with Bianca Flint from The Wardrobe Green
Hello and welcome to the THIRD edition of the Ballarat Op Shop Diaries! My name is Bianca and I am an Op Shop Enthusiast and Preloved Fashion Advocate. I run a small business called The Wardrobe Green which celebrates and encourages Preloved Fashion.
I am thrilled to be writing a monthly Blog Review of Op shops in the Ballarat and Surrounding areas. I hope you’ll enjoy learning about what Ballarat has to offer in regards to sustainable living! Taking care of our planet is everyone’s responsibility and shopping Preloved is one way to make a huge difference! Plus it’s heaps of fun!
OP SHOP: Wozzles Warehouse
LOCATION: 11 Grenville Street South
OPEN HOURS: 10am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday, 9am – 12pm Saturday.
SHOP SIZE: Small to Medium.
AESTHETICS: Very well organised, well set out, clean and full of natural light. The care taken by staff and volunteers is obvious … and you are always welcomed with a smile.
ACCESS: Wheelchair and Pram accessible, however due to shop size, moving these items around inside may be challenging.
STOCK: The items found instore are of a very high standard. They include a range of clothing, footwear, fashion accessories, books, toys and some crockery. Plus … all clothing is freshly laundered!
PRICING: In relation to other OP SHOPS in Ballarat, the prices here are mid-range, I wouldn’t say Cheap but I also wouldn’t say Expensive … a happy place in between!
They also have a PRICE TAG sale; a colour is chosen for that week and all clothing with that particular colour price tag is 50% off!
STORE HIGHLIGHTS: What I like about this Op Shop is the standard of clothing. Everything has been carefully checked over and is lovely and clean. Part of the sourcing has been done for you! I rarely leave this store without something fabulous in hand!!
They have EFTPOS and Changing Rooms … which get two big ticks from me!
DONATIONS: There is conveniently a Donation Bin right there in the Car Park – you can’t miss it!
Remember that when making donations to any op shop, please ensure items are clean and in good working order. If you wouldn’t give it to a friend, then don’t give it to the op shop – that’s generally a good rule of thumb!
MY OVERALL STAR RATING:
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It’s so easy being green! Bianca x