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
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.
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.
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.
240 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland
Cluttered in the best way possible, this Auckland antique store stocks silverware, crockery, artwork, furniture, jewellery and collectables.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
181 State Highway 1, RD 1, Warkworth
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.
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.
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.