Want to know where the secondhand hot spots are? Op-shop guru Hannah Klose brings you the cream of the op-shop crop with her top five Brisbane thrifting destinations.
If you’re looking to scoop up some luxury items without the hefty price tags, these are the op-shops you need to pay a visit to.
Click through the gallery to see looks from Brisbane’s top five op-shops.
Windsor Road Baptist Thriftstore
With two op-shops side by side tucked underneath the chapel, it kind of feels like stumbling on a gold mine when you walk in the doors. The Eternity boutique on the right houses the finer things in life with high fashion flashy garments and a floor to ceiling rack of shoes…any girls fantasy. The thrift store on the left is lower budget with most items priced at $2, but it’s definitely worth perusing for clothing, bric a brac and bags.
ADDRESS: 16 Windsor Rd Red Hill
NUMBER: 3368 2822
TRADING HOURS: 9:30am – 2:30pm Monday – Saturday
This cute little op-shop is crammed with secondhand goodness…from the garments, to the bric a brac, to the shoes, to the lovely team of volunteers, it really is a treat to visit. On Fridays they also have a cafe out the back to bring the community together. A lot of elderly people and people with carers come and it’s their big day out for the week!
ADDRESS: 79 Queens Road, Everton Hills, Brisbane
NUMBER: 3353 3693
TRADING HOURS: 9.00am – 2:30pm Friday & Saturdays
McIntyre Centre Riding for the Disabled Thriftstore
If you’ve got a shoe fetish this op shop will be your jam…from vintage leather pumps, to Steve Madden sandals, Nine West heels, to Converse high tops and Lady Gaga-like biker boots, their collection has it all! Not to mention the basketful of ballet dancing shoes for $15 a pair on the front counter.
The store receives fresh stock daily. Currently their back room is so full they have an overflow area in the shed, which is wall to wall.
The best part about shopping here aside from the rock star ‘thrift store customer only parking’ out the back, is that all the money goes to the McIntyre Riding for the Disabled centre out in Pullenvale, where they have 30 horses and provide riding lessons for 170 people with varying disabilities each week.
ADDRESS: 20 Station Rd Indooroopilly
NUMBER: 07 3202 6300
TRADING HOURS: 9am-4pm Monday – Friday, Saturday 9am-2pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm
The Steeple Opshop is far from steep…the day I popped in they were having a 50% off sale…potentially the best day of my life!
The place is full to overflowing as they’re constantly getting fresh stock. A couple of times a year they offer a fill a bag for $5 deal and on any given day most items are under $5, including shoes which go for around $3 a pop!
Address: 215 Oxley Road Graceville
Phone: 07 3379 3769
Trading hours: Wed-Fri 9am-4pm and Sat 9am-12:30pm
Kenmore Uniting Thriftstore
This corridor-style opshop has a long rack of clothing on the right and bric a brac, linen, hats and handbags on the left. I spotted a black leather Valenti tote for $8 while I was poking around.
They have a cute selection of crockery, all at very reasonable prices including a set of six martini glasses for just $5…even if you’re not James Bond you could definitely afford those! (Drink responsibly)
There’s no real set prices for anything in the store but most things are under $10…just the way I like it!
All the funds raised go to supporting a plethora of projects including an Indigenous soup kitchen, Kenmore State High School’s chaplain and the Dhaka Ahsani Mission in Bangladesh which targets human trafficking of women and children.
ADDRESS: 982 Moggill Road, Kenmore
NUMBER: (07) 3378 4505
TRADING HOURS: 9am-12:30pm Monday – Friday
Where are your favourite op-shops in Brisbane? Have your say below!