Score Second Hand Swag From Moby, Chromeo and More

Whether it’s half-baked Halloween ideas, money found in pants you suspect someone died in, or authentic looking designer items which you’ll categorically describe as “vintage”, op-shop success is predicated entirely on your willingness to search.

Vinnies acknowledges this fact with a stalker-bait initiative dubbed Vinnies Signed Finds, a treasure hunt which asks the likes of Moby, Chromeo and Gotye (among many others) to donate pre-loved personal items, sign them, then hide them in a Vinnies outlet for punters to find. You’ll be aided by daily clues on the Signed Finds Facebbok page as well as your natural intuition for seeking out celebrities and their personal belongings, this time without the threat of jail time!

The one-of-a-kind items will be delivered and hidden in a selection of the 253 Vinnies stores spread across metro and regional NSW. The initiative officially kicked off yesterday and runs until late January, culminating in finds procured live from Big Day Out.

Featured musicians include: Moby, Sneaky Sound System, Neil Finn, Matt Corby, Urthboy, Tex Perkins, The Tongue, Horrorshow, COG, Faker, Kimbra, Peter Garrett, The Wombats, Freelance Whales, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Hungry kids of Hungary, Avalanche City, Gotye, John Butler, Jimmy Barnes, Georgia Fair, Sally Seltmann, Big Scary, Bliss N’ Eso, Boy & Bear, The Living End, Because They Can, The Joe Kings, Boy In A Box, Roscoe James Irwin, Guineafowl, Sarah Blasko, The Vines, (I, A Man) The Holidays, Illy, Jebediah, The Rosebuds, Leader Cheetah, Papa vs Pretty, The Walking Who, Oh Mercy, Blue Juice, Holly Throsby, Tim Rogers, Julia Stone, Kid Kenobi, Tim and Jean, Art vs Science, Feeding Edgar, Cloud Contol, Chromeo, Children Colide and Passion Pit.