100 years of Vinnies Shops

The St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies) provides services and programs for people across Australia, helping those experiencing or at risk of homelessness, providing crisis accommodation for people experiencing domestic or family violence, and assisting with health, addiction and financial issues, to name a few.

From humble beginnings, our NSW Vinnies Shops came from the need to fund these programs and services, and started with our Newtown Shop in 1922. Vinnies now have 226 shops across NSW, and the profits from the sale of goods in these shops helps us to assist around 300,000 people experiencing disadvantage and homelessness in NSW each year.

We know that shopping at Vinnies is a treasure hunt; you’ll never know what you can find! Thrift shopping also gives preloved goods a second (or third) life. The funds raised from every item resold through Vinnies Shops goes towards helping the local community, and keeps the item out of landfill. 

To celebrate this once in a century event, we’ve hidden 100 extra special treasures in our shops for you to find. The treasures are brand new items that have been donated to us by premium labels, and include local Australian designers such as Acne Studios, Alex and Trahanas, Bassike, CAMILLA AND MARC, Jac + Jack, Lee Mathews, Mulberry, and more. There will be clothing, shoes, handbags, jewellery, homewares, a jersey from the Tigers NRL team, and items signed by music legend Jimmy Barnes.

The treasures are hitting the shelves in the following 13 Vinnies Shops between 24th of October and 6th of November: 

  • Casino Vinnies Shop
    148 Canterbury Rd, Casino
  • Armidale Vinnies Shop
    162 Rusden St, Armidale
  • Dubbo Vinnies Shop
    151 Macquarie St, Dubbo
  • Parkes Vinnies Shop
    44-46 Welcome St, Parkes
  • Brookvale Vinnies Shop
    22 Roger St, Brookvale
  • Newtown Vinnies Shop
    187 King St, Newtown
  • Picton Vinnies Shop
    11 Colden St, Picton
  • Springwood Vinnies Shop
    272 Macquarie Rd, Springwood
  • Sutherland Vinnies Shop
    710 Old Princes Highway, Sutherland
  • Wagga Wagga Vinnies Shop
    15 Peter St, Wagga Wagga
  • Belmont North Vinnies Shop
    Shop 3, 356 Pacific Highway, Belmont North
  • Paddington Vinnies Shop
    292 Oxford St, Paddington
  • Bondi Vinnies Shop
    60 Hall St, Bondi Beach
Win an extra special treasure

Purchase any item at Vinnies between the 24th October and the 6th November and go into the draw to win one of two very special prizes, a vintage Chanel handbag or a DeLonghi La Specialista Arte coffee machine.

To go in the draw, make a purchase at any Vinnies Shop in NSW between between 24th October and the 6th November and enter your details via the QR code at the counter. Terms & Conditions apply, read more here. 

Keep an eye on our socials for clues and date drops.