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Three Opportunity Shops in Maleny

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by May Mafinda (subscribe)
Sunshine Coast Creative.
Published June 4th 2018
Op shopping for bargain hunters
If you're ever in Maleny Village and op shopping is your thing, you're in the right spot for a day of bargains. You may find that certain item you need or want, or something unique. I visit these op shops regularly and they are friendly spaces, well stocked with affordable recycled goods, and support people and families in the local community.

The Salvation Army Family Store is a large church based op shop. Their profits go to families in need in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland area around Maleny.

This op shop is my favourite - not only because of the pleasant demeanour of the manager welcoming you with a cheerful ''Hello!" as soon as you enter the door, but because I've found cheap priced, practical items in good condition such as cups, cookware, and cutlery.

Furniture and items for home decor

This store is always packed floor to ceiling with furniture neatly arranged on the shop floor. There are dressing tables, bookshelves, mattresses, beds, lamps, dining tables, and large-scale artwork on offer. If you like upcycling clothing, racks of vintage, retro, or modern clothing stand between shelves of books, old records, haberdashery, curtains, and bed linen. On random days, there are 50% off sales, usually for clothing.

Racks of clothing to sort through

Bloomhill Op Shop raises money for people with cancer and their families on the Sunshine Coast. This is a small cosy store, with friendly volunteers and a quaint old timely feel.

On display are antique or old charming china sets, crystal ware, linen, handmade crotched doilies, bakeware, kitchen appliances, bric-a-brac, and good quality clothing for children and adults. They have a small collection of books, and do not sell furniture. This is where I usually go to buy big mason jars for preserving, jams, and linen clothing.

The Lifeline Op Shop raises money for crisis counseling and suicide support and is lively and bright.

Bric-a-brac, bags and accessories

There are two floors, one for pre-loved clothing, accessories, and a medley of decorative things for the home, musical instruments, and jewellery.

Upstairs, you'll find wall-length shelves of books, rugs, woollen blankets, and curtains and homewares. This is where I look for old classic books and anticipate finding something quirky or offbeat.

Here are the locations for these stores. They are each within about a two-minute walk of each other in Maleny.

Salvation Army Family Store
4/5 Riverside Centre
4 Maple St

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm
Sat 9-1pm

Bloomhill Op Shop
17 Maple St

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 9.30-4pm
Sat 10-2pm
Sun 10-2pm

Lifeline Op Shop
Shop 10/43 Maple St

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 9-4.30
Sat 10-3pm
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Why? Affordable shopping, supporting community
Where: Maleny Village
Cost: cheap, budget friendly
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Mei - it appears that your profile photo has been loaded upside down. Quirky!
by May Cross (score: 3|8260) 1745 days ago
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