Best Second Hand Shops in Auckland

Unleash your inner treasure hunter! Forget aimlessly wandering Auckland in search of vintage gold. This itinerary maps your path to the best retro and pre-loved gems, hidden from Ponsonby to K Road. Not only will you snag unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, but you'll be shopping sustainably – a major high five in our book!

From designer duds and homewares to literary finds and revamped threads, these treasure troves deserve a full day of exploration. Pro-tip: Pack those reusable bags because your arms will be overflowing with goodies!

1. Tatty's (161 Ponsonby Road): Craving designer labels like Balenciaga and Karen Walker? Look no further than Tatty's, the holy grail of second-hand luxury. Prepare to be wowed by the quality and attention to detail – you'll forget you're even shopping pre-loved! Plus, declutter your own wardrobe by selling your designer cast-offs for more shopping fuel. (tattys.co.nz)

2. Crushes Vintage (225 Karangahape Road): This quirky gem on K Road is a haven for conscious consumers and lovers of unique finds. Celebrate sustainable shopping with NZ designers and handmade goodies. Beyond vintage clothing, dive into a sensory feast of candles, fragrances, stationery, and more. Get ready to touch, smell, and fall in love (with the shop and its ethos!). (crushes.co.nz)

3. Paper Bag Princess (202 Karangahape Road): On a mission to find the best clothes at the best prices? Paper Bag Princess delivers! From casual classics to show-stopping party dresses, they've got it all. Plus, support local charities and reduce textile waste while you shop. Have clothes languishing in your closet? Donate them and give them a new lease on life! (paperbagprincess.co.nz)

4. Smoove Vintage (145 Karangahape Road): Channel your inner 60s bombshell at Smoove Vintage. They rework vintage treasures from a bygone era, adding a modern twist for today's wardrobe. Dive into racks of groovy dresses, accessories, and shirts, all housed in a stunning 60s lounge. Get ready to add some serious vintage vibes (and sustainable cred) to your collection. Follow them on Instagram (@smoovevintage) for sneak peeks at the latest arrivals!

5. Recycle Boutique (9 Darby Street): Designer dreamland alert! Recycle Boutique boasts a treasure trove of pre-loved designer finds alongside one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. Karen Walker, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Kowtow – you name it, they've got it. Their mission to bring quality second-hand clothing to the masses makes sustainable fashion feel accessible and oh-so-stylish. Who says saving the planet can't involve killer threads? (recycleboutique.co.nz)

 

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