If thrifting gets your heart rate up, add Bribie Island to your bucket list. With a cluster of 11 opshops in a 10 kilometre radius, it’s well worth the hour road trip from Brisbane.
Weekdays are the best bet as many of the opshops aren’t open on the weekend. According to the locals Monday is the best day for fresh stock, so keep that in mind when planning your bargain hunting bender.
The Lifeline in Bellara is pretty much the first thing you see after you come over the bridge that connects Bribie to the mainland. They offer $2 red spot bargains on a rack out the front. Most full priced garments are around the $5 mark.
Address: 1/9 Benabrow Avenue, Bellara
Trading hours: 8:30am-4pm Monday – Friday and 8:30am-12noon Saturday
The Bargain Shed
This opshop lives up to its name…it’s literally a shed full of bargains! With clothing and hats starting at $2, a stellar range of handbags and plenty of accessories, you’ll need a good 30 minutes to give it a thorough going over.
Address: Corner of Fifth Avenue and Foley Street, Bongaree
Trading hours: 8:30am-12noon Monday – Friday
Right around the corner is another bargain bonanza. Vinnies has plenty of good quality secondhand goods up for grabs with hats and shoes starting from $2 and half price clothing deals…I don’t think it could get much cheaper!
Address: 41-47 First Avenue, Bongaree
Trading hours: Tuesday – Friday 8am-11:30-am and 8:30am-11am Saturday
Their fill a bag for $5 deal will have you in a mild frenzy with racks and racks of clothing to peruse! I scored an off the shoulder peasant top, an American Apparel skirt and a gorgeous vintage dress while I was there. Side note…they also have amazing vintage furniture.
Address: 197 First Avenue, Bongaree
Trading hours: 8:30am-3pm Monday – Friday and 8:30am-11am Saturday
Hospice Op Shop
Just up the street is another gold mine! A 50 cent clothing rack out the front will reel you right in. In store most clothes are around the $3 mark, handbags start from $2 and there’s also a plethora of crockery, bric a brac and retro tea towels.
Address: Shop 4/23 First Avenue, Bongaree
Trading hours: 9am-4pm Monday – Friday and 9am-1pm Saturday
Busy Fingers Fundraisers
You’ll have busy fingers when you visit this op shop! It has two massive rooms full of clothing, shoes, handbags and more and they offer the fill a bag for $5 deal too. I spent 7 big ones there and scored a Bluebird handbag, London Rebel sandals, a chevron mug and a leather engraved horse keyring!
Address: 38 Cotterill Avenue, Bongaree
Trading hours: 8:30am-3pm Monday – Friday and 8:30am-12pm Saturday
Caboolture & District Animal Welfare’s Opshop
Address: Shop 1/60 Hornsby Road, Bongaree
Trading hours: 8:30am-4:30pm Monday – Friday and 9am-2pm Saturday – Sunday
Blue Care Opshop
Address: 12 Second Avenue, Bongaree
Trading hours: 9am-1pm Monday – Friday
Address: 2/18 Jacana Avenue, Woorim
Trading hours: 9am-4pm Monday – Friday
Bribie Island & District Neighbourhood Centre Opshop
Address: 9 Verdoni Street, Bellara
Trading hours: 9am-3pm Monday – Friday
The Secret Place Boutique
Address: 7/1 Toorbul Street, Bongaree
Trading hours: 9am – 1pm Monday – Friday
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What are your favourite op shops? Share your secondhand secrets in the comments.