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Published September 4th 2016
Best Op Shop Spot in the Bay
The Chelsea area has some great op shops from smaller independent ones to the larger more well-known chains of op shops. All help promote sustainable shopping, recycling and raise funds for valuable programs locally and nationally.
This guide will hopefully help you plan your trip to get the most out of your op shopping adventure.
1. Longbeach Op Shop 405 Nepean Highway Chelsea (03) 9772 1186
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 4pm and Saturday 9.30am to 1pm Lovely church run op shop opposite the Chelsea Train Station. Good variety of clothing, books and bric-a-brac at low prices.
2. Chelsea RSPCA Op Shop 424 Nepean Highway, Chelsea (03) 9776 0356
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm Wonderful and enthusiastic volunteers. Items are well priced and they have some furniture depending on donations and space. They have a $2 rack and 50% off a weekly coloured tag. It is a dog friendly shop with doggie treats on the counter.
3. Chelsea Family Life Op Shop
435 Nepean Highway, Chelsea (03) 9773 9761
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm
A five minute walk from the Chelsea train station along the main street the Family Life op shop is always packed with a high quality and beautifully presented variety of interesting donations. It's always a welcoming and warm op shop to visit. It often has discounted items at the front of the store and seasonal sales.
The Family ife Store in Chelsea
4. Vinnies Chelsea Heights
1-2/6 Hartwood Court, Chelsea Heights (03) 9773 4047
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm
It's a lovely and bright new store. It has plenty of furniture and a well presented homeware section. It also offers racks and racks of fashion with a 50% off discounted area at the back of the store, and it's great for books.
5. Salvos Chelsea Heights
2/1-5 Hartwood Ct, Chelsea Heights
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm
Next door to Vinnies this is another big store with furniture, fashion and lots of homewares. It has a $2 rack on a Monday and 50% off on a coloured tag each week.
Gorgeous Nanna Blankets at Chelsea Heights Salvos Store
6. St Chads Op Shop Carrum
12 McLeod Rd., Carrum (03) 9772 3767
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm and Saturday 9am to 12pm
Bit of a hidden gem attached to the church next door to Aldi in Carrum. It has great low prices with stock moving quickly as a result. There is generally no large furniture due to limited space.