SPRING is here and that can only mean one thing - the annual spring sales are on, and bargains await.
For the thrifters among us, the bi-annual changeover of the season's sale at the Bangalow Anglican Op Shop is the holy grail of sales.
For $5 you can fill a bag full of clothes, while the op-shop's designer rack, haberdashery and bric brac are half-price.
This Northern Star reporter visited the op-shop (for research purposes, of course) to find out just how much you can shove in a recycled shopping bag for $5, and I am happy to report that it is, in fact, quite a lot.
For my $5 I picked up: two vintage woollen jackets; one crochet cardigan; three men's shirts; four children's ensembles plus a hat and I walked out with an as-new woven basket handbag for $1 that will see me through many a spring fair and beach trip this upcoming season. That is $6 well spent in my books.
Once the sale concludes on September 16, the shop will close for one day while all the winter stock is put in storage and new summer season stock is hung. "We do the season changeover sales twice a year and it's a chance for us to clear as much as we can," op shop volunteer, Robyn Dayman said.
Open gardens at Wollongbar on September 6 at 163 Lindendale Rd and 197 Lindendale Rd, 10am-4.30pm
Shearwater Steiner, Mullumbimby, Spring Fair Saturday, September 6
Cape Byron Steiner Spring Fair, Saturday September 13
Kyogle Quota's Seniors Spring Affair Luncheon, September 13, 12.30-2pm, Kyogle Catholic Church Hall. RSVP Joan Powell on 6632 1118 by September 9
Farm Country Fair at Summerland House, Alstonville, 9am-3pm, September 14
Bangalow Designer Markets' A Spring Affair, September 20, Bangalow Heritage Museum
St Marks Anglican Church Spring Fair, September 20, 8am-1pm, in parish hall corner of West and Barker Sts, Casino. Details: Glennys Hiscocks on 6662 5745