Spread out may they be, the Sunshine Coast’s op shop offering is far from thin. Whether you’re looking to bag a bargain, find something unique to you, or trying to reduce your environmental impact, there’s an op shop or vintage store with the goods you need. From Caloundra to Noosa – these are the top spots for thrifting on the Sunshine Coast.
Aerodrome Road is the place to go if you’re looking to bag a sweet deal in Maroochydore. There’s a few to visit here so you can make a trip out of it and stop by the Salvos Family Store, Lifeline Shop, Fusion Opshop Maroochydore and Sunshine Hospice Op Shop. If you’re shopping on a Sunday, make sure you stop by Maroochydore’s Fisherman’s Road Market. While it’s mostly known for fresh fruit and veg, there’s also local stall holders selling pre-loved clothing in good condition. It’s on every Sunday from 6am to 12pm.
Just down the road at Cotton Tree on King Street is the epic vintage and alterations store Fabulous Darling. It’s absolutely packed with finds from previous decades making it a go-to for costumes and those searching for general fancier dress.
In Mooloolaba you’ve got plenty of options as well starting with the Sanctuary Op Shop on the corner of Walan and Smith streets and the Helping Hand Charity Op Shop on Meta St. On Brisbane Street you’ll find the Fusion Op Shop, Neighbour’s Aim and Bloomhill Op Shop, and the really cute, well-curated vintage store Retournez-Vous. While the others are all your stock standard bric-a-brac and pre-loved goods outlets, Retournez-Vous is a bit more pricey but the curated second-hand goods are well worth the cash.
Caloundra’s op shop hub is on Bulcock Street, where you’ll find Australian Red Cross, a Lifeline Shop and the Caloundra Family Store. There’s also a Neighbour’s Aid and Salvos Family Store on Caloundra Rd.
Sunshine Coast Recycle Markets/Recovery Centre is here too, where you can pick up pre-loved goods at the local tip.
Buderim thrifters can find what they’re looking for at the Bloomhill Op Shop on Main Street and the Beautiful You Funky store on Burnett Street. Locals will also know that the Buderim local tip on Syd Lingard Drive is a treasure chest for pre-loved fashion. There’s a recycled recovery store there where you can shop second-hand goods. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure after all!
Noosaville is home to an array of second-hand stores and thrift shops. Check out Vinnies and St Vincent de Paul’s on Eumundi Noosa Rd, Salvation Army on Eenie Creek Rd, and Alpha & Omega Recycling Shop on Production St.
Slightly further north in Tewantin is Endeavour Foundation Recycled Clothing, Katie Rose Cottage Hospice Op Shop and a Lifeline Shop on Poinciana Avenue.
Her Wardrobe Fashion Market often pops up on the Sunshine Coast where locals are encouraged to “convert clothes into cash” or shop for second-hand treasures. Check the page regularly to find an event near you.