Sunday, 18 September 2011

Goulburn, Bowral and beyond...


I did a mini road trip a few weekends ago up to Newcastle and on the way up I stopped in Goulburn to have a look in some op shops. On the way back I did the same, but this time stopping at Bowral. I must say, these towns with well to do folk, have some of the best clothing up for grabs. I went to the Smith Family and Salvo's op shops in Bowral and the Vinnies in Mittagong. I missed the Father Rileys and Vinnies in Bowral but I am going back to the Southern Highlands in a few weeks so I will check them out then. But in the meantime, check out my stash... 

I picked up this red nurses cape from the Red Cross op shop in Goulburn for $2. 100% wool, made in Australia... I love it!
From Bowral Smith Family op shop I got two black and white jackets. One fancy label I could imagine a Tru or Prue wearing and a black and white check bomber style jacket from the 1960s. It is 100% Bri-lon!

5 comments:

Misfits Vintage said...

OOooh that red cape is SPECTACULAR! Let me know if you want to sell it!

Sarah xxx

Chococcuro said...

wow an op shopping road trip, so cool!

I visit my local Salvos weekly...that's about it! haha

Teak said...

Great finds - the cape is amazing. We went to Cooma last Saturday, had 10 minutes before the 'Vinnies' shut. All there vintage was priced at $40 an item!

miss elle said...

Beautiful cape! I went to Goulburn today. Picked up a beautiful hand knitted yellow vest for $1. Love it! Did not pick up a pair of jeans and had op shop regret half way home! Oh well, always the next hunt! An address update, the Anglicare shop previously at 323 Auburn Street has relocated to the church hall next to the St Saviour Cathedral and is open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The Shopping Sherpa said...

I have a message for Alison:
'Hello, I am wondering if you still have the red wool nurses cape you picked up in goulburn a couple of years ago. I am trying to replace my mothers from her training days and was wondering if you might sell it to me? I live in goulburn. Thanks RT'
Alison: If you're interested in selling the cape please contact me and I'll put you in touch with RT.