My Top 5 Favourite OpShops in Auckland

I love op shopping (thrift shopping), so I have decided to put together a list of my 5 favourite op shops in Auckland.

1) Savemart:


There is so much junk/rubbish in the Savemart stores.  However, once you get past that you can find some pretty good stuff.  At the Savemart in Northcote, I found that the best stuff is actually in the ‘dressup’ area – so retro, vintage and other really cool accessories can be found there.  I have found fur coats, 60s dresses, Chinese dressing gowns etc.  My best buy?  Fur coat from the 70s (it’s faux fur, which is the only fur I would buy).    Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to wear it yet!

2) Recycle Boutique – Auckland City:


It is more pricey than Savemart, but there is less junk in there.  Every time I go there, I find amazing clothes.  There is a ‘vintage/retro’ section, and also more modern clothes.

Best buy:  Crop pants from New Look.

3)  Takapuna Opshop:


This shop is tiny.  I haven’t found any clothes in there lately, but they do have a good selection of shoes and accessories.  I bought a gorgeous pencil skirt in there once – black and white stripes with a big bow on the back.  I always get compliments every time I wear it.

4) Paperbag Princess:


This one is like Recycle Boutique.  Lots of amazing clothes in there. More of a range of vintage though (I think).

It is on K-Rd.  There are lots of opshops up there and so many that could go on this list, if the list was longer! Dedicate at least half a day to the opshops on K-Rd.  It is also known as the red light district.

Best buy:  Blue crop tie front top.  How else can I describe it?

5) Smoove:


BEST SHOP EVER!! This shop is heaven for me.  The dresses are vintage, but reconstructed to a more modern look.  Beautiful fabrics.  They also have blouses and crops that tie at the front. See photo below.

I can’t say my best buy, because every purchase from Smoove = my favourite.

So, there you go, my top 5.  A hard list to make because there certainly are more than five!

What I wore today:

– I’ve put this outfit on here before because I bought these shorts on ebay and wanted to show everyone.

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Sunday Funday!

Waiting for my sister to come over for tea and Ontbijtkoek.

And my dog owns the biggest tennis ball ever!

Top: Smoove vintage tie top

Shorts: 1950s Wrangler – ebay purchase

Shoes: Number One Shoes – retro style wedges

Sunnies: Paddington Market, Melbourne

Quote of the day:

I don’t care what you think about me.  I don’t think about you at all  – Coco Chanel.


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