Buttons of Mentone

Friday, June 4, 2010

Melbournes Bayside suburb of Mentone is not just home to the infamously cheesy nightspot 'The Edgy', but also holds two great little opportunity shops; Salvos and Southern Opportunity Shop Mentone, both on Florence Street, within a small parade of shops.

Members of Mentone's Uniting Church volunteer at The Southern Opportunity Shop, and are ever so friendly. In typical church charity shop style, price tags are written with a biro, but are also striped with a flourescent pen, mirroring Salvo's colour coded system - this week all tags with a pink stripe are half price.

But what really caught my attention about this delightful little Opportunity shop, is the huge display of buttons for sale. One lady carefully stitches every single button strip you see, isnt it great?

If ever you need a spare button to repair a shirt or dress, I think you might find a matching one at The Southern Opportunity Shop, Mentone!

51 Florence St, Mentone VIC 3194(03) 9583 7178

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