Those of you in the know will not be surprised to hear this. I declare Sydney’s Best Op Shop to be the wonderful Salvos at Tempe / St Peters – AKA Tempe Tip!
And those of you who might be visiting Sydney will be thrilled to learn this place is a short car ride from the Airport! And it’s just near Ikea – if that takes your fancy after your flight too!
This store never fails to disappoint in coming up with the goods – and I usually find myself gasping from how good it is at least a few times!
I fount this gorgeous “Vintage Glamourpuss” handbag. In my early days of attending the Fifites Fair, I remember seeing the maker of this great range of bags selling her wares, however they were always well out of my price range so I am just so pleased to have finally nabbed one and for just $8 – yay!
One went on Ebay recently – you might find one there
Looking for wool for winter sewing? I picked up this lovely double Faced black and grey wool it is a beautiful quality – 3 meters were $15 – there was a few on the rack – one was labelled Smouha fabrics – an exclusive fabric importer in Sydney – now defunct.
I always check out the furniture, though I am banned from bringing another stick of furniture into the house, and the lighting section. The fifties kitchen set was about $600, the the antique chair was a steal I thought at under $200.
And remember my tip for great op shop karma – always take something to keep the awesomeness coming!
7 Bellevue Street
TEMPE (ST PETERS) NSW 2044