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New group hits the op shops in Adelaide

A group of keen shoppers snapped up a few bargains and shared a laugh or two during a tour of Adelaide’s western suburbs op shops last week.

Organised as part of ACH Group’s Social Links program, the ‘Urban Upcyclers’ group started the day with a coffee at Liquid Espresso on Grange Road, before heading to Vinnies, Red Cross Super Store and the Salvos at Kidman Park. After lunch at The Watermark, Glenelg, the group headed to the Savers Superstore at Kilburn.

“It’s been a great day,” said Rhonda Abrahart, who enjoyed her first op shopping trip with a social group. “It’s something I don’t normally do but it’s been fun – and I found a brand new designer bag for under $20.”

Lynette Howard has enjoyed several shopping trips with the Wynn Vale Social Links group.

“I like to look for jigsaw puzzles, books and interesting jewellery,” she said. “It’s always great fun. You never know what you’re going to find; there’s always something different.”

Lesley Barber enjoys spending time with friends and looks for quality clothes for her granddaughter and material or offcuts for quilting. “I love it – you don’t need to spend a lot of money to shop.”

ACH Group Community East Assistant Coordinator Tash Burczyk said it was the fourth op shop tour following successful tours of the South, North and East.

“People love it,” she said. “We have a lot of laughs. There’s always something to talk about; things you remember and when you find a bargain it’s a good feeling.”

Would you like to join an Urban Upcycling Tour? Click here or phone 1300 22 44 77 to find a group near you today.

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