Now I'm an avid op shopper from way back. I would be quite happy to spend my entire days frolicking amongst bric a brac, clothes, shoes, kitchen appliances, antiques, doilies - you name it, I've handled it and most probably, bought one (or more) somewhere along the line.
I've been shopping at these particular op shops on the Sunshine Coast for the past year now and I tell you something, they are affordable, their clothes are always immaculate, some of the op shops even have a range of cheap new goods and well, I've never failed to walk out of there feeling as though I've scored a bargain.
These wonderful op shops are located in the main street of the small country towns of Pomona and Cooroy. The larger op shops are Lifeline, Endevour and Bloomhill, and allow yourself some time to sort through the many racks of clothes. Better still, take along a list of things you are looking for, because it's easy to get distracted!
If you're in the area, I recommend the "Helping Hand Op Shop" (Google their web page for further information). It is operated by the Uniting Church in Mooloolaba, 6 Meta Street. This little shop is run out of the front of the church, and while it is only small they do get new stock quite frequently. Plenty of clothes outside undercover, and a bit of a bric-a-brac inside. Volunteers run who run the store are very lovely people.