Who: Maria from Avenue M
What: Navy button-up dress from the ’80s
Where: “The ‘Smiley’ op-shop in my local town in Southern Queensland, Australia — there’s a giant smiling face on the sign, hence the loving name.”
How much: $3
When I use it: “This dress is very flattering and easy to wear. It’s perfect for shopping as it’s easy to slip on and off, so I can try lots of other vintage clothes without too much hassle!”
Shopping tips: “A lot of wonderful op-shops are overlooked because they are independent businesses. Give all op-shops a go! The ‘Smiley’ shop in my town is a treasure chest full of beautiful pieces all under $10 and not many know about it!”
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