Best Dressed Store (Op Shop)

Find hidden treasures of high quality, pre-loved, special occasion and work-ready clothes and accessories at our Best Dressed Store. Prices start at $5.

Pop into our store on the ground floor of Endeavour House, 1 Franklin St, Manuka (opposite the entry to the Coles underground parking). We’ve LOVE to see you! We’ve got loads of great pre-loved women’s and men’s office wear, formal wear, shoes, bags, and other accessories, with some of the best op shop prices in town!

 

OPENING HOURS FROM 24 May 2024

Friday 24 – 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Saturday 25 – 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Sunday 26 – Closed

Monday 27 – Closed – Public Holiday

Tuesday 28 – 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Wednesday 29 – 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Thursday 30 – 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Friday 31 – 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Saturday 01 110.00 am to 1.00 pm

*Please note: that our shop hours are based on the availability of our volunteers and so may change from week to week. We apologise for this inconvenience and encourage you to please check these hours before heading out to the store. Thanks

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Why buy clothing at the Best Dressed Store?

“Around fifteen per cent of the Best Dressed Store’s stock is brand new. Why pay $300 for a high-quality outfit when you can get it for $30?”, says Trevor, Best Dressed Store Manager. 

Money from all purchases made at the store is used to create sustainable and ongoing funding to help vulnerable clients through the Communities at Work Clothing Program, Community Pantries, and other support services provided to struggling individuals and families

Read: Six Reasons Why You Need To Op-Shop

Interested in volunteering?

We want you! We’re looking for more volunteers so we can open the shop longer. If you have a few spare hours and are looking for something meaningful to do, then please contact us. We’d love to hear from you! Our volunteers join us because they like the idea of giving back to their community, or meeting new people and making new friends, or simply because it gives them something fun and useful to do in their spare time.
The shop plays an important role in our community work as the shop income is used to support our community services that provide essential clothing and food for people in need. So more volunteers = longer shop hours = more income = more people helped.

Where do the clothes come from?

All stock in the store is donated from the Canberra community. As one of the few upmarket op shops in Canberra, we pride ourselves on maintaining a high standard of quality and product and stock a wide range of fashion labels and office wear.

How to donate clothes

If you’re interested in donating clothes, or organising a clothing fundraising drive at your workplace, to support people in our community, please visit our donate clothes page for instructions.

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Find Us

Our Best Dressed Store in the South.Point Shopping Centre (Tuggeranong) is temporarily closed. We have moved to a new location on the Ground Floor of Endeavour House, 1 Franklin St, Manuka (opposite the entrance to Coles underground parking). To stay in the loop about store changes or monthly specials,  subscribe to our newsletter here.

Contact Us

Phone (general): 02 6293 6500

Email (general): admin@commsatwork.org

Email Store Manager: trevor.gilbertson@commsatwork.org

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Donate Clothing to our Op Shop

If you’re interested in donating clothes, or even organising  a clothing fundraising drive, please visit our donate clothes page for instructions, including information on what we currently need, how to donate, and a list of donation drop-off points.

We also use clothing donations to support our  Clothing Program (which helps vulnerable people and those experiencing hardship with free formal clothing & occasion wear).

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