thread: Feeling a MILLION bucks in OP SHOP threads!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Dec 2008
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    Feeling a MILLION bucks in OP SHOP threads!

    I have always been an op-shopper and even though I do buy regular priced clothes every now and then, invariably my op-shop one-offs become my favourite pieces of clothes.



    I went out last night looking a million dollars in head to toe op-shop gear all for around $15. My dark blue denim Lee skinny jeans that are so NOW its not funny that I picked up last week for $5, my leopard print ballet flats $5, my bottle green biased cut velvet jacket for another $5 and I just felt great! And I'm saving the planet.

    Today I'm wearing a singlet and top that I picked up op-shopping as well. I just love getting good quality clothes at a fraction of the cost of buying them retail and I feel like I'm not contributing to the mass production of disposable clothes that end up in land fill. (Although I do buy staples each year like long sleeve tops & t-shirts that I wear to death from Myers so I'm not as recycled as I could be).

    What are your favourite pieces that you have discovered op-shopping and is op-shopping the bulk of your wardrobe? Tell me about how you op-shop

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    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2008
    In a cloud of madness.
    4,053

    I need to find some good op shops. The ones near me are Really dogdy!

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    Registered User

    Jan 2009
    5,235

    Don't op shop, though I do the responsible thing and send my clothes to them that I don't want anymore. I can't imagine wearing pre loved shoes though - clothes yes, but shoes, no.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2008
    Country Victoria
    397

    i have an AWESOME pair of tony bianco boots i scored for 8 bucks i get coments every time i wear them

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    Registered User

    Nov 2006
    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    3,094

    One of my fave pieces of clothing is a big blue lambswool jumper that I bought about 8 years ago from vinnies........... for $4!!

    DD1 has an awesome fully lined wool Mossimo coat that my mum picked up for $8.

    Mum scored a Le Crueset skillet pan for $3, NEW. ROCK ON.

    The list goes on !

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    BellyBelly Member
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    Sep 2007
    travelling
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    I have way too many oppy clothes to pick a fave, but my Deb dress came from an op shop 10 years ago!
    I very rarely shop anywhere else. Birthdays & christmas's only!

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Feb 2007
    In the jungle.
    4,809

    i saw a pair of Tsubi jeans last week, bummer they were size 8. I picked up a pair of Roxy ones and some Jag ones though. Op shopping here is awesome!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2007
    On the beautiful Gold Coast!
    1,930

    about 90% of mine & the kids clothes are from op shops.

    DS has a heap of Billabong & Quiksilver clothing... there's NO WAY I would ever pay retail for those brands!! I got them all for about $3 each but the Quiksilver hoodie was $7. All good as new so once he outgrows them they will be handed down to my nephew who is a year younger than DS

    DD has got some great DVD's ($1 each) & dress ups as well as lots of great clothes too.

    I got a pair of jeans a few months ago that have a tummy sucking in thing at the front (not maternity) its like the underwear that gives you shape but in jeans. I've had heaps of comments that I must have lost weight when I've worn them which is great & they only cost me $2!!!!!!!!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Dec 2008
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    I got a pair of jeans a few months ago that have a tummy sucking in thing at the front (not maternity) its like the underwear that gives you shape but in jeans. I've had heaps of comments that I must have lost weight when I've worn them which is great & they only cost me $2!!!!!!!!
    BARGAIN!!! They sound awesome Breeze!! Gotta love it when you find a piece from the oppy that really works and becomes your feel good clothes!!

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    Oct 2005
    A Nestle Free Zone... What about YOU?
    5,374

    Another opshopoholic here!!!! Love it love it love it!!!!!

    I have quite a lot of shoes from oppy shops - my favorite pair of boots is from the op shop... I have them in being reshod (the heel bit ) they are italian with leather soles etc... Gorgeous op shop bargain at $8 & have lasted me 2 years so far!!!

    My kids have lots of op shop clothes - I am finding it harder and harder though it's best to find out when delivery day is as you can get some fabbo stuff then!

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    Registered User

    Jan 2009
    5,235

    If it's anything like our local op shop, the old ducks who run it (voluntarily I will give them that) help themselves to the best pickings before it ever goes out.

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    Registered User

    Jan 2008
    SE suburbs, Vic
    1,377

    I have afew dresses & jackets that I love, but I also by stuff in colours or prints I like that are too big, to pull apart & make something else with

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    Feb 2007
    on the move.....
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    I have a great op shop near me and I have some really nice dresses all under $5. I love it as sometimes I can't find what I want because it is no longer in 'fashion' but I can find it an op shop.

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    Aug 2007
    adelaide
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    I love buyng op shop shoes! especially leather ones as they are so comfortable and already worn in!

    I have about 3 velvet jackets from the 70's that cost me about $5 each, my fave jackets! blue, red and green.

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Dec 2008
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    I never find good stuff in my size in op shops but a friend of mine gets the most awesome clothes for herself and her family.

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    And the truth is we don't know anything
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    Jan 2005
    cowtown
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    Feeling a MILLION bucks in OP SHOP threads!

    I don't always find a lot that fits me being a 16, but last week I popped into the op shop to pass some time while waiting for someone and found the exact style and colour winter coat Ive been saving for, in my size for $20 - table eight wool cashmere blend and to top it off scored a brand new milleni leather handbag for $4

    I lived in op shop gear at uni but never thought I'd be able to get work clothes I liked in my size - I'm rapt.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Dec 2008
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    I don't always find a lot that fits me being a 16, but last week I popped into the op shop to pass some time while waiting for someone and found the exact style and colour winter coat Ive been saving for, in my size for $20 - table eight wool cashmere blend and to top it off scored a brand new milleni leather handbag for $4

    I lived in op shop gear at uni but never thought I'd be able to get work clothes I liked in my size - I'm rapt.
    SCORE!!! Fantastic Pandora!! I'm thrilled for you!!

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    Oct 2005
    A Nestle Free Zone... What about YOU?
    5,374

    Oh wow Pandora what a find!!! That's exciting!