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15 of the best secondhand homeware and furniture stores in New Zealand

 The world of secondhand homeware is a vast maze of treasures and trinkets. Luckily we have expert op-shopper and vintage collector Fiona Ralph to guide us

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French & Sons

87-89 High Street, Bulls

Everything at French & Sons is, you guessed it, French. Antique furniture, homewares and artworks are imported by Mel and Jimmy French, who share a passion for the country.

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Eclectic Antique Centre

254 Hardy Street, Nelson

Annual trips to the US ensure an excellent mix of furniture, china, glassware and more is stocked in this Nelson store. The owners have a combined 50 years of experience in the antique industry.

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So Vintage

339 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, Hastings

You’ll find industrial, antique and designer finds from France and more in this Hastings shop, owned by French-Kiwi couple Korreen and Mehdi Sanssar.

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Antique Alley

240 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland

Cluttered in the best way possible, this Auckland antique store stocks silverware, crockery, artwork, furniture, jewellery and collectables.

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Demolition Traders

249 Kahikatea Drive, Frankton, Hamilton

The perfect spot for renovators, Demolition Traders sells recycled building materials, including villa doors, bathroom fittings, leadlight windows and pot belly stoves.

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Mr Mod 

88 Wilsons Road, St Martins, Christchurch

Christchurch’s home for mid-century furniture and objects is full of beautifully-restored designer Scandinavian and American pieces.

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Junk & Disorderly

18 Kawana Street, Northcote, Auckland

You’ll find a fascinating mix of old and new in Junk & Disorderly’s large hangar-like space. There’s always something new to discover, and often there’s live music to keep you entertained.

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Brown & Co

253 Wakefield Street, Ground Floor Museum Art Hotel, Wellington

Brown & Co stocks an artfully curated mix of new and vintage artwork, taxidermy and gifts, alongside furniture from Christchurch’s Mr Mod. It’s situated in the Museum Art Hotel which is worth a look itself.

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Vintage Industries Ltd 

97 King Street, New Plymouth

Owner Steve Erikson sources vintage light fittings, furniture and more from Europe, with many pieces salvaged from ship breaking yards. He also stocks some new finds in his New Plymouth boutique/cafe space.

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Hampden Stores

1 Liverpool Street, Hampden, Otago

The perfect stop when you’re on a South Island road trip, Hampden Stores specialises in vintage tools but also stocks crockery, glassware, collectables and more.

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Annie’s Vintage and Curios

181 State Highway 1, RD 1, Warkworth

Your designer vintage home in Matakana, Annie’s stocks a mix of art work, crockery, furniture and more. Make it a weekend and stay a night in Annie’s B & B.

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Retro Addiction

849 New North Road, Mount Albert, Auckland
One of Auckland’s newer retro and vintage stores, owners Tasha Moselen and Mark Madden have created a fun space full of eclectic, well-priced finds. Make sure you head downstairs for furniture and more.

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Vintage Wonderland 

179 Ferry Road, Christchurch

Vintage Wonderland is one of Christchurch’s go-to foraging spots for its eclectic mix of retro homewares, antiques and collectables and vintage furniture. Expect antique brass hardware, 1950s kitchenware, light fittings, mirrors and more.

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Sue Todd Antiques

122 Lower Stuart Street, Dunedin‎

For antique lovers, Sue Todd’s elegant store houses a beautiful selection of Victorian glass, vintage china, antique furniture and a range of New Zealand-made linen.

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Auckland City Mission

15 Auburn Street, Grafton, Auckland

For a bargain that goes back into helping the community, have a hunt through the Auckland City Mission’s store, where you will find furniture, artworks, household goods and more. Keep an eye on their Trade Me store too.

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