In a world where secondhand certainly doesn’t mean second best, it can be hard for a new kid on the op shop block to shine. But that definitely isn’t a problem for the new Red Cross joint on Broadway. This carefully curated store is scoring retail goals left, right and centre with its stock, layout and super cool attitude.
As with many slick city op shops, colour coded racks of clothes lead the proceedings, with everything from a cute Dotti crop for $7 to a dedicated shelf of near-new jungle print kaftans for $45 apiece, and a massive rack of $20-$40 cut-off denims. This shop likes to blend new cast-offs with the previously worn and we can appreciate a box of store-ready black and white t-shirts almost as much as a secondhand sequined zip-up party top.
Beyond the wardrobe winners, you’ll also find carefully organised shelves of candles and crockery, sandals for days, and a very thoroughly thought-out book section with paperbacks for a fiver. As you have a squiz at their small section of $5 Minecraft and Doctor Who collectible toys, you’ll want to boogie along to their soundtrack of Bob Marley and David Bowie hits, before prancing in front of the Hollywood-style mirror on the red carpet.