Christchurch's new St John op shop is calling itself the Ballantynes of op shops, and it got us thinking.
What are some of New Zealand's fanciest secondhand shops? "Second hand shops napier" not restricting this to just charity shops, because the aim here is to keep quality goods in circulation rather than sitting in a cupboard or ending up in a landfill. Join us for a roundup of the best spots for pre-loved gems.
If your favourite isn't here, hit us up in the comments. You won't find images there, but the descriptions are tempting enough to have us planning a lunchtime shopping trip.
Alert the most stylish bloke in your life immediately. When so much of modern fashion is drawn from vintage designs, she says, you may as well buy the real thing. If you're looking to pick up some vintage Guess or Tommy Hilfiger, this is your spot. Their Second hand shops napier of classic sports apparel is unrivalled, too.
Emporium describe their stock as hand-picked American vintage, with staff taking regular buying trips to the states. We're still thinking about this one black slinky Calvin Klein number we spotted a year ago.
This chain has outlets in Auckland, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Melbourne as well as Hamilton, but it's here that we've had the most luck. Maybe it's Second hand shops napier high concentration of students in Hamilton East, but Recycle is full of cute summer dresses that look like they've been worn twice.
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The one that got us talking in the first place. Manager Peter Black says he wants the store to be "the Ballantynes of op shops", but that doesn't mean the prices are out of reach.