Charity shops have become favourites with thrifters and fashionistas for the quality and variety that can be found.
Whether you are clearing out your wardrobe or looking to find some collectable items.
By purchasing or donating at a charity shop can help protect the environment, and helps change lives all over the UK.
We have curated the best thrift stores in Auckland where you don’t know what you’re going to find in them.
Where to go thrift shopping?
Scroll down to find yourself a second-hand steal at these fashionable treasure troves in Auckland. Thrift shops can be gift shops if you know where to look. Follow my guide and take a stride.
1. Dove Hospice Mega Shop
|Dove Hospice Newmarket Shop – 255 Broadway Newmarket, Auckland|
|Dove Hospice Remuera Shop – 2 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland|
|Dove Hospice Apirana Shop – 185 Apirana Avenue, Glen Innes, Auckland|
|Dove Hospice Epsom Shop – Shop 2, 1 Queen Mary Avenue, Epsom, Auckland|
|Dove Hospice Meadowbank Shop – Meadowbank Shopping Centre, 35 St Johns Road,St Johns, Auckland|
|Dove Hospice Panmure Shop – 141-157 Queens Road, Panmure, Auckland|
|Dove Hospice St Heliers Shop – 30 St Heliers Bay Road, St Heliers, Auckland|
Dove Hospice is a registered charitable trust providing a leading-edge service, situated within St Andrews Village, Glendowie, Auckland, New Zealand. You can help Dove Hospice by purchasing quality, pre-loved and new goods from their online shop or at one of the Dove Hospice Shops.
2. Auckland City Mission Takapuna Op Shop
📍 114 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
☎ +64 9-489 2370
|Monday – 10:00am – 4:00pm|
|Tuesday & Wednesday- 9:30am – 4:00pm|
|Thursday – 10:00am – 4:00pm|
|Friday – 9:30am – 4:00pm|
|Saturday – 10:00am – 4:00pm|
|Sunday – Closed|
Takapuna Op Shop is one of the four Auckland City Mission stores that offer a great range of preloved and new items: Men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, bric-a-brac, books, music, and more. When you shop in the thrift store in Takapuna you can find hidden gems from all eras and all seasons in their stores. All profits from these shops are returned directly to help fund the Mission’s social services.
3. Red Cross Shop
📍 191 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
☎ +64 9-377 8072
|Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm|
|Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am – 4:00pm|
The Red Cross Shop located at Karangahape Road, Auckland stocks superb preloved and new items ranging from clothing, homeware, and furniture to everyone at affordable prices. You can also donate your unwanted items at one of the Red Cross shops which goes towards supporting vulnerable people in communities across New Zealand and abroad. Simply drop your donations off during shop hours or call your local shop to arrange a collection.
4. The Hospice Shop – New Lynn
📍 17 Delta Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland 0600, New Zealand
☎ +64 9-827 1285
|Monday – Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm|
The Hospice shop in New Lynn is a charity shop that has everything from collectables to vintage clothing to hidden treasure, to top-quality garments and designer labels to exquisite homeware and quality furnishing.
5. Paper Bag Princess
📍 202 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
☎ +64 9-869 3291
|Monday & Tuesday: 10:00am – 5:30pm|
|Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 6:30pm|
|Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm|
Paper Bag Princess thrift shop is located at Karangahape Road, Auckland, and is a great place if you’re looking for affordable second-hand clothing. The thrift shop has a range of 70s, 80s, and 90s vintage men and women’s clothing, accessories, and shoes with new stock arriving daily. Paper Bag Princess supports and works with charities around New Zealand
6. The Salvation Army Family Store
📍 49 Mayfair Place, Glen Innes, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
☎ +64 9-578 3921
|Monday – Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:30pm|
|Thursday: 10:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday & Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm|
Salvation Army charity shops have become favourites with thrifters and fashionistas for the quality and variety that can be found. The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice, and is currently led by General Brian Peddle, who was elected as the 21st General on 3rd August 2018.
7. Recycle Boutique
📍 9 Darby Street, Auckland City, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
☎ +64 9-379 8891
|Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 5:30pm|
|Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm|
Recycle Boutique is a second-hand store that provides a platform for you to sell your clothing, shoes, and accessories. The recycle store provides New Zealanders with a solution to fast-fashion and landfill waste. Recycle Boutique specialise in high-quality designer, contemporary, and vintage clothing, for men and women. If you’re after some vintage clothing, this is the place to go, as they’ve got a big selection.