I’ve been Op Shopping most of my life. My mum regularly had us follow her around Op Shops as kids. We played in button boxes, as she scoured the racks for bargains. I’ve been pretty much addicted to Op Shopping ever since.
Where once I valued a good rummage to find the absolute best bargain, or needle in my op shopping haystack, at the best price. I now tend to favour quality goods at moderate prices. I have less time these days to devote to Op Shopping and slightly more money I guess.
So anyway, you’re dying to know which are the best Op Shops around Auckland for 2020 and here they are…
1. Mercy Hospice Ellerslie
One of my absolute favourites. Tidy, well organised, friendly and obliging managers and volunteers. Nothing is ever a problem. Always a bargain to be found! They get some amazing donations at this place, worth checking out and often… but you probably already know that right.
188 Ladies Mile, Ellerslie
2. SPCA Glen Innes Shop
This shop is well worth a trip to Glen Innes for. Great turnover of stock and good quality at a good price. The managers here are really lovely ladies and work super hard to get stock out. Something for everyone and let’s just say Glendowie and St Heliers donors pop down the hill to GI sometimes to donate to the animals. Good selection.
217 Taniwha St, Glen Innes
3. The Salvation Army Dominion Rd Family Store
Clothes and homeware up the top shop and furniture down the driveway in the other shop. High turnover of stock and well worth keeping an eye on. With donations from surrounding Mt Eden and beyond they get some great stuff from time to time.
200 Dominion Road, Mt Eden
4. Eastgate Christian Centre Op Shop
A huge warehouse type op shop with something for everyone. Off the beaten track and definitely a destination op shop but well worth venturing out. I see they also now have an online shop.
9 Ben Lomond Crescent, Pakuranga Heights
5. Mercy Hospice Mt Roskill Shop
Large shop with a wide variety of well priced stock. The staff here are super friendly.
22 Stoddard Road, Mount Roskill