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Vinnies, Burnt Bridge Shopping Centre, Ringwood

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published March 31st 2021
Take the opportunity
The Burnt Bridge Shopping Centre is on Maroondah Highway, on the corner of Beaufort Road.



op shop interior
Looking down one of the long aisles.


Vinnies is shop 10. It's a normal shop width but has great depth, both in distance and variety of merchandise.

mannequins
They will greet you.


op shop interior
More merchandise.

All the usual op shop items are available, with clothing being the predominant items.

op shop interior
More clothes.


All sections are clearly labelled and my casual perusal showed the prices were extremely low.

op shop interior
Even more.


op shop interior
The colourful section.

Once you have selected your new outfit, and they all do look new, head to the shoe racks to match a pair with you newly acquired attire.

shoes
For the feet.

Don't forget your head. The hat range is small, but they may have just want you are looking for. There is a larger choice with the handbag and purse range.

hats & bags.
For the head and hand.

Almost one wall is dedicated to crockery and glass ware. Ranging from individual items to a complete dinner set.

op shop interior
Crockery & glassware.

If you are organising a dinner party, you could pick up some unique items here to give your guests a meal with a difference, certainly a different look.

crockery
Some colourful items here.


glassware
More crockery.


op shop interior
Even more.

There is a small section of items for children but nothing is cuter than the three little bears, perhaps waiting for a goldilocks to take them home.

op shop interior
For the little ones.


three bears
Waiting for Goldilocks.

The back wall is the book section, not huge, but several hundred books are just waiting to be read. Op shop books are so inexpensive it matters not if you don't like them as your outlay has been so small. Read them and donate them back. Recycling at its best.

books
The library.


The success of any opportunity shop is dependent on volunteers and Vinnies will always welcome volunteers over the age of 15 years. What a wonderful opportunity for teenagers to volunteer to work in an op shop to give them some real-life experience.

op shop interior
A message from above.


volunteer sign
Apply within.

Any op shop is worth a visit and Vinnies at Burnt Bridge is no exception.
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Why? All op shops are worth a look.
When: Mon - Sat. 10 am to 5.00 pm.
Phone: 03 9879 6961
Where: Burnt Bridge Shopping Centre, Maroondah Hwy., Ringwood. Melways map: 50. D.3.
Cost: Free to enter/
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