Guest post by Koren and Alana Helbig of The Little Green House.
In an unassuming little South Australian town, tucked away behind the local post office, sits one of the best dang op shops in the country. Well, we think so.
Hidden away in the Adelaide Hills, this is the stuff of op shop legend. Here you’ll find the most excellent of treasures – designer, retro and everything in between – for just a few dollars. You certainly won’t find ridiculously over-inflated hipster prices.
We likely have the Mission Shop’s location to thank for that. Situated in Aldgate, about a half-hour drive from Adelaide, it’s just far enough that inner-city thrifters don’t often make the trip. Which, of course, means lower prices and tons of excellent items up for grabs.
We popped in a few weeks back and snapped up seven items of awesomeness for a total spend of $30.
We also had a quick chat to Terry, chief volunteer at the Mission Shop. A retired electrician, Terry reckons he never imagined he’d be staffing a secondhand shop. But Terry and his wife Margy are now stalwarts of the place.
“We see a lot of good stuff coming through,” Terry told us. “We had a $200 pair of shoes come in the other day that sold for $5. The prices are dirt cheap.”
He’s right. Here’s a little inventory of our scores:
- Two retro saucepans: $4.50
- Complete queen sheet and pillow case set: $5
- Cute retro biscuit tin: $1
- Burnt orange lampshade: $4.50
- Brown Jane Shilton handbag: $5
- Pink floral A line skirt: $5
- Vintage gold clutch: $5
We couldn’t be happier with all our goodies. So if you’re in the area, do stop by. Want to know more about the Mission Shop? Head over here.