For designer vintage straight from Tokyo, check out Super Mizu online. Picture / Imogen Wilson

Where To Shop Vintage & Secondhand Clothing

Update your wardrobe with recycled treasures

Super Mizu Store
Super Mizu is an online vintage store that has individually sourced designer garments from Tokyo. Find pre-loved pieces from Comme des Garçons, Issey Miyake, and Balenciaga. They're at a higher price point than some secondhand clothing boutiques but consider these as investment pieces to love — the always-edited collection serves as a timely reminder to buy less and choose well. 
Visit:
 Supermizustore.com

Go Jo Recycled Clothing
From retro to designer, Go Jo offers a wide range of pre-loved clothing for everyday wear to a fancy occasion. All reasonably priced too. 
Where: 1/1 Riverbank Rd, New Lynn   Ph: 09 826 3464   Visit: Facebook.com/gojostore 

For funky and eccentric vintage, visit K Rd's Vixen Vintage Boutique. Picture / @vixenvintagebotique

Vixen 
Your first stop along K Rd’s great pre-loved offerings should be VixenOwner Allison Rothville sources much of her stock from the United States, so you'll find a lot of Americana here, along with 80s dresses, vintage tees and sequined jackets. We regularly use bags, belts and the odd cowboy boot for our fashion shoots.
Where: 
191-193 Karangahape Rd, City  Ph: 09 309 8884   Visit:  Facebook.com/Vixen-Vintage-Boutique

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Magic Hollow 
For American men's and women's vintage, head to Magic Hollow in the city for a selection of wearable and classic washed-out offerings. 
Where: 3 Vulcan Ln, City   Ph: 09 600 3206   Visit:  Magichollow.co.nz

Wixii in Ponsonby Central has a quality selection of silk, linen and wool vintage pieces. Pictures / Mara Sommer

Wixii
This local and ethically focused clothing store found in Ponsonby Central also stocks a beautiful and carefully selected range of high-quality vintage. With a focus on silk, linen and wool, we have our eye on one of the navy wool blazers for winter. 
Where: 
136/146 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby   Ph: 021 720 637  Visit: Wixii.co.nz

Encore
Designer recycle Encore, located in Three Lamps, stocks an extensive range of quality pieces always in pristine condition. The store is well laid out in sizes, colours and staff picks, making the sometimes arduous task of rifling through racks a delight. 
Where: 305 Ponsonby Rd, Three Lamps   Ph: 09 376 1667   Visit: Encore-designer-recycle.myshopify.com

Mariachi Vintage Boutique on Ponsonby Road offers vintage alongside contemporary pre-loved labels. Picture / Supplied

Mariachi Vintage Boutique 
This newcomer offers men's and women's clothing, handbags, shoes, and accessories with a mix of old and new. The vintage range hangs alongside contemporary pre-loved labels, so expect new season from brands you know in with floral flocks from the 1950’s. You can take your clothes in for the store to sell on your behalf.
Where: 135 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby  Ph: 027 5200 292 Visit:  Facebook.com/mariachivintage 

Tango
Tucked away in Little High St’s arcade is this gem which transports you back in time with its delightful offerings of vintage and retro items. Tango specialises in high-quality items bought from Europe and all over New Zealand, and owner Driss Lambaraa is one of the most passionate vintage aficionados in the city. 
Where: 55 Little High St, City  Ph: 09 300 7165   Visit: Facebook.com/thetangovintage

READ: Get to Know: Driss Lambaraa of Tango

Scotties Recycle
At the pricier end, Scotties has a selection of very nice pre-loved designer clothing in their Herne Bay store. Look out for the great shoes, bags and scarves especially. 
Where: 2 Blake St, Herne Bay   Ph: 09 379 6617   Visit: Scottiesboutique.co.nz

Retro Addiction in Mt Albert has a great selection of retro fashion at an affordable price. Picture / Supplied

Retro Addiction
Visit this colourful two-storey Mt Albert store for a great selection of retro fashion at an affordable price. There are also prints and tapestries, ceramics, books and collectables. It's run by the lovely Tasha Moselen who will help you find what you’re looking for.
Where: 849 New North Rd, Mt Albert   Ph:  09 815 0584   Visit: Retroaddiction.co.nz

READ: Neighbourhood Watch: Mt Albert

Parlour Store 
For a good men's streetwear vintage offerings, take a visit to Parlour Store for their selection of vintage tees, jackets, hoods, footwear, and more. 
Where: 13 High St, City  Ph: 09 300 7245   Vist: Parlourstore.com

Check out Bread and Butter Letter's selection of vintage denim for winter. Picture / @breadandbutterletter

Bread and Butter Letter 
This cute and charming K Rd store supports local brands and recycled clothing. Find a selection of vintage clothing, homewares and accessories always in store. 
Where: 225 Karangahape Rd, City   Ph: 09 940 5065   Visit: Breadandbutterletter.co.nz

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Tatty's
A fixture on Ponsonby Road, this upmarket secondhand clothing store has recently had a facelift and the selection seems better than ever. They have bright, spacious and tidy racks full of secondhand treasures with lots of designer pieces to be picked up for a great price. And its High Street store has recently added more changing rooms which means much less waiting time. Tatty’s sells women's, men's, shoes, accessories and childrenswear on your behalf too.
Where: 161 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby & 47 High St, City   Visit: Tattys.co.nz

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