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Bargain Thrift Haul

I have another thrift haul to share today. I wanted to share this one because it is from a bargain bin of one of my favourite opshops.

As you may know, I love thrifting/opshopping and I go to a few different ones. One of the North Shore Hospice shops has a warehouse at the back of the normal shop where there are bargain bins and piles of clothing, books, appliances and furniture. The warehouse shop of the North Shore Hospice is the cheapest of all opshops I go to.

The reason why it’s cheap is because you have an option to fill a plastic bag for $3 or fill a box or bigger bag (the size of a black rubbish bag) for $10. In the bag, you can chuck whatever you want and mix them together. The haul above is what I could fit in a bag for $3. Yes, I paid only $3 for all of them. That’s 9 items which comes to 33cents each. WHAT A BARGAIN.

If you want to know where this amazing place is, it’s by Ellice Road near Wairau in the North Shore. I used to volunteer at this North Shore Hospice shop and I love that place.

I have to warn you though, the warehouse is pretty big but has mostly furniture and appliances. The clothes are in dump bins so you have to sort out through a lot of junk. The books are in boxes at the back too.

I trawled through the dump bins and found some gems though.

thrift haul thrifting clothes opshoppingThese three must’ve been donated by the same person. They’re all Glassons jeans of the same size. One is bright red, normal blue denim and a peachy pink pair. They all fit me but the red and denim pairs are too long.

thrift haul thrifting clothes opshoppingI also picked up this white t-shirt with a broken heart and studs, a pair of Maxx red pants and a high neck long-sleeved shirt.

You can’t try the clothes at the warehouse shop but they’re so cheap that I don’t really mind. I got home and found that the red pants don’t fit me. I’ve donated it back. The striped long sleeve top is made of such comfy fabric that I’ve been wearing it at home. It’s warm because of the high neckline and it’s super soft.

thrift haul thrifting clothes opshoppingI wasn’t sure about this skirt but I put it in my bag anyway. It’s a Valleygirl skater skirt. The material feels like leather but it’s definitely not real. It fits me but it creases so easily and I can’t really iron it either.

I also got two books which I didn’t take photos of. One is this beautiful vintage book because one day, I’d have a shelf full of old books like it.

As usual, I went to the main Hospice shop too which is at the front of the building. The main shop has individual prices for the items and you’d find recent stock. The items in the warehouse shop are usually ones that didn’t sell from the main store.

thrift haul thrifting clothes opshoppingI got these two from the main shop. The knitted sweater is from H&M and the singlet is just a plain merino wool from Glassons.

The H&M sweater was around $4 and the singlet was even cheaper. I’ve worn both multiples times since getting it. I love the singlet underneath tops as it keeps me warm and I’ve been wearing the sweater with another thrifted skirt a lot:

After going to the Hospice shop, I also checked out Salvation Army which is beside the Glenfield Mall on the North Shore.

thrift haul thrifting clothes opshoppingThis bodycon dress still had tags on and I got it for $5.

thrift haul thrifting clothes opshoppingThis floral peplum top is H&M and I love this. This was around $5 as well.

So that’s about it for this haul. I hope you’ve been liking my thrift hauls. I don’t go as often as I want to but that’s probably better for my wallet and closet anyway. I’ve done a big cull of my closet and got rid of clothes so I might pay my favourite opshops a visit soon.

I’ve also promised to share my favourite opshops and I promise I’ll get around to writing that eventually.

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14 thoughts on “Bargain Thrift Haul

  1. binarybeautynz says:

    Wow, firstly awesome idea for a post, and secondly look at all those goodies you got and for such a good price. Wish there were more op shops around Nelson, because I have never done op shopping before


    • astylecollector says:

      Thank you! This is why it’s hard for me to shop properly because I know I can find good things in an opshop for so much cheaper. I’m sure they’ll come to Nelson sometimes soon. Opshops are becoming more popular nowadays. Way back when I started, opshopping wasn’t cool but now everyone seems to be doing it. Haha


      • binarybeautynz says:

        I think there is one big one in Nelson, but its closed on the weekends so i never have a chance to go there. So true, It just makes a lot of sense and seems like you can find some really cool things

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    • astylecollector says:

      It’s by Ellice Road near Wairau Park. I will be listing my favourite opshops mainly in the North Shore soon. It’s on the to-do list! I love Recycle Boutique for some branded pieces. Tatty’s is quite good but pricey though. I haven’t been to K road in years so I haven’t been back to Paper Bag Princess. Good choices though!


  2. Nicola says:

    Wow you did so well!! I used to be quite into op shopping, but I haven’t been for ages! Got an awesome designer skirt for $5 once at Save Mart. They mustn’t have recognised the label as it wasn’t in the labelled section – yusss! I

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  3. Alisha Barbara says:

    I can just say WOW!!! What an amazing haul!! I love Op Shopping. You’re right, the secret is to spend time sifting through the ‘crap’ to find the gems! I need to come up to Auckland to Op Shop, the warehouse place sounds fantastic!

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