First published on 31 Oct 2010. Updated on 13 Apr 2011.
Best for... one off designs
Fashion designers make one-off masterpieces from op-shop leftovers at Randwick's One Noffs. 4 Elizabeth St, Randwick 2031. (02 9305 6600).
Best for... designer handbags
Head here if you love a label hanging off your arm - from YSL to Chanel, often brand new and always at a snip of the original price. 348 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst 2010. (02 9331 3904).
Best for... designer shoes
This wonderland for shoe lovers houses a gorgeous selection of designer and vintage footwear, pre-loved but in mint condition. 90 William St, Paddington 2021. (02 9331 8100).
Best for... furniture
Want to deck your place out like a 90s New York loft? Make a beeline for Tempe Tip and pick up great second-hand furniture at awesome prices. Bellevue St, St Peters 2044. (02 9519 1513).
Wear it Again Sam
Best for... kids
The large play area will keep chldren occupied while you browse the colourful collection of recycled kids clothing and toys. There's also a good range of recycled maternity wear for mums to be. 50 Spit Rd, Mosman 2088. (02 9960 1934).
Best for... ski-wear
In need of a few extras for that skiing holiday, but blown your cash on the lift passes? The Eastwood branch of After-A-Fashion has a surprisingly comprehensive range of ski-wear at bargain prices. 119–121 Rowe St, Eastwood 2122. (02 9874 6743).
$6 a Kilo
Best for... super bargains
The Summer Hill branch of Anglicare boasts the cheapest vintage in town, but you've got to work for your bargains. Rifle through huge crates of second-hand clothes and purchase your selections by the kilo ($6). 105 Carlton Cr, Summer Hill 2130. (02 9798 8206).
Grandma Takes a Trip
Best for... something quirky but cool
The kaleidoscope of colours in this kitsch little store guarantees you'll leave with something unique and full of character. 263 Crown St, Surry Hills 2010. (02 9356 3322).
Gould's Book Arcade
Best for... books
This treasure trove of printed pages will suck you in and spit you out again hours later, wondering where the time went. You'll be sure to bag a bargain. 32 King St, Newtown 2042. (02 9519 8947).
U-Turn Recycled Fashion
Best for... fancy dress
Amongst the rails of quirky cast-offs and vintage gems, you'll come across Indian head dresses, mariachi jackets and boas galore - everything you need for a great Saturday night. 2 Enmore Rd, Newtown 2042. (02 9516 0686).
Best for... records
A Newtown institution, Egg is the pick of Sydney's second-hand vinyl trade. They've also got a great cult film selection and plenty of fan-boy memorabilia. 3 Wilson St, Newtown 2042. (02 9550 6056).