We're fond of doing the rounds when it comes to stocking our wardrobes and mixing in items that give you that individual look, matched with quality essentials. With this in mind we came up with a list of the places you just can't go past if you're looking for something unique that you can wear for a special occasion or every day wear. Whether it's a winter wedding, wet weather gear, or something you will wear forever after, there are great curiosities and items to add to your wardrobe from one or all of these shops.
Tango celebrated its 20th birthday and continues to carry its reputation for stocking quality second hand garments suited to any season. Stores like this are rare in Auckland and the team there know many of their customer's tastes and keep abreast of what's on trend. It's not uncommon to see business people from the High Street and Shortland Street locale browsing the racks as the attentive staff give their expertise. Shop here to find all sorts of curiosities and exquisite one-off pieces.
55 Little High Street, Auckland
Vintage glamour is what you will find at Tango
- Recycle Boutique
Due to its size and the sheer range of stock and items they have this store is constantly changing. You could easily visit once a week and find a great new item each time for your wardrobe. The store holds so much stock that you will be sure to find casual items and also rare
jems that are dressier that make all the trawling worthwhile. There is plenty of good stuff on the racks here - you just have to search for it. 50% of the selling price goes to the owner of the garments.
223/233 Queen St, Auckland
Whether you're after casual essentials or something a little more up-market they have it all at Recycle Boutique
Tatty's is perfect for when you're looking to inject some new style into your wardrobe as it caters to men and women. With everything from coats and jackets to pants, skirts and dresses, the layout suits browsing - you just need a lunch break or an hour to discover some of the designer and recognisable labels from New Zealand and abroad on the racks. With pricing to match the quality you can leave well-heeled and with new purchases to fall in love with. We love that some of the shoes on the shelves will invariably be from labels like Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, or Costume National. And if Tatty's sells your clothing you get 50% of the selling price.
47 High Street, Auckland
Second hand designer items line the racks at Tatty'
- Emporio U
This store is a reliable source of new season designer clothing and a range of European labels that aren't readily available in New Zealand. Underground, this fairly inconspicuous store is little-known and stocks top quality goods in great condition. With handbags and scarves as well as heels there are plenty of items to please serious collectors, along with those simply looking for a wardrobe update.
9 High Street, Auckland
Visit Emporio U when you're looking for more formal new season designer clothing
They on-sell your unwanted garments and pay you back 50% of the selling price. The store in the old Art Gallery building is a good place to drop by and stock up on new threads. We recommend you head there regularly to check out the stock updates and enjoy shopping for clothing you might have missed in past.
Shop 2, 18-26 Wellesley Street, Auckland
Quality second hand items to refresh your wardrobe and keep your wallet happy can be found at PreLoved