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Five Yankalilla Op Shops

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Published May 20th 2017
Welcome to Junk Street
I love op-shops, don't you? I'm always finding things I didn't even know I needed in op-shops for a fraction of the price I'd pay elsewhere. So when I found myself in the small Fleurieu Peninsula town of Yankalilla recently, I was thrilled to find no less than FIVE op-shops in the main street.

They are all within walking distance of each other and they are all open Thursday till Monday from 10am till 4pm.

First up you'll find Yankalilla Trading Store at number 87 Main Road. There's lots of large furniture items and smaller household goods such as lamps, clocks and kitchen gear. Quite a collection of DVDs and CDs too.

Yankalilla Trading Store
Yankalilla Trading Store


Curiously, they also have the longest, or is it tallest, pair of waders in the universe.

Longest waders ever
Longest waders ever


Just across the road, at number 95, I found my favourite op-shop. It has thousands of books for sale, I bought only two so there's still lots to choose from. It also has household knick-knacks including shelves and shelves of sparkling glass treasures, wicker baskets and embroidered tablecloths.

Just across the road
Just across the road


Just a few steps along the same side on the street is The Old Cottage Shop which seems to specialise in clothes. There is an entire room each dedicated to children's clothes, men's clothes and women's clothes.

The Old Cottage Shop
The Old Cottage Shop


Then there's The Top Shop which is chock-full of bric-a-brac. I saw a flowery teapot with a matchy-matchy platter, teacup and saucer.

The Top Shop
The Top Shop


Next to the tea set was an unfortunate, nightmare creation in the form of an outdoor dunny replica. To keep 'loo rolls' in. Nobody needs one of those.

loo roll 'dunny'
loo roll 'dunny'


My final op-shop treat was at the Yankalilla Community Op Shop where I found racks and racks of clothes, bric-a-brac, jigsaw puzzles and a large collection of magazines.

Yankalilla Community Op Shop
Yankalilla Community Op Shop


Ideally located between two of Yankalilla's op-shops is a quirky looking coffee place. It's appropriately named 'Junk Street'.

Junk Street Coffee
Junk Street Coffee

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Why? It's op-shop heaven
When: Thursday-Monday. 10am-4pm.
Where: Main Road, Yankalilla
Cost: Cheap
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