Ahh… Vinnie’s, you really do have a special place in my heart. This is my all-time favourite op-shop (closely followed by Salvation Army). Vinnie’s is everything an op-shop should be: Clean, helpful staff, AMAZING clothes with such a range so you can have decent hunt around and cheap.. Very very cheap!
The other day while on trip down south I managed to stumble upon a store having a $1.00 SALE! And a very strange thing happened….. I only bought 2 things? Looking back I can’t believe it! I have no idea what happened? I mean for god sakes everything was $1.00, a pack of gum cost more! Typical. Sensible Anna comes out at the strangest of times.
Where to start? I have many a worthy purchase from Vinnie’s. Hmmm. Well typically, like many op-shops Vinnie’s has an amazing range of shirts so i will start with one of those:
Black floral shirt – Picton Vinnie’s $6.00: of course what drew me to this was the fabric, black chiffon with cute little pastel flowers. I really like the way chiffon hangs and there seems to be a lot of it around in the op-shop world. Yay.
Lilac pull over jersey – Petone Vinnie’s $8.00: how could you not love this? I really love hoe the colour is so original, normally woolly jumpers are in darker more wintery tones but I think the lighter tone goes better with a dark coat? And over all it just really cute and snugly.
Khaki Green shirt - Petone Vinnie’s $6.00: I am in love with khaki. Not really sure why? Just am. I am a real fan of longer shirts that cut across the bum; I just think it’s a little more flattering? Also the fabric is quite thick, almost like denim so it will be a tad warmer in the winter months – always a bonus
Pale blue/green cardi – Picton Vinnie’s $6.00: again I really like this colour. But more importantly this is real New Zealand merino wool meaning that its super warm and amazing quality. In fact after buying this I realised that I know the brand, its super old school Te Kau. So that was a nice surprise considering their stuff costs $50.00+
Black chiffon shirt – Blenheim Vinnie’s $1.00 (YAY): what drew me to this was the really subtle stitched detailing on the shirt and the chiffon fabric. Also the cut and fit really suits me which is a bonus. I have always been a little apprehensive about wearing black I think it makes me look like I am going to a funeral? And it’s just so solid looking? But in the slightly transparent chiffon I think it works well.
So, in my opinion Vinnie’s is DEFINATLY worth a look. It’s such a bargain and they really do have a great range of clothes. Only thing is I am not sure if Vinnie’s is only an Australasian charity or worldwide? I suppose you could just Google it.