Oh the disappointment when hearing Savers the Recycle Superstore closed its doors to the public in Frankston just a few weeks ago.
Savers happened to be the mecca of secondhand shopping for locals, with stock distributed over two floors, and organised into departments. Lets not forget their regular 50% off sales each season, attracting a flock of recycled shoppers to the store to pick up half price clothing bargains.
Fear not my fellow recycle shopping fans, Frankston has indeed lost a huge recycled thrifty gem, but there are still plenty of opportunities to shop for a bargain in Melbourne's southern suburb, situated at the tip the Mornington Peninsula.
There are an additional 7 Op Shops, plus a second-hand clothing store located in Frankston, making the journey to the end of the train line a worthwhile visit for any thrifty shopper. Bonus points for those travelling on public transport, all shops are within walking distance to the train station.
Salvos is one of the biggest Op Shops in Frankston since they've recently expanded to the upper floor. Downstairs you'll find furniture and clothing, upstairs you'll find homewares, bric-a-brac and kids items.
This is not an Op Shop, but a second-hand fashion store selling designer and high street labels. A great selection of original vintage and retro clothes, garments and accessories. If you are a student, you might be able to get yourself a 20% discount in store with a Splash Card (valid till the end of 2013), details here.
If second-hand shopping floats your boat, do take a trip out to Frankston, you can easily spend a day bargain hunting with the best of them. I'm sure you won't leave disappointed.
Frankston's MAJOR problem is their dreadful lack of PARKING!!
If you can access the train, do that. Driving and parking in Frankston is atrocious. If they want visitors, they have to improve parking availability dramatically and quickly.