May Bayside Op Shop Tour Wrap Up

Monday, May 28, 2012

Last Saturdays Melbourne Bayside op shop tour proved that.. can still find $2 clothes in Parish op shops.

.. some op shops choose colour coding to organise prices can still find original vintage if you look carefully.

.. we should Keep Calm and ...

..occasionally, you'll find not just one-of-a-kind pieces, but many of the same.  Stag head brooches.

..not all that you see, is for sale, in this case, a lamp that may have otherwise come home.

.. some op shops like to organise their designer labels on separate racks...

...whilst others display their designer labels on mannequins.  Karen Millen dress

.. you'll be touched by nostalgia. #MumsOldClock

..there are treasures to be found under the counter.  Brooch for a dollar.

..and sometimes, you really will find the extraordinary.  Pig bag.

The next Melbourne Bayside Op Shop Tour I'll be leading is planned for 11th August, which can be booked through Melbourne Op Shop Tours website.



I Love To Op Shop said...

#Mumsoldclock!!! We had one too.

So wished I could have made this one, will be keeping the August date free though.

Australian Fashion Review Blog - Gems said...

I definitely need to do more op-shopping! You have inspired me!

Gems x

Australian Fashion Review Blog

Bernadette said...

I am so incredibly inspired and excited by your pinterest pins on recycling. You are amazing and so dynamic.
I'm really into recycling anything to use up old unwanted stuff, it's a thrill and a creative challenge.
I've just got a new sewing machine and have just cut up my hubby's corduroy pants and torn check shirt into granny squares.I've made a corduroy cell phone cover for my new Tracfone smart phone LG500G so I don't get the touch screen scratched and I sewed a check giraffe motive on it.

I have some jeans that don't fit and would like to make a bag out of the one pair and use your jean bag idea for guidance on Pinterest.

grunge-queen said...

That was a fun post, thanks for the tour! Now I hope you went home with that piggie purse! :)

Vintage Coconut said...

Oh that pig bag is awesome, hilarious and cute all at once!

Erica Louise said...

@Bernadette, that's a really nice comment, thank you. Your recycled sewing projects sound really good!

Grunge-queen & @Vintage Coconut - the bag didn't come home with me, but it is a little intriguing for sure!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I think that we oppy fans must have lived former lives as treasurer hunters ... we love the thrill of the chase and never know what we're going to kind do we? xx

Skinny Higgins said...

Such amazing finds! Love the little sequin bag. Your blog is always a lovely source of inspiration.

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