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.
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
Your first stop along K Rd’s great pre-loved offerings should be Vixen. Owner 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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