Australia’s biggest garage sale event is rolling around on Saturday October 22, so we’ve trawled the Brisbane trail to help you clean up on the big day! If you’re in the market for a wardrobe overhaul, here’s our top ten picks for preloved clothing…
REDLANDS CENTRE FOR WOMEN GALA GARAGE SALE
Address: 27 Waterloo Street, Cleveland
Hours: 5:30am -12:30pm
They say the early bird gets the worm, but in this case if you roll out of bed and get to Cleveland by 5:30am, you could score a whole new wardrobe! The Redlands Centre for Women’s annual garage sale will be a gold mine for preloved clothing at bargain prices, and the best part is all funds raised go directly towards running costs of the centre.
BRISBANE MACGREGOR LIONS CLUB AND MT GRAVATT GIRL GUIDES GIGANTIC GARAGE SALE
Address: 21 Tryon Street, Mt Gravatt
Hours: 7am -1:30pm
I have a feeling this garage sale could be bigger than Ben Hur, given the Lions and Girl Guides have joined forces. They’ll be selling new and used clothing, accessories and footwear at a fraction of the recommended retail price, and let’s not forget about the infamous Girl Guides biscuits that might also be for sale on the day! Get. In. My. Belly!
BARGAINS GALORE RAISING FUNDS FOR ADJACENT AGED CARE SERVICE
Address: 16 Union Street, Nundah
Hours: 7am – 2pm
Zion Bargain Centre is one of Brisbane’s best thrift shops, and for the Garage Sale Trail they’ll be slashing prices by 50%! Word on the street is they’re very serious about moving their stock, so there’ll be $1 red spot specials and 50c blue spot bargains too.
The team will also be hosting a sausage sizzle to raise funds for Christmas decorations for the aged care centre next door…if that doesn’t give you warm fuzzies and make you want to buy up big, I don’t know what will!
Address: 6 Meyrick Street, Cannon Hill
Hours: 7am – 2pm
Mega-Gone garage sale host Linzi, had me at hello with her ‘fill a bag of clothes for $5’ deal! She’ll also be selling shoes, children’s toys, furniture, bric a brac and more, so if you’re on the east side of town be sure to pop in.
Address: 34 Platypus Cct, Rochedale
Hours: 8am – 2pm
If you love labels like Country Road, Seed, Ralph Lauren, Tony Bianco, Oroton or Guess, you’re going to want to visit this garage sale, especially seeing as their prices start at just 50 cents!
Most garments on offer will be new with tags, or near new, ranging in size from medium to large for menswear, small to medium for women’s and 0-3 for boys clothing. Shoes will range from men’s US10-11, women’s 5-6 and boy’s 5-10.
They’ll also be selling gluten-free baked goods to keep you sustained while you shop the trail!
SILKY OAKS CARBOOT SALE
Address: 218 Manly Road, Manly West
Hours: 8am – 11:30am
Silky Oaks Opp Shop in Manly West is already a bargain bonanza with their ongoing fill-a-bag deals, but for the Garage Sale Trail they’re going all out, and selling everything for half price! Run don’t walk! They’ll also have 60 specialty stalls at their car boot sale on the day.
TRASHNADO – VINTAGE CLOTHING + FURNITURE
Address: 72 Clay Street, New Farm
Hours: 9am – 1pm
If the name is anything to go by, this garage sale is going to be a secondhand storm of bargains! Evidently they have such a large vintage hoard their house is about to explode, so be sure to swing by, snap up some designer fashion and vintage garb, and help prevent a catastrophe!
EXCESS BAGGAGE: PADDINGTON SECONDHAND MARKET
Address: BrisWest Centre, 132 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington
Hours: 9am – 3pm
Excess Baggage in Paddington will be well worth a visit on October 22…the bi-monthly markets hosted by BrisWest Centre always deliver the goods as far as preloved clothing goes. Think labels like Country Road, Forever New, Finders Keepers and Sportsgirl ranging in price from $3 – $8.
They’ll also be barbecuing up a delicious sausage sizzle to raise funds for the centre, so make sure you treat yo’ self!
FRUIT FRIENDS CRAFTY BAKETACULAR
Address: 18 Wardle Street, Mt Gravatt East
Hours: 9am – 5pm
If you’re not a ‘morning person’, or even a ‘before midday person’, then this garage sale is for you! Open standard business hours, you’ll have plenty of time to pop by and peruse a treasure trove of pre-loved clothing and goods, handcrafted gifts and ornaments, and delicious home baked treats!
They’ll also have puppy mascots giving out plenty of cuddles, kisses, and treats for your four-legged friends…cuteness overload!
PRE-LOVED MARKET AT TOOWONG STATE SCHOOL – HANDS AND HEARTS FAIR
Address: 37 St Osyth Street, Toowong
Hours: 12pm – 7pm
Last on the list is the preloved market at Toowong, running from 12pm – 7pm as part of the local state school’s fair. This market is well known for high quality, well priced clothing so it’s definitely worth a sticky beak. When you finally hit the wall from hunting for treasure all day, you can pop into ‘Nanna’s Nook’, put your feet up and have a chat to one of the Nanna’s from the community over a nice cuppa and bikkies.
Which garage sales are you going to hit on the Garage Sale Trail on Saturday October 22? Share your top picks with us in the comments below!
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