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The Best Op Shops in Sydney For a Bargain Find

Shop pre-loved for your wallet and the planet.

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Pre-loved clothes not only help reduce the environmental impact of disposable fashions, but they also give new life to yesteryear threads and glam up your wardrobe with unique items. In the end, you can’t go past a good looking op shop for a fashionable bargain.

There are over 100 op shops in Sydney, waiting to be discovered. As with most op shops, you will have to do some serious digging, but you never know what you might find. A vintage Chanel perhaps, or a piece of furniture for the living room.

Dig through Sydney’s best op shops for your next treasure find.

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Zoo Emporium

Surry Hills
If you’re looking for designer and collectable vintage wearables, then this is the place you want to be. When you walk in, you’re immediately taken back to the 70s and 80s, with retro vintage fashion including handbags, shoes, and jewellery. The entire ground floor has bargains and sales, whereas the top floor is for those rare finds.

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Route66

Enmore
There are plenty of op shops in Enmore, but Route66 is longstanding and just has that something special. Expect leather fringe jackets, floral skirts and endless denim. You can also expect to be educated and moved by Route66s’ passion for used clothing. Since 1988, this op shop brought an appreciation to buying quality classic clothing. They’ve created a community of like-minded individuals, looking to get their kicks on Route66 and any other American-influenced fashion and lifestyle.

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Irreplaceable Store

Newtown
If you’re a skater or just a cool kid, you probably hang out at the Irreplaceable Store. Here, you can pick up a fresh box of Nike kicks, vintage varsity jackets, and hoodies, all for an affordable price. You can even buy, sell, and trade your stuff.

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Blue Spinach

Redfern
Recognised by its blue shopfront, Blue Spinach is notorious for a luxury find, You will find all the trendy people here, scouring the racks for Gucci and Prada. This op shop is a consignment store, so it sells luxury brands on behalf of consignors. So if you’re looking for your next designer sunglasses, visit Blue Spinach.

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U-Turn Vintage

Multiple locations
You can find a U-Turn in Newtown, Bondi, Surry Hills, and many more neighbourhoods around Sydney. Each store promises affordable second-hand fashion. Dig through the treasure chests of vintage items, and you just might walk out with a gem.

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Storeroom Vintage

Surry Hills
Storeroom Vintage handpicks pre-loved items from all over the world and from several eras including the 70s, 80s, and ’90s. They’re serious about thrifting, and eccentric thrifters frequent the Storeroom. Expect to find American graphic tees, sportswear, surf style, rock and roll influenced threads, and more. They’re known for their streetwear offerings, but also some real vintage finds, that could have you going home with a rare leather jacket.

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Potts Point Vintage

Potts Point
Everything here is about glamour and fabrics. You will find furs and designer wedding dresses, handbags, cufflinks, and period accessories from Dolce and Gabbana. They even have items from the runway, the Australian Film industry and other regular suppliers, including theatre groups. This place is a real find and even if you don’t want to buy anything, look around at all the cool items that would have been worn in movies.

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SWOP Clothing Exchange

SWOP is another consignment store hosting a world of quality vintage and on-trend items. Be sure to follow their Instagram page as they post new items daily, which you can purchase through a DM. They have 20K followers, so if you see something you like, jump on it then and there before it disappears.

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Real King Vintage

Freshwater
Looking for anything 90s? Head to the Real King Vintage in Freshwater for all things streetwear including vintage NFL and NBA tees. You will also find some Disney shirts and classic pieces from top sports brands.

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All of the Sydney Food News You Need to Know

For all your Sydney food moments.

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There’s plenty to celebrate this year, from new menus to restaurants throwing parties, bottomless brunches, and more.

Here, we have the latest on Sydney’s food news, from chefs taking over restaurants to limited-edition menus and feasts for all your friends to enjoy.

  • To celebrate World Gin Day, and for one week only, gin and food lovers can try nagashi-sōmen—translating to ‘flowing noodles’— which sees noodles sent down a bamboo chute for diners to collect with chopsticks. The one-off experience will be hosted at Kid Kyoto, where guests can enjoy their flowing noodles alongside a menu paired with delicious KI NO BI Gin cocktails. Purchase tickets here.
  • Tuck into a Fireball Burger
  • Feeling the cold? Fireball Whisky and Bar Luca have teamed up for the ultimate firey menu. Offered for a limited time only, head down to Bar Luca for $6 Fireball shots all day, a Fireball shot and cocktail on arrival, and an all-you-can-eat bites of the full “Blame Fireball” menu on Saturday, July 1. Book a spot here
  • For two nights only, on Tuesday the 20th and Tuesday 27th of June, Graeme Hunt, Head Chef of Sydney’s trending late-night bar and dining venue at Zaffi, will be stepping up to the kitchen at award-winning bar PS40. Pop-up guests can expect a mosaic of colourful Lebanese-inspired bar snacks paired with exclusive midweek sips made by the mastermind behind the experimental bar, Michael Chiem.
  • Fan of Cinderella? The Great Hall is transforming into The Royal Palace for an enchanting high tea from July 1-2. There will be dancing and fun, and then Cinderella will run out of the venue leaving behind her glass slipper—the search for the missing beauty will begin. Tickets for the Cinderella High Tea costs $80-85 and you can purchase them here.
  • Grill’d has dropped two new burgers, and they’re beyond anything we could have imagined. Taking inspiration from Mexico, Grilld’s two new burgers are a Zesty Mexi and Luxe Nacho Burger. The Zesty Mexi features a black bean pattie with corn chips, tasty cheese, slaw, jalapenos, and chipotle mayo mixed with green tomatillo lime salsa. For meat lovers, the Luxe Nacho Burger is the same as the Zesty Mexi, but with a premium Wagyu pattie.

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