SECOND-hand fashion often seems like a dirty word.

Somehow if tonnes of cash is not spent on an item it's not worth it.

But can you tell that any of these items are op-shop buys?

We can dress it up and call it vintage, though most of these items are within a few seasons of now.

These include items with big brand names attached like Zara, Country Road and Diane Freis. We even found some Dolce and Gabbana jeans.

The point of op-shopping is to find something a little bit different and unique from what is currently on-trend.

Sometimes you'll leave empty handed, but often one item will pique your interest and will complement your wardrobe.

If you have any type of sewing skills, you can often change a piece to suit yourself without being too worried about ruining an expensive garment.

So before passing judgement, remember that fashion is whatever you make it.

OP TO IT

  • Items from St Vincent De Paul Soceity at 185 Goondoon St.
  • Brand new stock donated from closing down sales or left-over stock.
  • Online purchases donated unworn.



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