Ready to score some one-of-a-kind gems without breaking the bank?
Forget fast fashion; this is your guide to a guilt-free shopping spree where you’re not just saving money—you’re saving the planet.
Join us to discover the City of Maribyrnong’s best op shops and second hand stores, all bursting with character, variety, and drool-worthy deals you’ll want to snap up.
From vintage clothing to antique furniture – it’s like the ultimate eco-friendly treasure hunt.
So, grab that reusable tote and let’s go shopping! Because FOMO is so last season.
Green Collect isn’t your typical rummage-through-old-boxes op shop.
Nope, this one’s got a conscience as big as its incredible range.
Here’s the lowdown: Green Collect is all about the circle of life—but for stuff. They’re acing the circular economy game, giving products a second, third, or hey, even a fourth life, keeping valuable resources out of landfills and CO2 emissions in check.
Inside their Braybrook store you can score secondhand goods like vintage furniture, retro fashion, and even tech and office essentials. Their Yarraville store also offers sustainably sourced and ethically made gifts.
Best part? When you shop at Green Collect, you’re not just contributing to environmental sustainability; you’re also creating job opportunities for people who’ve experienced disadvantage and barriers to employment.
Who says shopping can’t be a win-win for everyone?
Braybrook Location: 1/75A Ashley St, Braybrook
Yarraville Location: 71 Anderson Street, Yarraville
Braybrook Contact: 03 9663 8843
Yarraville Contact: 03 9314 4987
Located just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Footscray Train Station, Savers is a bona fide treasure trove.
From clothes that would make any fashion-tokker swoon, to housewares that’ll have your place looking like a Pinterest board, Savers is where to go for high-quality finds at ridiculously affordable prices.
Feel like doing good while you shop? Savers lets you tick that box too. Each time you donate your goods to their not-for-profit partner, you’re not just decluttering your life, you’re also helping fund important community programs.
Yep, you heard it here first: Your old stuff can actually change the world, one donation at a time.
Location: 33 Albert St, Footscray
Contact: 9689 6811
Got a stack of clothing and accessories that you need to declutter? Gathering Threads has you covered.
Here, fashionistas can ‘rent a rack’ and sell their gram-worthy, pre-loved items directly to the public. So much easier than dealing with Facebook Marketplace tyre-kickers, right?
Thanks to a loyal (and highly fashionable) local community, Gathering Threads’ West Footscray shop is a vault of premium and unique items for men, women, and kiddos. With new stock coming in daily, every visit is like a mini fashion week.
Make or save money, declutter or upgrade your wardrobe, and live your best eco-fashion life.
Location: 582A Barkly St, West Footscray
Contact: 0450 179 737
Vinnies, Footscray and Braybrook
This Aussie social enterprise and op-shopping institution needs no introduction. After all, St Vincent de Paul’s op shops have been rocking the thrifting world since 1926.
First off, let’s chat about their latest addition in Footscray. It brings the quintessential Vinnies vibe to Barkly Street, offering everything from retro threads to hidden gems for your home.
But don’t forget about the OG: Vinnies Braybrook. This large Ballarat Road store offers that signature blend of must-have finds and feel-good vibes, plus items like mattresses and furniture that can’t be squeezed into the Footscray store.
Here’s the clincher: shopping at either location is basically like giving poverty the boot. Vinnies is all about easing the pressure on families who are doing it tough. When you make a purchase, you’re helping to support Aussies in need.
So whether you’re popping tags at Footscray or filling your basket at Braybrook, you’re not just finding new faves, you’re becoming part of a bigger story.
Footscray Location: 160 Barkly St, Footscray
Braybrook Location: 5/296 Ballarat Rd, Braybrook
Footscray Contact: 03 8199 4240
Braybrook Contact: 03 8199 5235
Hold onto your thrifted hats, people! Ballarat Road Braybrook is home to not just one, but two op shop megastores.
Right next door to Vinnies Braybrook you’ll find Salvos, offering everything from clothing to bric-a-brac and homewares to furniture. The racks and shelves are ever-changing, making every visit a fresh thrifting experience.
The best part is the store’s commitment to community betterment, with 100% of its profits going towards The Salvation Army’s community programs.
So whether you’re looking to furnish a new place or just want to add a touch of retro to your kitchen, shopping here means you’re shopping for a cause.
Location: 294-296 Ballarat Rd, Braybrook
Contact: 03 9311 0124
Uniting Op Shop, Yarraville
Next time you find yourself in Yarraville Village, hit up Uniting Op Shop.
Just a short stroll from Yarraville Train Station and the Sun Theatre, this volunteer-run store is chock-full of handpicked threads and vintage vibes. Browse through their racks and shelves for anything from the perfect brunch outfit to unique pieces that will amp up your home décor.
Drop by, live your best aesthetic life, thank us later.
Location: 9 Anderson St, Yarraville
Contact: 03 9687 6307
The Op Shop, West Footscray
Nestled in the heart of Barkly Village, this isn’t just an op-shop; it’s a micro-world of impact.
Hunt for treasure through their eclectic mix of clothing, knick-knacks, and all your op-shop faves—carefully curated and waiting for their forever homes.
Plus the store has quite changed thousands of lives. We’re talking about global outreach educating entire communities overseas on essentials like water accessibility and food preservation.
This is impact on a scale that most op shops can only dream of – and you get to be a part of it with each purchase you make.
Location: 592 Barkly St, West Footscray
Ever found yourself in need of a vintage lamp? A quirky piece of china? Maybe even a plant baby? Missionpoint Op Shop in Yarraville is your go-to.
This place is the epitome of a thrifter’s haven, stocking clothing for kids and adults, books, toys, homewares, hardware, and yes, even plants.
Nothing beats the feeling of finding a treasure hidden among these aisles. If you’re chasing that unique gift or looking to snag a bargain, Missionpoint is the playground of your thrifting dreams.
Location: 154 Somerville Rd, Yarraville
Contact: 03 9314 1747 / 0432 680 028