raises money for the community. They have a great range of second-hand goods including clothing, kids toys, DVDs, books, furniture, cards, accessories, knitting items, and crafty products.
I love this op shop because it is not expensive. You can pick up clothes for $3 a piece, board games under $5, kids soft toys for 50 cents and so on. It means you can bring a purse with loose change and won't have to swipe your EFTPOS card.
The best part of this shop is that they always have a stack of board games in stock which I like to look through and purchase new ones for my siblings and nephews to enjoy. I have found classics like Scrabble, Monopoly, Hungry Hippos and Battleship here all in good condition and very cheap.
If vintage and retro is your style, you will love seeing the awesome items behind the glass cabinets. Old toys, collector's items and videos, etc can be found here and generally not badly priced, so if unique vintage items are your thing, you must come and have a look.
Another great thing I like about this op shop is the nice jewellery they have for sale. The genuine jewellery is behind a glass cabinet, but the other plastic bracelets, necklaces, and others are in small dishes, so you can try them on. Very lovely pieces and all under $2.
Overall, I think this op shop is great because of the affordability. If you are in the mood for an op shop run, then make this one on top of your list.