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Published February 5th 2016
You'll find things you didn't even know you needed
There's something deeply satisfying about finding that perfect something in an op shop, getting a real bargain and knowing your money is going to a good cause. I like to circumambulate my repertoire of op shops on a regular basis and often I find things I didn't even realise I needed.
There are at least six op shops in Victor Harbor so it's worth my while taking a drive there from my home base in nearby Goolwa.
First on my list is the Save the Children Op Shop in Ocean Street. It is open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturday 9:30am - 2:30pm.
It's well ordered and prices are low. They have an especially good range of posh shoes for around $4 a pair and small bags of matching buttons for around fifty cents a bag. It's handy to have spare buttons, don't you think?
Just five minutes walk away, at 29 Albert Place, is the Lifeline Op Shop. It's open 10am until 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 10am until 3.30 on Saturday.
Lifeline also has shoes for $4 but not as ritzy. There seems to be oversupply of gold and silver shoes. I guess other women have husbands like mine who refuse to be seen with someone wearing gold shoes.
Newland Memorial Church hall is nearby, at 28 Victoria Street. On Thursdays from midday until 4.30pm they sell childrens clothing for fifty cents and up. Many items look hardly worn, so this is a great option for cash strapped parents who still want their little ones looking smart.
Now Victoria Street is op shop central in Victor because there are three more to visit here.
Vinnies is located in a small group of shops at 68-78 Victoria Street. It's open 7 days and has great displays and good prices. There are homewares and large furniture items, books and lots of good quality clothing. I bought a jaunty hat there last Melbourne Cup time.
In the same complex is the Salvos shop which opens Monday to Saturday 9am until 5pm. The quality and prices here are similar to Vinnies and it's easy to find brand name jeans in very good condition. You can't have too many pairs of jeans, can you?
Now just across the road, at 91 Victoria Street, is Whalers Emporium. Whalers assists the homeless in the local community and opens its doors Monday to Friday 9.30am till 4.30pm as well as Saturday mornings.
They sell furniture, tested electrical items, linen, curtains, clothing, shoes, videos and even vinyl LP records and you can lay-by items.