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National Op Shop Week 2017

National Op Shop Week 2017

Sunday 27th August - Saturday 2nd September

To celebrate National Op Shop Week, Salvos Stores is giving you an insight into the lifecycle of a garment and to spread awareness of the importance of reusing, reinventing and upcycling by becoming a ‘Style Revivelist’.

What is National Op Shop Week

National Op Shop Week raises awareness of the importance of supporting your local op shop to help your local community and the environment.  This year National Op Shop Week will run from Sunday 27th August to Saturday 2nd September 2017.

Life Cycle of Donated a Garment 

In 2016, Salvos Stores diverted 30,000 tonnes of donated items from landfill. Across Australia 83% of women have clothes in their wardrobe that they have only worn once or twice, and 62% own clothes that have never been worn or still have tags on.  During National Op Shop Week Salvos Stores is encouraging more people to shop and donate unwanted items to help those in need and the environment.

What is a ‘Style Revivalist’

Style Revivalist


A super cool earth loving being who believes in reusing, reinventing and recycling their fashion.

To restore to life or consciousness.

Style Revivalist Sessions

Join Salvos Stores & eco-stylist, Faye De Lanty for our free Style Revivalist sessions.

Learn the basics of being eco chic with simple tips to customise your clothes, how to save money and op shop like a stylist.

  • Townsville – Monday 7th August @ 10am – Currajong Salvos Store, 2/216-230 Woolcock Street
  • Brisbane – Monday 14th August @10am – Red Hill Salvos Store, 80 Glenrosa Road
  • Gold Coast – Monday 14th August @ 2pm – Nerang Salvos Store, Shops 4-5 23-25 Station Street
  • Illawarra – Monday 28th August @ 10am – Wollongong Salvos Store, 48 Kenny Street
  • Western Sydney – Monday 28th August @ 2pm – Minchinbury Salvos Store, 4 Archbold Road
  • Hunter – Tuesday 29th August @ 10am – Newcastle Salvos Store,900 Hunter Street
  • Central Coast - Tuesday 29th August @ 2pm – W. Gosford Salvos Store,30B Central Coast Hwy
  • Eastern Sydney – Wednesday 30th August @ 10am – St Peters Salvos Store,7 Bellevue Street
  • ACT – Friday 1st September @ 2pm – Phillip Salvos Store, Shop 7 Phillip Market Place

Sydney Event – Salvos Curated

Proving second hand is not second best, the coolest, kindest, most eco-fabulous fashion event is happening in Sydney this month.

To celebrate National Op Shop Week 2017, Salvos Stores and Faye De Lanty have teamed up with Wardrobe Crisis author Clare Press to bring you Salvos Curated.

Held over three days, we’re bringing you a fresh vision for the thrifted wardrobe, revealing the hidden style stories and endless eco possibilities behind pre-loved and vintage garments and accessories.

Part exhibition, part concept store, the event will take over Paddington’s Comber Studios from August 31st to September 2nd.

Fashion! Hundreds of garments up for sale each day, hand-picked from Salvos Stores by Faye and Clare

Fabulousness! Special donated pieces from Australian designers, celebrities and fashion editors will be up for grabs.

Fun! DIY craft sessions will be on throughout the event.

It all adds up to thrifty goodness, for a good cause! See you there.

We’d love you to join us

Launch event, Thursday 31st August, 6-8pm


Friday 10am-4pm

Saturday 10am-2pm

THIS IS A PLASTIC FREE EVENT. To shop, please bring your own reusable bag. 

Sale Day

On Monday 28th August, to celebrate National Op Shop Week, all Salvos Stores in QLD, NSW and ACT will be offering 50% off all pre-loved items, making it the perfect time to become a Style Revivalist.



Thank you to everyone who entered the Salvos Style Revivalist competition.  We received so many fabulous entries, but there can only be one winner.

We are thrilled to announce that the winner of the $500 gift card is … @starfi5h

Salvos Style Revivalist Instagram Competition

Be a Salvos Style Revivalist and win!

For your chance to win 1 x $500 gift card;

  1. Follow My Salvos Stores on Instagram.

  2. Purchase an item from Salvos Stores and revive it.

  3. Snap a selfie and post it on Instagram.

  4. Tell us in 25 words or less why you love being a Salvos Style Revivalist.

  5. Use hashtags  #salvosstylerevivalist  #savewithmysalvosstores & tag @mysalvosstores

Competition begins 27/8/17 and ends at 11.59pm AEST 2/9/17.  Open to Australian residents only.  For full terms & conditions

What eco stylist Faye De Lanty says about the life cycle of garments in Australia…

Eco-stylist, TV fashion commentator and ambassador for Salvos Stores Faye De Lanty says the lifecycle of a garment in Australia has been reduced almost to a “single wear” with Australians purchasing over 20kg of new clothing each on average per year.

“When you donate an item to a Salvos Store, it’s just the beginning of its repurposed lifecycle, rather than the end. Your old pair of jeans or lived in leather biker jacket gets a new start rather than being destined for the bin. We restyle them in store, reinvent them with customisation and sometimes they’ll end up in a fashion parade or featured on the tele. 

“Over 90% of what the community sends to landfill can be reused and resold, and by saving it from landfill you’re helping the less fortunate, while getting an eco-chic look for less.”

How shopping at Salvos Stores helps the community

Salvos Stores fund community work across a range of areas including aged care, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, crisis and support accommodation, youth support and more. By shopping and donating at your community Salvos Store you are supporting the mission and programs of The Salvation Army. Salvos Stores nationally each year, is providing $35 million for the good works of The Salvation Army. Find your nearest Salvos Stores by entering your postcode above.

Salvos Stores use all their proceeds to fund vital work in the community on a weekly basis. This includes:

  • 1 Million Australians helped by The Salvation Army every year.
  • 2,500+ Food vouchers given every week
  • 3,000+ young people assisted by Youth Support Services
  • 4,000+ People contacted recovery services for help
  • 22,500+  people placed into work and education
  • 30,000+ young people contacted each year through street ministry and drop-in centres
  • 80,000+ people assisted by financial crisis relief services
  • 138,000+ people assisted by our emergency services following disasters
  • 800,000+ people temporarily accommodated by homelessness services