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Top 20 Melbourne City Op Shops

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by Vicky (subscribe)
Thrift, film and fun. Creator of I Love To Op Shop and co-creator of Women Who Netflix
Published September 4th 2016
Getting your Thrift on in the City
Finding an op shop in the city is not as easy as it sounds but they are there and I hope this op shop guide helps get you to them.

The first four are in the CBD and the rest are in some of the surrounding suburbs.

1. City Hunter Gatherer
Royal Arcade Off Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne (03) 9650 1843
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.15pm
Small but packed with vintage, retro and quirky picks. Part of the Brotherhood of St Laurence op shops.

Melbourne Op Shops
Melbourne's Hunter Gatherer Store

2. Brotherhood City Basement Store
Royal Arcade Basement off Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne (03) 9650 3011
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.15pm
It's a small but bustling store, not very friendly for prams or wheelchairs but this is more due to the old building and stairs. It offers mainly clothing with a small selection of homewares and bric-a-brac

3. Salvos Bourke Street
69 Bourke Street, Melbourne (03) 9663 7615
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm
The Salvos website gives this overview of its city store "this boutique store provides a great variety of men's and women's clothing and accessories, from basics to designer bargains as well as a wide selection of books".

Melbourne Op Shops
Melbourne's Bourke Street Salvos Store

4. The Conscious Closet
Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Ground Floor 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne (03) 9662 4289
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12pm to 5pm
Funds from this great enterprise help support Fitted for Work. Their website describes the store "The Conscious Closet stocks a range of recycled women's fashion including designer labels, vintage, contemporary fashion brands, shoes, accessories and more!"

5. Red Cross Richmond
120 Swan Street, Richmond (03) 9427 8556
Opening Hours: Mon 10am-5pm, Tues - Fri 9:30am-5:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Located between Richmond and east Richmond Train Station

6. Collingwood Red Cross
328 Smith St Collingwood (03) 9419 3746
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm

7. Vinnies Collingwood
121 Johnston Street, Collingwood (03) 9417 4559
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 11am to 4pm

8. North Melbourne Salvos
19 Errol Street, North Melbourne (03) 9328 2653
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm and Saturday 9am to 5pm

9. Anglicare Op Shop Fitzroy
122 Napier Street, Fitzroy
Opening Hours: Tuesday and Thursdays 10am to 3pm.

10. South Melbourne Salvos
183 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne (03) 9682 9553
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm and Saturday 9am to 5pm

11. South Melbourne Sacred Heart Op Shop
365 Clarendon Street South Melbourne (03) 9690 3392
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm
Described by Sacred Heart "A Lamborghini showroom in its former life, the glamour continues in its new life. With its high ceilings, light and bright feel, quality stock, and simple, elegant use of space, it's effortlessly welcoming."

12. South Melbourne Community Chest Op Shop
200 Bank Street, South Melbourne (03) 9699 6839
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm
A much loved hidden gem of an op shop. Proceeds go towards funding local community groups. Great prices.

13. South Port Uniting Care Op Shop
115 Bridport Street, Albert Park (03) 9690 2990
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm
Raising funds for outreach services run via the church.

14. Richmond Bridge Road Red Cross Op Shop
191 Bridge Rd, Richmond, 3121 (03) 9421 6481
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm
Voted Australia's Best Op Shop in 2015 this op shop is obviously well loved. It constantly has great window displays and a passionate volunteer crew.

Melbourne Op Shops
Red Cross's Bridge Road Retail Store

15. Prahran Red Cross
188 Commercial Road, Prahran (03) 9521 7613
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm and Sunday 11am to 3.30pm

16. Salvos Windsor
115-117 Chapel Street, Windsor (03) 9529 3181
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am-6pm and Saturdays 9am to 5pm

17. Storehouse Windsor Op Shop
77 Chapel Street, Windsor (03) 9521 7494
Opening hours: 10am-5.00pm (Mon-Sun)

18. Sacred Heart Prahran/Windsor Op Shop
86/88 Chapel Street, Windsor/Prahran (03) 9529 2455
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 6pm
This op shop has been operating on the busy Chapel Street for over 10 years now. It's a lovely big op shop with lots of furniture.

19. Prahran Mission Goodwill Op Shop
211 Chapel Street, Prahran (03) 9692 9553
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 12pm to 4pm
A great mixture instore with some room for furniture.

20. Vinnies Port Melbourne
326 Bay Street, Port Melbourne (03) 9646 4680
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9.30am to 1pm

The list is not extensive but if you are just visiting Melbourne and need an op shop fix I hope this helps.

Have I missed an op shop deserving of a shout out or do I need to update any information on the twenty listed? Please drop a message in the comments and I will try to keep it updated.

I'd also love to know which of these your favourites are.

May the op shop odds be ever in your favour!
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Your Comment
I hadn't thought of there being op shops in the CBD.
by Gayle Beveridge-Marien (score: 4|10397) 2333 days ago
Being a disability pensioner, I need OpShops to survive. Since they have become the haunt for the trendy employed people, prices have increased a lot, especially in the Red Cross Op Shops - to the extent that now pensioner persons like me can no longer afford them. Such a pity that a
societal necessity is now too expensive for the very people they are supposed to help.
by fluffynut (score: 3|1012) 2330 days ago
The Salvation Army Store in Abbotsford is a good one
But the best Op Shop in Melbourne is Alkira in Box Hill
Prices there are the op shop prices and you are guaranteed a bargain.
by ssuss (score: 0|3) 2330 days ago
Red Cross at Vic Market is AWESOME!
by dross (score: 0|3) 2292 days ago
Hello Vicky
Great list. Have you been to the Sacred Heart Mission Op Shop 806 Nicholson st Fitzroy yet ? A boutique style shop with some of the best prices in Melbourne!
by okeef (score: 0|2) 2333 days ago
This is a great one:
Brotherhood of St Laurence
109 Brunswick Road
Mon–Fri 9.30 am to 5 pm
Sat 9.30 am to 5 pm
Sun 10 am - 4 pm
by julia (score: 0|4) 2329 days ago
Family Life Op Shops
Black Rock
by belin (score: 0|6) 2328 days ago
Good 2 Go in Hosier Lane off Flinders Lane -!very inexpensive, run by Youth Projects, sells coffee and pastries too- a social enterprise training homeless youth.
by Melja (score: 0|2) 2119 days ago
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