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Published January 24th 2018
Little to spend, Lots to be had
Don't pass through Kadina without stopping in for a few quick bargains at the great Op Shops scattered about town! They are not all centrally located, and not all in easy walking distance of each other, so here's a local's guide to finding fashion and variety bargains you won't believe, in Kadina.
Vinnie's Shop, housed in the old church hall on the corner of Doswell and Hallett Streets, is one of my favourites. Fashion, quality and condition are paramount here. Current fashions and timeless classics are packed to capacity on the racks and shelves. There is always a good selection of shoes, most appearing in as-new condition. Prices can be a little higher here but the quality is great, expect to pay $10 or so for a good pair of shoes. If you're looking for glass and gift ware, or a selection of books and other household items, you'll find plenty to browse here. Open hours are Monday - Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Central to town, on Digby St, opposite the large, green, treed Queens Park, is the unassuming little Kindy Op Shop. Prices are very low. Find shoes for $2.50. Racks and shelves are packed. Quality can be variable, but definitely worth searching for that special treasure! Run by volunteers, only open during school terms.
Salvos, Kadina, have a large store packed tight with absolute bargains, on the corner of Port Rd and Drain Rd, Kadina. This is a must-stop shop if you are keen on a huge variety of clothing at unbelievably low prices. Find fashionable dresses for $6. There are also lots of other goodies filling shelves and ground-space; look for furniture and home-wares galore. Opening hours are Monday-Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturday 9:30-12:30.
ADRA Op Shop, Kadina, have a small store, also packed tight with incredibly bargain-priced clothing, shoes and a range of household items. Truly, there are just masses of things in this shop. Inculding, sometimes, food items, and furniture. You wouldn't think it would all fit in! Often ADRA have pot-plants for sale at really cheap prices, too. Located on Port Rd, Kadina, opening hours are Tuesday - Thursday 9:30am-4:00pm and Fri 9:30am-3:00pm.
Don't forget the Kadina Christian Bookshop. Half of shop is pre-loved goods and have expanded with another room behind.
Clothes, books and bric a brac at very reasonable prices.
Very clean and tidy shop located in Main Street.