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Topic: Any good thrift/op shops in the Auckland/North Shore area?  (Read 12542 times)
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katelouise
« on: February 06, 2008 09:08:49 PM »

Does anyone know of any?
Mostly clothes or and cute vintage things if anyone had any ideas
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Pearlie
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2008 09:19:49 PM »

i'm keen to find out about this too.

there was a place in hamilton where you fill a plastic bag for $1, then the price went up to $3 and not $5 i think, but still... a supermarket plastic bag of clothes for $5 that you can hack up is pretty cool. I wonder if there is anything like that in auckland.
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lucya
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2008 02:34:17 PM »

I don't know if this quite fits the description, but there's a cool little shop in Mt Eden called Salvage - there's a profile on it here: http://www.lovelyshops.co.nz/?p=6
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cupcakeofchaos
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2008 10:53:43 PM »

it depends on what price your willing to pay i guess. they have a few really good vintage shops in the city, but they're quite pricey. i've been out of the country for a few years, but the salvation army shop in browns bay seemed pretty good a while back. i got a gorgeous 1950's evening dress there for $20 Smiley
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lizbolina
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2008 09:13:12 PM »

There is a "Savemart" in Northcote which is pretty good. Those places are massive and although there is a lot of junk, like any op shop, if you sift through enough stuff you can find some real gems Smiley
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Calamity
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2008 09:56:57 PM »

I love Recycle Boutique which is off Queen St. in Auckland City. There are heaps of designer pieces there as well as other second-hand clothing. They also sell shoes, bags, sunglasses and jewelry.
I got some Lee brand Red Skinny Jeans from there for $22, and a Mooks tee for $15. There are much cheaper things there too.
Happy thrifting =]
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catandbee
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2009 08:45:21 PM »

Yea the Savemart in Northcote is HUGE. So definitly make sure you have a whole morning or afternoon free. I spent three hours in there last time with my friend. Found some pretty cool litte items. I usually just want to cut them up though and use the fabric rather the re-construct them. Just make sure that you don't mind sifting through obscene amounts of clothes!!
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