Score Your Next Affordable Designer Clothes at These Paddington and Red Hill Op Shops

Check out these Paddington and Red Hill op shops and make a positive impact on the environment through circular fashion.

Did you know that every Australian buys an average of 27 kilograms of new clothing each year but discards around 23 kilograms of that to landfill annually? 

Fast fashion greatly contributes to this environmental problem and one way of helping reduce the amount of textile waste that ends up in landfills is to keep them in the loop for as long as possible or what is called circular fashion. Circularity is achieved in two ways: reselling old clothes that are still in good condition and recycling textiles into new fibres to make new clothes or a textile-based product. 

The great news is that Brisbane is teeming with op shops where you can find designer clothes at bargain prices whilst helping the environment and supporting the organisation’s cause at the same time. And luckily, some of these stores are conveniently located in Paddington and Red Hill. 

Thrift Shop And Eternity Boutique | 16 Windsor Rd, Red Hill

Photo Credit: Windsor Road Baptist Church / 

Trading Hours: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, Monday – Saturday

Underneath the Baptist chapel, you will find the Thrift Shop And Eternity Boutique. The Eternity Boutique is where you can score flashy garments from $4 to $15 whilst most shoes cost between $4 and $10. But if you’re out for much cheaper finds, the Thrift Shop has got you covered with bargain clothes, shoes and handbags for just $2.50 apiece.

Proceeds from the sale of these op shops help support the Kelvin Grove Chaplain and missionaries across the globe.

Yesterdays Thrift Shop | 39 Nash St, Paddington, QLD 4064

Trading Hours: 9 am to 4.30 pm, Monday – Saturday; 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Sunday

Shopping is a breeze in this neatly sectioned shop. They offer good quality, pre-loved clothes, homewares and other household items at affordable prices.

Great to know: They have a dedicated section for the kids with a nice selection of clothes, shoes, toys, books, accessories and much more.

Sales proceeds go to The Developing Foundation Inc. – a charity organisation that provides development and brain injury support.

Salvos Stores – Red Hill |  80 Glenrosa Rd, Red Hill QLD 4059, Australia

Trading Hours: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday

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Another great place to find a large selection of pre-loved goods from clothes to homewares and much more at bargain prices. Some 350 Salvos Stores are spread across Australia plus an online shop, so there are plenty of options for you to shop from.

All profits go to the Salvation Army programs.

St Vinnies – Paddington | 16 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, QLD 4064

Trading Hours: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday; 10 am to 2 pm, Sunday

St Vinnies Paddington is just one of the 650 shops that St Vincent de Paul Society operates. The store offers pre-loved items including men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, accessories, bric-a-brac, furniture, toys, books and more.

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes social justice and supports people in need.

You can also donate old clothes or textiles to these organisations.

Score Second-Hand Fashionable Treasures at the Love Me Again Market

Bargain hunters with a thing for second-hand treasures, here’s where you should rummage about next. Score some unique and fashionable pieces at the Love Me Again Market in Paddington, which will relaunch its market year on Sunday, the 16th of February 2020.

Open from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Love Me Again Market is the best venue for fashion lovers to score branded and unique outfits at the fraction of its retail price. Featuring hundreds of stalls with mostly pre-loved clothes, shoes and accessories, this is the ultimate haven for fashionistas. 

The Love Me Again Market is also ideal for earning some cash. Anyone with heaps of used clothes to unload can sell their stuff by becoming a stallholder

Photo Credit: Love Me Again Market/Facebook

Meanwhile, on-site baristas will be brewing coffee to keep shoppers invigorated as they browse over 100 stalls. This market also has a good selection of flowers to bring home or gift to your moms and friends. 

The Love Me Again Market takes place at the Paddington Hall on Moreton Street. As of press time, three more market days have been confirmed after February: 

15th of March 19th of April 17th of May

Shoppers, log those dates on your calendar if you’re planning to check out what’s for sale. Sellers, book a stall in advance to secure your spot.  For enquiries, email