Op Shopping at Sacred Heart, Chapel Street, Windsor

January and February are great times for Op-shopping.  An item in our local newspaper quoted Kate Dear, General Manager of Red Cross in Victoria as saying, “Instead of throwing away your dud presents, why not re-gift them?”

I believe people are doing that and some businesses are also ‘gifting’ some of their excess stock to their favourite charity shops.

I have been visiting my favourite op shop during this January break.  I sometimes change my go-to op shop and at the moment it is the Sacred Heart Op Shop on Chapel Street.

Sacred Heart Op Shop Windsor

Sacred Heart Op Shop Windsor

It appears to be the favourite of a lot of people at the moment.  It is crowded with lunch time shoppers that make it as busy as a crowded market.

Busy lunch time Sacred Heart Op Shop

Busy lunch time Sacred Heart Op Shop

Merchandise is coming and going quickly.  Recently a friend found a brand new white bathroom with Hilton embroidered on the front.  She said there were hundreds there – perhaps an exaggeration but there weren’t any when I went in a couple of days later.  She also bought a chandelier.  Some of the bits were missing when she saw it on the shelf..  When she enquired they produced every missing piece carefully wrapped and packed in a box.  A very well run shop.

Blue-dinner-set
I saw this blue and white china dinner set and loved it.  When I went back the next day it had gone.

Dolls-house-Op-Shop

This dolls house was taking pride of place in the window when I went past yesterday.

 

Books shelved by colour

Books shelved by colour

You don’t need to know the alphabet here.  The books are colour coded.
There is a continuous stream of new items flowing in here and it has an eclectic variety of things displayed in a way that you believe if you keep hunting you will discover a real treasure.

Marbles 10 for 50cents

Marbles 10 for 50cents

Items displayed behind the counter

Items displayed behind the counter

These pictures may give you some idea of what you are likely to find. I love the way each visit brings something new.  Pricing is good.  I now have a stand for my iPad so I can prop it up to read the news. $3.00.

Where:- Sacred Hear Op Shop
86/88 Chapel Street
Windsor 3182

Phone:- 9529 2455

Opening hours:- 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday
11am-6pm Sunday

Getting There:-
Train: Sandringham line to Windsor Station
Tram:  79 runs from Richmond the full length of Chapel Street to St Kilda East
6 to Glen Iris crossed Chapel Street at High Street

Sacred Heart Mission has a web site listing all their op shops, here

A year or so ago I wrote a post about this end of Chapel Street.  You can read it here.

3 Comments

  • Love the look of that china set and the doll house is adorable! Might have to pop in.

  • Melbourne says:

    Hi. Thanks for dropping by. It has reminded me of your blog and how useful it is for those of us living in or visiting this area. I loved the dolls house – I just didn’t have an excuse to buy it it. Em

  • Melbourne says:

    Hi. Thank you for dropping by. I went to your blog and I was reminded again how useful it was for visitors and for people living in the area. I’m glad you liked the dolls house. I did too and wished I had someone to buy it for. Buying it for myself seemed a bit of an indulgence and I haven’t got anywhere to display it. Em

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