Ready to score yourself a nice vintage haul? Auckland is the place to visit for the finest retro finds. From timeless clothes to an incredible selection of accessories, New Zealand’s largest city certainly knows how to please the alternative shopping crowds. There are many boutiques to browse through and we’ve picked the definite must-sees among them.
Vixen Vintage Boutique
St Kevin’s Arcade is a treasure trove of all things antique and retro. The Vixen Vintage Boutique is definitely one of the best stopovers inside this quaint K’Road shopping destination. Clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, knick-knacks and trinkets line the funky store’s incredible shelves. Just about every single era is covered, so there’s plenty to keep you busy.
Vixen Vintage, 183 Karangahape Road, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9 309 8884
Tango is hidden away in an arcade off Little High Street. In fact, the fabulous shop is quite easy to miss if you’re not actively looking for it, but the scavenger hunt is definitely worth it: inside, fashion lovers will be bestowed with an eclectic selection of men’s and women’s clothing. Vintage shoes and accessories are very much a part of the deal, and the rustic interiors nicely complement Tango’s effortlessly cool vibes.
Tango, 55-57 High Street, Auckland, New Zealand, +64 9 300 7165
The Vintage Vault Dept
This one is a bit further afield – it’s located in Warkworth, which is renowned for its exquisite vineyards and surrounding scenic attractions. If you happen to be in the neighbourhood, The Vintage Vault Dept will serve you with some gorgeous pre-loved clothing, accessories, and various antiques. You’ll absolutely fall in love with the 1920s-inspired décor, and there’s even a little café on site to treat yourself after a long shopping spree.
As its name suggests, Retro Addiction will give you your fix of all things art deco and vintage. The Mt Albert shop stocks all your retro essentials – from stylish clothing and fashion accessories to all kinds of wholesome homewares, furniture and décor.
Paper Bag Princess
This dynamic shop sits very prominently on K’Road, which is Auckland’s quirkiest street. Paper Bag Princess’ stylish second-hand threads bring all things vintage and designer into one single location. They do a lot of charity work too – so you know your thrift shopping is going towards a very good cause.