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Three West End Thrift Shops to Browse on a Sunday

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Published October 19th 2021
Sunday op shop bargains
If you thought charity op shops were closed on Sundays, you'd be pleasantly surprised to know that there are a few that trade all week. Here is a list of three op shops in West End where you can browse at leisure on a Sunday.

235 Boundary Street, West End
Tel: 3846 4033

Sunday is when you can bag a bargain at Yesterday's thrift shop. There's a "fill a bag for $4" section at the back of the store letting you choose from racks loaded with clothes and accessories. On other days, the items on these racks are a bargain nonetheless at just $2 a piece.

The store is very well-stocked with women's tops, dresses, pants, shawls, scarves, bags, hats, jewellery, and shoes. There is also a fairly good range of men's shorts, trousers, shirts, ties, and footwear.
The menswear section.

$2 a piece (or fill a bag for $4 on Sundays).

Other sections include traditional media such as books, CDs and DVDs, shelves of manchester, haberdashery, crockery and homewares, and a children's section with clothing, books, and toys. Be sure to take a look at the front windows which often display quality miscellaneous items.

Parking at rear of building.

Trading hours
Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:00pm
Sun 10:00am-4:00pm

Who does Yesterday's help?
All funds go to The Developing Foundation Inc, a charity that provides development and brain injury support to assist children and young people achieve their potential. 

381 Montague Road, West End
Tel: 3844 0459

Aside from a huge range of men's, women's and children's clothing, Vinnies has a large collection of books and media, crockery, glassware, and manchester.

The store also sells secondhand and new furniture including lounges, dining tables and chairs, desks, dressing tables, and bookshelves. There is a high turnover of stock as it's a great place to find quality furniture at a reasonable price.

Next to the store entry is a dedicated "Retro and Alternative" section brimming with racks of dresses, tops, bottoms, and jackets. You can also find yester-year crockery, collectibles, an assortment of vintage books, old-fashioned dolls, and bric-a-brac.

Limited parking is available in front of the store.

Trading hours
Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
Sun 10:00am-2:00pm

Who does Vinnies help?
Vinnies (St Vincent de Paul Society) provides support for low-income families, the homeless, refugees and migrants, indigenous Australians, children, education, and international projects.

108 Boundary Street (corner Russell St)
Tel: 0419884436

Lifeline's Vintage Revival store is located in the heart of West End's main shopping and dining strip.

west end thrift op charity shop open sunday lifeline vintage revival
Vintage Revival section on the second floor.

True to its name, you will find a stack of cool retro and vintage items calling out for new owners. The Vintage Revival section, on the second floor, is a trove of early to mid-century knick-knacks, including shelves filled with figurines, colourful glassware, floral teapots, delightful teacup sets, retro kitchen containers, ornate serving dishes, and plain aluminium ware. It also houses used books, puzzles, games, and racks of colourful dresses, loud shirts, and t-shirts from decades past. Mixed in with the secondhand rarities are some brand new tea towels and bath towels.

On the ground floor, you will find gorgeous evening gowns, denim, sportswear, men's shirts, trousers, office wear, jewellery, shoes, and handbags.

Looking for a thoughtful gift? Next to the main entry are hard-to-kill succulents in rustic pots that would look lovely on a terrace or a sunny kitchen sill.

Who does Lifeline help?
Lifeline provides wide-ranging community support - counselling and wellbeing, aged care, family support, homelessness, disability, foster care, and hospitals.

Trading hours

Mon-Sat 10:00am-6:00pm
Sun 10:00am-3:00pm
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I love looking through the thrift shops. I often bought my clothes in these shops when I worked, it was a great way to get quality at a reasonable price and reuse id the best form of recycling.
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