Bargain! 11 of the Coast's favourite op shops
EVERYONE loves a bargain, but with the plethora of op shops on the Coast the hardest part about finding a bargain can be choosing which store to visit.
We asked the Daily's Facebook followers to tell us which of the Coast's op shops they loved the best.
Here's what they said:
Sanctuary Op Shop Mooloolaba
Narelle Hinde: "Best call into Sanctuary Op Shop Mooloolaba for some old fashioned prices and service. Promise you won't be disappointed."
Alesia Wrotecki: "All the ladies are so lovely, they do what they can to help everyone (their profits go to assist DV shelters through Sunshine sanctuaries) but they will help anyone who needs it."
Elsie Ley: "The nicest and most welcoming op shop on the coast! I've donated to lots of places and no one has ever been as appreciative as them - they actually smile and say thank you!"
Emily Wood: "Sanctuary Op Shop Mooloolaba has some fantastic bargains, is in a great central location, offers smiles and kind words to warm your heart but most importantly gives 100% of profits to supporting domestic violence survivors ... this is as close to giving to charity as shopping gets!"
Find it at Shop 6, corner Walan & Smith St, Mooloolaba.
Winnie Graham: "Awesome friendly staff, great coffee and home-made cakes, cheap affordable quality clothing men's ladies and children's. Toys, linen, bric-a-brac, sportswear. Glasswear, antiques, labels, shoes and handbags, jewellery, bread, jams, eggs, furniture, paintings. One of the best upmarket op shops in Maroochydore."
Maxine Robinson: "Helping local women and their families who have cancer."
Deb Ruscoe: "(They) offer a very nurturing and affordable experience it's not just their low prices it's the love and care offered to all who enter their stores that stay with you. Besides the bargains. You have bagged haven't been in any other op shop that gives you this feeling well done beautiful you Sunshine Coast."
Find it at 1/7 Norval Ct Maroochydre and 404 Nicklin way Bokarina.
Life Church Care
Barbara Naylor: "Always amazing treasures. Awesome staff, loving and caring, always ready to help people in need."
Marilyn Joubert: "Free cuppa and cake friendly staff very reasonable prices! All money raised helps needy families in our community!"
Sarah Black: "They do an amazing job at helping the community and their prices are so good. $1 clothing for kids."
Find it at 125 Sugar Rd, Maroochydore.
Salvation Army Nambour Family Store
Ann Nielsen: "Salvo's in Nambour are great and their prices are low too. I will shop there again. Also the staff are very helpful too."
Find it at 163 Currie St, Nambour.
Bloomhill Cancer Care
Pamela Walton: "Bloomhill Cancer Cares op shops spread over the Coast are by far the best value for money. They have kept prices down low and have an amazing variety in each of their stores."
Find them at Buderim, Brightwater, Caloundra, Cooroy, Kunda Park, Maleny, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Nambour and Tewantin. For addresses visit the website.
Down Memory Lane
Lauren Threlfall: "They have beautiful vintage finds and original pieces! Plus you can actually see the good they do by supporting local animal rescues around the Sunshine Coast."
Kay Schafer: "At Down Memory Lane we support the animal rescues and recycle anything which cannot be sold making dog coats and beds from old pillows for small rescue groups without people on big wages, give out many kilos of free dog food to foster carers and provide old linen which cannot be sold to the Twinnies who rescue water birds such as Pelicans and swans. Hard work which many don't bother with but we feel worth the effort!"
Find it at 39 Main St, Buderim.
Seek and Find
Donna Gleeson: "It's a lovely shabby chic style store which just happens to sell good quality clothes and other delightful goodies. The girls are there are treasures."
Elzabeth Rowlands: "Charming girls and good quality merchandise."
Find it at Centenary Square, 52 - 64 Currie St, Nambour.
Helping Hand Charity Op Shop
Sela Finau: "It is cheap, good quality, amazing service and give directly back into the community."
Jihye Kim: "Friendly and awesome workers and fantastic bargains. They are always very helpful."
Find it at 5 Meta St, Mooloolaba.
Mooloolah Valley Op Shop
Dianne Held: "Looking for something in particular? Call the lovely volunteers 07 54947822."
Hannah Rae Maxwell: "They are never ever over priced and very focused on the community."
Michelle Wilkins: "They are so community-minded and the ladies are doing a top job, well done Jennifer Maxwell and staff."
Find it at 43 Bray Rd, Mooloolah Valley.
Donna Va: "Regain Hope ... is in a few different locations, money goes to help end trafficking. And really good quality/LOTS of stuff."
Find them at 6 Williams Street, Coolum Beach and 8/171 Eumundi Noosa Rd, Noosaville.
Donna Va: "It has a separate women's section and kid's, men's and the rest in the other building. INSANELY cheap, like they have women's jeans for 50 cents. The profits go to support Dove House Palliative Care."
Donations help support Palliative Care and the Caloundra Hospital.
Find it at 20 West Tce, Caloundra.