On a recent week getaway to Victoria’s Gippsland coast, I couldn’t help but notice a selection of opportunity shops worth a look. Gippsland’s coastal towns are tiny, yet scattered with second hand treasure shops nestled in-between general stores, post offices, newsagents and petrol stations.
I have to admit, op-shopping was not on my agenda during this little break, but it did give me reason to consider a little web research for a future holiday. Note to self: Google “op shops” or “trash and treasure markets” in town names of holiday destination, for a list of potential thrifty vacation spots.
Readers, when you plan your vacation, do you investigate your potential holiday thrift store territory in advance, do you prefer the spontaneity of discovering a possible thrifty goldmine at your holiday destination, or do you perhaps avoid thrift shopping altogether whilst on your holidays?
Have you stumbled upon a second-hand treasure on your holiday? Perhaps an antique in a mountain resort shop, a vintage dress in a costal town opportunity shop, a second-hand designer piece in a city consignment store, or an entire outfit from a flea market in the country? Do tell!