Friday, July 15, 2011

2 friends, 4 days, 38 op shops

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

Day Four

We found such excellent bargains, didn't we, Amanda? Beanie kids, Lego, books, clothes...I'll never forget "the close talker" or how we nearly missed Wicked or your excellent navigation skills or the man who urinated on the floor in front of us or our wonderful conversations in between shops. I can think of nothing else I would rather have done with my time and no other person I would rather have done it with...Thank you, Amanda!

*Edited to include the addresses of some Perth op shops for Ailsa and any other opshopaholics out there. Please feel free to add to the list...

Salvos Balcatta 207 Balcatta Road

Salvos Ballajura Shops 32 and 33 225 Illawarra Crescent

Salvos Bassendean 22 Old Perth Road

Salvos Belmont Shop 11 199 Abernethy Road

Salvos Canning Vale Shop 2A 256 Bannister Road

Salvos Cannington 1299 Albany Highway

Salvos Craigie Plaza Shop 12 Craigie Plaza Shopping Centre Eddystone Avenue

Salvos Ellenbrook Shop 1 Woodlake Village Shopping Centre Sunray Circle

Salvos Forrestfield Forrestfield Forum Shop 33 20 Strelitzia Avenue

Salvos Fremantle Shop 3 5 Josephson Street

Salvos Gosnells Shop 23A Gosnells Shopping Complex 2158 Albany Highway

Salvos Greenwood Shop 3 10 Canham Way

Salvos Joondalup Shop 2 116 Winton Road

Salvos Kelmscott 227 Railway Parade

Salvos Kenwick Unit 8 1808 Albany Highway

Salvos Malaga Units 5-6 58 Crocker Drive

Salvos Maylands 203 Guildford Road

Salvos Midland 284 Great Eastern Highway

Salvos Mirrabooka Unit 6 9 Cobbler Place

Salvos Morley 156 Russell Street

Salvos Mount Hawthorn 139 Buxton St

Salvos Mundaring Shop 23 Mundaring Village 7295 Great Eastern Highway

Salvos Ocean Keys Shop 6 35 Ocean Keys Boulevard

Salvos OConnor Unit 2 354 South Street

Salvos Osborne Park Shop 2 320 Selby Street

Salvos Perth City 119 Barrack Street

Salvos South Fremantle Shop 7 47 Douro Road

Salvos Subiaco 68A Rowland Street

Salvos Wangara Shop 1-2 2 Prindiville Drive

Salvos Wanneroo 10 Rocca Way

Salvos Whitfords Unit 3 37 Endeavour Road

Salvos Willetton 165 High Street

Vinnies Wanneroo Centre 1/925 Wanneroo Road

Vinnies Heathridge Centre 5/89 Caridean Street

Vinnies Girrawheen Centre Shop 39 Newpark Shopping Centre, Templeton Avenue

Vinnies Clarkson Centre Shop 1/5 Ebb Way

Vinnies Nollamara Centre Shop 61A, Nollamara Shopping Centre Nollamara Avenue

Vinnies Innaloo Centre 12 Morris Place

Vinnies Scarborough Centre Unit 3/160 Scarborough Beach Road

Vinnies Osborne Park Centre 59 Edward Street

Vinnies Morley Centre Unit 2/10 Dewar Street

Vinnies North Perth Centre 215 Bulwer Street

Vinnies Wembley Centre 334 Cambridge Street

Vinnies Bassendean Centre 11 Old Perth Road

Vinnies Retro Northbridge Centre 267B William Street

Vinnies Maylands Centre 46 Eighth Avenue

Vinnies Claremont Centre 28 Ashton Avenue

Vinnies Midland Centre 285 Great Eastern Highway

Vinnies Belmont Centre 171 Abernethy Road

Vinnies Victoria Park Centre 824 Albany Highway

Vinnies Willetton Centre 1/153 High Road

Vinnies Retro Fremantle Centre Shop 2/142 High Street

Vinnies Hilton Centre Shop 5/352 South Street

Vinnies Gosnells Centre Unit 6/2155 Albany Highway

Vinnies Armadale Centre 13/47 William Street

Vinnies Rockingham Centre Unit 15 Rockingham City Commercial Centre, Livingstone Road

Good Sammy Armadale 7/40 Fourth Road 6112

Good Sammy Balcatta Stirling Gate, 10 / 257 Balcatta Rd 6021

Good Sammy Belmont 8 / 199 Abernethy Road 6104

Good Sammy Cannington 3 / 1440 Albany Hwy 6107

Good Sammy Canning Vale 33-35 Bannister Road (Cnr Magnet Rd) 6155

Good Sammy Clarkson 7 / 61 Key Largo Drive 6030

Good Sammy Dianella 51 Walter Rd 6059

Good Sammy East Vic Park 818 Albany Hwy 6101

Good Sammy Fremantle 142 High St 6160

Good Sammy Girrawheen Shop 20, 64 Marangaroo Dve, 6064

Good Sammy Gosnells 2288 Albany Highway 6110

Good Sammy Joondalup 2 / 143 Grand Boulevard 6027

Good Sammy Midland 3/164-168 Great Eastern Highway 6056

Good Sammy Northam 140 Fitzgerald Street 6401

Good Sammy Osborne Park 3 / 320 Selby St 6017

Good Sammy Perth 381 Murray Street 6000

Good Sammy Perth Metro 116 Murray Street (east end) 6000

Good Sammy Rockingham 12/8 Livingstone Rd 6168

Good Sammy Subiaco 28 Rokeby Rd 6008

Good Sammy Thornlie Shop 42 Thornlie Square S/C, Cnr Spencer Rd & Thornlie Ave 6108

Good Sammy Willetton 4 / 147 High Rd 6155

DrugArm Kelmscott 2 Gillam Drive

DrugArm Armadale 56 Fourth Road

DrugArm Maddington 6 Binley Place

DrugArm Innaloo Shop 4 Morris Place Shopping Centre

Lifeline Belmont 9/199 Abernethy Road

Lifeline Fremantle 181 High Street

Lifeline Kelmscott Unit 1/227 Railway Avenue

Lifeline Maddington 80 Attfield Street

Lifeline Midland 360 Great Eastern Highway

Lifeline Mirrabooka Mirabooka SQUARE Yirrigan drive

Lifeline Morley 129 Russell Street

Lifeline Willetton 151 High Road

Daughters Of Charity Op Shop 421-423 Oxford St, Leederville WA 6007, Australia

Guild Of St Richard 5 Old Great Northern Hwy , 5 Old Great Northern Hwy, Midland

Save the Children East Victoria Park 911 Albany Highway

Save the Children Mosman Park 600 Stirling Highway

Save the Children Mount Hawthorn 19-21 Green Street (cnr London)

Save the Children Scarborough 166 Scarborough Beach Road

Save the Children South Fremantle 272 South Terrace

Save the Children Subiaco 8/165 Hay Street

Save the Children Tuart Hill 77 Wanneroo Road,

Save the Children Midland 8B The Crescent

People Who Care 48 James Street GUILDFORD


  1. Hurrah for Perth!Op Shop capital of the southern hemisphere!

  2. Oh I am so jealous. As an avid Op shopper, could you please tell me where these all are (if you remember) Sounds awesome!

  3. What a wonderful time we had - all those different Op-shops and bargains! (Hopefully you managed to fit everything in for the way home - my suitcases were absolutely bulging and quite a few kilos over weight!)

    My favourite part though, was getting to hang out with you for four whole days, regardless of what we were doing. Thanks to Geoff and Craig for making it happen- we have the best husbands!

    One of my new projects will be to find (and mark in the street directory) all the op-shops I can find in the Maitland/Newcastle area for when you next visit me! Who knows, maybe by then you will be living in the SAME country as us! I can always dream ...

  4. Did Amanda take home extra luggage like I always have?

  5. Lauren, 1 extra carry on, and I wore lots of layers!

  6. Wow, thanks so much Renee for that impressive list! You are so lovely and thoughtful.