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The Sunshine Coast’s Best Op Shops Where You Can Find Second-Hand Gold

By Jenna Kirkham

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Perfect for when you need to revamp your wardrobe on a budget, second-hand stores and op shops are the ultimate treasure troves. Filled with bargains just waiting to be discovered, there’s no feeling like scoring a designer piece on the cheap. 

So, grab your best scavenging mates, pool your cash and jump in the car because we’ve hunted down the Sunshine Coast's best op shops in 2023.

Waves of Kindness

Noosaville & Cooroy

If there's one op shop you need to add to your hit list, Waves of Kindess is it. This almighty op shop in Noosaville, and more recently Cooroy, sells everything from homewares and furniture to books and artwork.

The Sunshine Coast's largest op shop, Waves of Kindness gets a special mention for their fine array of classic crockery and the best quality second-hand furniture. You’ll be sure to find vintage touches for all areas of the home, while supporting the local community, under this large warehouse roof.  

Regain Hope


Nestled along William Street is Regain Hope Charity Shop. This gem of an op shop is packed to the brim with the best and most extensive racks of clothes we’ve ever seen. You’ll need to bring your serious shoes and an eye for bargains as you dive through the isles of Regain Hope.

Spend an easy few hours on the hunt for a new pair of funky trousers, and one-off jewellery pieces or pick up a homemade bag of loose-leaf tea on your way out. With clothing galore Regain Hope are open seven days a week in case you're in need of a last minute 'fit. Upcycling never looked or felt so good.    

Beautiful You Funky Op Shop


A much-loved staple op shop here on the Sunshine Coast, Beautiful You Funky Op Shop is known for it's top-tier selection of second-hand clothing, books and shoes.

With a well-crafted array of good-quality picks, Beautiful You Funky Op Shop also serves hot coffee at the ready. A coffee, lots of books and an afternoon spent in this funky little op shop absolutely make our Saturday morning plans complete. 

Salvation Army 


Once you’ve moved through the initial shock of the size and the multitude of hangers to comb through, you’ll realise you’re in op shop heaven here. We are no strangers to the Salvation Army stores and have easily spent hours sorting through each one in utter delight.

Hands down one of the best op shops on the Sunshine Coast; if you’re on the hunt for cheap homewares, furniture or some fresh threads, consider this your palace.


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Take a stroll along Main Street in Buderim, make a pit stop in Maleny's Maple Street or drop by your local Bloomhill in Nambour. Nine Bloomhill op shops are ready and wating for you to indulge in a little vintage shopping all around the Sunshine Coast.

These beautifully presented op shops offer the best range in men’s, women’s and children’s fashion, plus household items that are all looking for their new forever home. Bloomhill Op Shops offer a quality selection guaranteed to catch every op shoppers eye—you can also donate at any one of the Sunshine Coast’s nine locations.  

Sanctuary Op Shop


In the heart of Mooloolaba, you'll find Sanctuary Op Shop. This not-for-profit business offers a friendly welcome and a variety of pre-loved, well, everything.

Browse your way through the dainty bits and bobs, turnover antiques and threads and do not overlook any nook or cranny at Sanctuary Op Shop for this place has some of the best-hidden gems on the Sunshine Coast. Spend your shopping money guilt-free knowing that you're helping to assist victims of family violence with each purchase. 


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One of our favourite times of the year is when Lifeline hold its annual, sometimes bi-annual, Bookfest event every year. It's no surprise that by default Lifeline is also one of our go-to op shops on the Sunshine Coast. 

Filled with second-hand furniture, clothes, books and awesome bargains, there are 19 Lifeline op shops across the Sunshine Coast and they rarely ever disappoint. If you’d love to support Lifeline however but are more an online shopper than a shop-till-you-drop buyer, check out Lifeline’s online store.

Looking to save more coin? Eat your way through the Sunshine Coast's best cheap eats, which won't burn a hole in your wallet.

Image credit: Elle Borgward

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