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Rain or shine ... give me an op shop!

Holidays Op Shopping Victor Harbor

Rain or shine ... give me an op shop!

What do you do when you've come to the beachside town of Victor Harbor for the weekend and it's grey and drizzly?  Go op-shopping and garage sale-ing, of course! My first stop on the Friday afternoon was the Terrific Trio - Vinnies, Salvos and Whalers Emporium. They are situated more-or-less three in a row, so you can go bonkers! The Vinnies and Salvos are quite upmarket and I have made some great additions to my wardrobe over the last few years thanks to them. The ADRA op shop is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday and is a gigantic warehouse of...

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Gardening in Style ... just like Gypsy

Gardening in Style ... just like Gypsy

Buying secondhand means you can be stylish in the garden! When you're paying secondhand prices, you can spoil yourself by wearing good brand clothes when you do all your grubby jobs. This thought occurred to me when a recent customer specifically messaged us asking if we had any sun-sensible cotton tops that she could garden in. I don't have a garden, but I have beautiful natural woodland around my house. Here's Gypsy doing some weeding for me in the Pink Gums, wearing a comfortable Black Pepper top. And if her feet weren't so big she would definitely be wearing our...

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Feeling lazy?

Feeling lazy?

January is holiday time! Well, a few crazy people decide it's a good time to do things around the house, like catching up on painting, gardening and other energy-sapping projects. But the rest of us know January is the time to LAZE AROUND and restore our energy ready for the year ahead. Actually, here at Da Loop, we're already out of holiday mode - we are very busy sourcing, preparing and uploading fabulous new stock for our website. But that's what we're willing to do, just so you have an energy-sapping-free activity to do while lazing on your couch. (That's...

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A Little Crush on Crochet

A Little Crush on Crochet

... there may well be 70s kids out there suffering post-traumatic stress after having been made to wear Granny Square dresses, tops and shorts in public.

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Expanding My Stay-At-Home Wardrobe

If you are going to be stuck at home, you may as well be comfy. The other week I was appalled to discover that I didn’t have a single ‘comfy sweater’, so I took a quick trip to my local op shop to grab some items before settling into my life of relative isolation. (I say ‘relative’ because there are 4 boys in my house and it actually doesn’t feel very isolated at all.) So what came in and what got ditched from the wardrobe? I bought this Russell Athletic lime green jumper (love a bit of green – it...

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