My Op Shop Adventure


Today I joined a bus load of women (none of whom I knew) to go on a tour of local op shops. It was a free event run by Sustainable Illawarra. This was my first time EVER in an op-shop as a customer so it was a whole new experience for me. I felt a little uncomfortable at first – not knowing where things were or quite how it all works. I didn’t find any clothes for myself but did buy a couple of things for the girls. I found it frustrating liking something but it being too big or too small. Most shops (we went to 5) were well arranged – with clothes sorted by type and colour. Having said that I have to say that I don’t think op-shopping is for me. Not to say I won’t try it again – I’m sure it would be easier if I was thinner, and maybe had someone else to go with.  Anyway, it’s something I can cross of my to-do list for the year.

2 thoughts on “My Op Shop Adventure

  1. Hello Libby
    I’m gald you made that bus trip after all – there are good days and bad days as far as op-shops are concerned. As you say they are great for kids clothing but I also have trouble finding things that fir well.
    Take care

  2. Hi Libby,
    I was interested to read about your op shop experience.
    I have found some good stuff – books, yarn and a few skirts (not sure I’d like to wear other garments second hand – perhaps that’s a bit fastidious). My daughter always finds a toy or ornament when she goes with me, and I don’t feel so bad indulging her when it is recycled stuff, plus the prices are much better.

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