THRIFTED TUESDAY

ONE of the first blogs I was introduced to was Hyena in Petticoats . Blog author Leah is also responsible for the Thrifted Tuesday Flickr ...


ONE of the first blogs I was introduced to was Hyena in Petticoats. Blog author Leah is also responsible for the Thrifted Tuesday Flickr group where other mad keen op shoppers share their finds. Check it out. I’ve posted a good deal of my finds there but there are other finds there that I’ve lusted after.

Surely one of the joys of op shopping is that the pieces you come home with are somewhat individual. I love when someone comments on a new-to-me pair of boots, or jacket and I tell them the bargain price I paid for it. Work colleagues, friends and family ask where I “op shop”, claiming they never find items they like when they venture in.

So, here’s my op shop challenge tip of the day.

TIP #1: Become a frequent op shopper. If you have an op shop in our neighbourhood, duck into it and take a look at what’s on the shelves at least once a fortnight. Op shoppers are like social archaeologists; we dig and dig and dig and dig, and every so often turn over a little gem.

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4 comments

  1. I think that's my problem - only time for surface raking with wee ones attached to the leg (or actually, more likely dismantling a bone china display). Although, the second kid has declared he's going to be an archaeologist. There could be a seed of an idea there...

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  2. I found a fab dress today. I'll post it tomorrow.
    I try to check all of my local oppies at least once a week. I walked in to Vinnies today and found 8 tea towels - the guy said that he'd only just put them on the rack. The good stuff disappears fast.
    I actually had to undress the dummy in their front window to buy the dress it was modelling!

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  3. Check, I'll dig next time!

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  4. i think the addictive nature of op shopping is somewhat due to the random nature of scoring a jackpot, need to have your magic ju ju happening, just like gambling but without the big financial investment - more of a time investment

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