Thrifting in Well-Heeled Suburbs

Sunday, November 28, 2010

There is a lot to be said for thrifting in a prosperous part of town, with an array of second hand designer labels; Ralph Lauren, Armani, and a huge collection of high end retail labels Country Road, SATCH and Saba for sale.

:: Storehouse Op Shop, 519 Hampton Street, Hampton ::

 :: Lots of labels ::

 :: A boat caught my eye, but I didn't buy it ::

What I did buy was a delightful pair of Italian made white leather clog sandals for $10, and a Country Road button front pencil skirt for $7.

Which worn together look like this:

A couple of other mentions, including these beautiful glass bowls that were given to me from a friend moving overseas. She bought them from our local op shop, but decided they wouldn't be making the journey to Europe with her. I ♥ them

And very last of all, something for one of my craft projects, a Bambi childrens book. Who doesn't love Bambi?! A lady in an Op Shop in Cheltenham gave this to me for free because some of the pages have been drawn on. I only really like to cut up books that have been damaged, so this is fantastic.

Bambi coasters project coming soon!

For more thrifty goodness, check out Sophie @ Her Library Adventures weekly blog post, where people from around the world share their 'flea market' finds of the week!

Psst. ..come and join me on the last Melbourne Op Shop Tour of the year on Saturday 11th December, and do your Christmas shopping the sustainable way!


Snooze said...

I really need to check out more shops around Hampton. I've only ever got to Sandringham. Great finds.
My Flea Market Find

felix and lily said...

The colours on the little bowls are lovely :) I also enjoy cutting up old kiddies books, framing the pictures etc :)

- Krystal xo

BOB & MABEL said...

The skirt and shoes look fab and I really love those bowls, beautiful colours. I'm sure you'll make something amazing with the Bambi book.

nadine paduart said...

yes, i like those glass bowls! they'd be a teaser for me in a shop, i tell you.

Lea said...

Some great finds. I LOVE the glass bowls, lucky you. i look forward to seeing your coasters too.

hed said...

Bambi Coasters? Oh I can't WAIT to see how you make them!!!


Alyssa said...

Those bowls are amazing, and I love your skirt and shoe finds. Very nice!

JeTaimeVintage said...

Seriously cool boat and love the colourful bowls too!

nathalie said...

Hampton is my favourite for opshopping. Red Cross, Storehouse, Vinnies and Salvos. They all have a great collection.

Not sure if you include Elsternwick in your opshop tours. They have a great Red Cross and there's also a lovely Sacred Heart.

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