Gather your pennies folks, because we’ve found the best op shops on the Sunshine Coast.
If you can overcome the mothball aroma and the constant reminder that you’re pretty much walking through your grandma’s house, then you’ll float straight into bargain heaven.
Btw, pre-loved is the new Prada.
Alpha and Omega
We’re going to get a bit forceful here, and demand that you add Alpha and Omega to your op-shop bucket list, (and if you haven’t got one, you better start creating one). This almighty op shop in Noosa, offers everything from homewares and furniture to books and toys. And, if you’re feeling charitable you can donate your oldies for someone else to appreciate.
Where: 25 Production Street, Noosaville
Hope Charity Shop
Hiding along William Street is Hope Charity Shop. A packed-to-the-brim op shop that’ll make you feel like you’re going to find something unique and treasurable as soon as you step inside. We’d say that serial op-shoppers will be in there element here, as you will have to do a bit of digging to find the gold. But that’s half the fun, right?
Where: 6 William Street, Coolum
Beautiful You Cancer Charity
This Maroochydore store is the ultimate op-shop on the “doing good in the community” scale. Not only do they have an awesome selection of vintagey finds, but they also host regular events to raise funds and awareness for ovarian cancer—hence the name. Coming up, is in April is the Beautiful You Wardrobe—an awesome flea market dedicated to fashion, where you can set up a stall and sell your old threads for cash. Entry to the market is $2 and is donated to the charity.
Where: 7 Norval Court, Maroochydore
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. We are no strangers to the Salvation Army stores, because you could easily spend a couple of hours sorting through the knick knacks. Hands down one of the best op shops on the Sunshine Coast, if you’re a uni student on the search for cheap homewares and furniture, consider this your palace.
Where: 202 Nicklin Way, Warana
Take a stroll along Main Street in Buderim and indulge yourself in a little vintage shopping. The Bloomhill op shops cater for everyone’s hunting eye. Men’s, women’s and children’s fashion, plus household items are all looking for their new forever home. If you’re not lurking around Buderim, check out these other locations on the Coast.
Where: 41 Main Street, Buderim
Sanctuary Op Shop
Tucked away in the heart of Mooloolaba is a small galleria. Sanctuary Op Shop offers a friendly welcome and a variety of pre-loved, well, everything! Browse your way through the dainty bits and bobs and antiques. You’re sure to leave with a win or two—we’d almost put money on it.
Where: Shop 6, Corner Walan and Smith Street, Mooloolaba
Lifeline Shop Cooroy
This hidden gem is a must visit for ALL vintage lovers. Not only is the location of Cooroy an absolute stunner BUT you're also in for some amazing bargains thanks to this cute place. You never know what treasures you're going to find and the Lifeline shop in Cooroy is no exception, guys.
Where: Shop 22a, Maple Street, Cooroy
Helping Children Smile
Now, are you really a fan of op-shopping if you haven't been on the hunt for the perf pair of vintage Levi jeans? Lucky for you this place is where it's at. Like every place it's hit and miss and the goods on offer can vary but if you're feelin' lucky, I’d head on over here for what could be your new fave outfit! #retrolove
Image Credit: Pinterest and The Salvation Army