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Published September 3rd 2016
Cheltenham Thrifters Go To Guide
Shopping in Cheltenham is not just about Southlands, the town centre itself has a great variety of op shops offering ethical consumers a great alternative to buying something new. At the same time, you get to support some amazing charities helping with local projects and initiatives.
Here is a quick rundown of the 5 op shops in Cheltenham.
1. Sacred Heart Mission Op Shop
261 Charman Road, Cheltenham Open 7 days 10am – 5pm
The newest addition to Cheltenham's op shopping scene, It opens on the 7th September and is bound to be a great store to visit. The website tells us "With loads of quality pre-loved items including clothing, jewellery and fashion accessories, there's also lots of lovely items for the home - something special for the kitchen, fun dining and the outdoors - plus a host of knick-knacks, thingamajigs and decorator items."
2. Cheltenham Op Shop 33-35 Station Street, Cheltenham (03) 9583 2993 Open Monday to Friday 9.30 to 4pm and Saturdays 9.30am until 12pm. Run by volunteers from St Matthews Anglican Church, this is a great old-school op shop with a mix of collectables and everyday items.
3. AAPS Op Shop
22 Station Street, Cheltenham Open Monday to Friday 9.30 to 4pm and Saturdays 9.30am until 12pm
A gem of an op shop supporting the Australian Animal Protection Society. The op shop has lovely volunteers and a good selection of well-priced goods.
4. Family Life Op Shop
316 – 318 Charman Road, Cheltenham (03) 9583 0305
Open Monday to Friday 9.30 to 4pm and Saturdays 9.00 am until 2pm, Sundays 10am to 2pm
The store is a decent size with a high quality of goods, some furniture and great volunteers.
1216 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham (03) 9583 1598
Open Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.30pm and Saturdays 9.00am until 5pm
Fantastic presentation in a large store, there is a good selection of furniture, clothing, and bric-a-brac. Don't forget on Mondays they have a $2 clothing rack and each week one coloured tag has 50% off.
All of Cheltenham's op shops are close to the train station for those on the Frankston line.
On Sundays, Cheltenham also hosts a great undercover market run by the Rotary. With two op shops also open, it's an even better reason for a weekend visit. Enjoy the atmosphere, pick up some great preloved clothing, antiques, collectables, fresh fruit, and flowers and support the local community.
If you head there with the intention of op shopping, please take five minutes to check your cupboards and drawers for a few good quality item to donate.
Hope this list helps; if it needs updating please drop me a message in the comments.