Thursday 14 May 2009

Goulburn Op-Shops - Father Riley's and Red Shield

The best way to describe these op-shops is "traditional".

They are poorly lit, a little grubby and smelly. There are bargains to be had, however. A ball-winder and a silk scarf made their way home with me for a few dollars each.

Situated in an old pub at 404 Auburn Street, they are a reasonable walk down Auburn Street from the other op-shops. Not too far, though.

There are two Fr Riley shops, one for bric-a-brac, records and books and one for clothing and furniture. They appear to be operated by a family team.

The Red Shield shop is a cramped litte shop between the two Fr. Rileys. Packed with all manner of things. The day we were there a large amount of new acrylic yarn had been donated and was going for $1 a hundred gram ball.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I recently visited Fathers CHRIS RILEYS shop in GOULBURN,it was a very dark shop and very overcrowded,the people that worked there were having a conversation about somebody they both knew,didnt even acknowledge i was there.The shop had no vibe ,no colour very dull.very overpriced for unclean objects.didnt buy anything.i slipped out the front door without any staff realizing i was browsing in the store.