Vin­nies start op- shop tours

Townsville Bulletin - - PRIME TIME -

TOWNSVILLE’S first op-shop­ping tours started this month.

The tours are be­ing con­ducted by Vin­nies and take in all their six pre-loved cloth­ing shops and the Vin­nies book and gift shop, with a cafe stop for morn­ing tea.

Vin­nies as­sis­tant area man­ager Judy Shanks said the tours al­lowed peo­ple to get around to ev­ery Vin­nies shop from West End to the Up­per Ross to find some bar­gains.

‘‘ I in­tro­duced the tours to pro­mote our shops and to show the high qual­ity,’’ Mrs Shanks said. ‘‘ Peo­ple will cer­tainly find that elu­sive gift, es­pe­cially at the book shop and there is al­ways a bar­gain, there is ev­ery­thing from kitchen­wares to shoes, hand­bags and evening gowns.’’

Mrs Shanks said the tours were $ 15 a head and in­cluded morn­ing tea and fuel for their new Hyundai eight-seater peo­ple mover.

Ar­range­ments can be made to pick up groups of up to seven peo­ple from one ad­dress or peo­ple could meet the bus at the St Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety in Ech­lin St. De­tails: 4771 4077.

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