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Op shops struggling to keep up with demand since lockdown eased

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Melbourne’s op shops can’t keep up with demand since lockdown eased.

A number of factors are at play.

Savvy shoppers say there are a lot more items available as people used lockdown to clean out their wardrobes.

Charitable Recycling Australia CEO Omer Soker says OP shops are in big demand.

“I think there is a real sense of community,” he said.

He also flagged environmental and financial concerns as reasons for shoppers to turn to cheaper, reused items.

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