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07 Places to Thrift Shop Till You Drop in Brisbane – Shopaholics, on Your Mark!

If you're fond of looking for a good old bargain, check out Brisbane! The place is a well-established haven for thrift shoppers and listed below are some of the best venues for second-hand goods.


Preloved Boutique

Located in Morningside, this 'preloved' goodies store is located at the Morningside Uniting Church, situated on Thynne Road. Open Monday to Friday from 9 am to noon, the place is a pleasant venue to spend a laid-back morning at. The visit is well worth it, for Preloved's range of vintage clothing, glamorous accessories and other knick-knacks are quite a find.


St. Vincent de Paul's

The St. Vincent Stores are located in Paddington and several locations in the CBD, most of which are easy to access from Oaks 212 Margaret. The stores are well managed by proactive volunteers who have the large stocks of regular donations, well organised. City slickers, looking for some classy party dresses should try the store on Mary Street, while the West End and Boundary Street stores are ideal for scoring some smart office wear. Head over to Paddington for a wide selection of men's and women's clothing; centred around some of the best serviced apartments Brisbane CBD has to offer, these stores will not disappoint in terms of great bargains and quality pre-owned goodies.


St. Veronica Thrift Shop

If you love browsing thrift shops which offer an eclectic mix of goodies, do check out St Veronica, located on the West End. Indulge and enjoy browsing across a mix of items such as, books, clothing and other interesting little items, which folks tend to donate. The store is open Monday to Saturday, and is often un-crowded; hence, you can look forward to spending hours, sorting through the hodgepodge of goodies.


RSPCA Op shop

No self-respecting thrift shopper should miss a scout of RSPCA, the stores stock a treasure trove of second-hand bargains which are, in most instances, a pretty good bargain. Located in Sherwood and New Farm, the stores receive regular stocks, and only the serious shopper will benefit by heading there on a regular basis, for with each new stock in-take, shinier treasures are up for grabs.


Eternity Boutique

Fashionistas looking for the perfect bargain will love browsing through this boutique located at the Windsor Road Baptist Church. The place has a wide range of both new and old goodies, including a special stock of shoes. Located at Red Hill, this store is ideal for indulging the diva in you.


McWhirters Red Cross

This shop located in Fortitude Valley offers a wide range of costumes and retro gear. The retro section, especially, is pretty awesome, with shoppers happily scoring some unique pieces. You will also come across a good collection of costumes, all of which are very reasonably priced.


Yesterday's Thrift Shop

Yesterday's Thrift shop is always crowded, which tells a lot about the quality and range of goodies available there. The most crowded room in this store is the $2 dollar one, most items bear impressive name tags, and are in very good shape, for which you will probably pay under $ 10. The best deal happens on Sundays, when a bagful of shopping will only cost around five dollars.

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