Thrifty Fashion – Savers, The Recycle Superstore

Well today I got a short notice invitation to join my lovely friend Jessie on a shopping expedition to Savers in Footscray.

I hadn’t been for a month so I figured I was due for my Savers fix. I usually go with a distinct idea of what I want to buy otherwise you could spend hours in there getting sidetracked. With the cold weather upon us I decided that more woollens were on the list. I am also quite picky as well. I won’t choose “cheap” brands for example Target or Cotton On as would rather pay a little more and get an item that is well made, good quality material and that has a “timelessness” about it.

Not only do they have clothes but books, furniture, linen, toys….you name it they probably have it!

So these were today’s purchases…

1. 6 retro coffee mugs  49c each- my mum had a set of these when I was a kid and I just had to buy them!

2. Enid Blyton Childrens book 99c – my daughter is loving reading the The Magic Faraway Tree at school so I grabbed this to read at home.

3. Poplular Mechanic “Do-It-Yourself Encylopedia Printed 1968 $3.99 – A how to manual from topics such as sanding to how to make your own banjo! So cute and retro!

4. The Classic Techniques – The Art of Sewing $3.99 – educating you on enduring style, basic pattern making, alteration and “high end” knitting and crochet!

5. Purple Wool Skirt – %50 wool with matching belt.  A steal at $5.99

6. Brown Velour Jacket – vintage and in great condition – $7.99

7. Green corduroy boys trousers – Seed brand  – small hole on one knee but easily repaired – $ 3.99

8. Ripe Maternity Trousers – for a pregnant friend – $7.99

9. Grey Wrap Skirt – great for work with lovely side pleat detail – $ 5.99

10. Light Brown Jumper – 29% lambswool, 8 % cashmere & 8% angora – super snuggly and warm – $6.99

11. Pale Purple Jumper – 80% angora – absolutely gorgeous – $7.99

12. Olive Green Jumper – lovely side button details – $ 5.99

13. 1 1/2 metres of yellow gingham material – will make a cute vintage summer shirt – $2.99

14. 2 metres of Pink and white plaid material – for a lovely winter skirt – $3.99

15. 2 metres of 150cm wide stretch purple/pink material – for maybe a nice winter dress – $5.99

16. Toy dump truck – for my little boy! Battery operated and still works! – $1.99

17. Bloch tap shoes – way too big for my daughter but I could’t resist buying them for her when they are the bargain price of $12.99

So all this for only $94 ……would hate to pay full price for any of these item!

And one last thing – my Thrifty Fashion outfit for today….

  • black cardigan from Savers $5,
  •  the skirt was a gift from my friend Jessie, purchased op shopping in country Victoria for a big 50 cents!
  • again my favourite brown boots from the Take 2 Markets $50

So get to your nearest Savers or op shop and bag yourself a bargain!



  1. Had a ball too. Stoked with my linen dress, black and white polka dot dress, 2 pair of leather shoes for Orik, woollen cardi, 3 pieces of fabric and trousers for around $75.

  2. awesome!! I’m impressed 🙂

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