What’s not to love about op shops? They’re cheap, eco-friendly, ethical and a damn good way to find some amazing designer threads. But while there’s plenty of op shops to choose from in Melbourne, it can take a bit of digging to sort the treasures from the trash. Luckily we’ve already done the hard yards and sussed out some of our city’s best places to shop second hand.
If you’re feeling charitable and want to donate make sure you follow a few tips. Only donate items that are good quality (would you want this item to go to a friend?) and only drop off items if they fit inside the donation bins or can be dropped off with staff during business hours.