Pack up the kids and embark on a vintage treasure hunt. Fill the boot with retro finds from these secondhand homeware shops in summer hotspots
You’ll find industrial, antique and designer finds from France in this Hastings shop (above), owned by French-Kiwi couple Korreen and Mehdi Sanssar.
339 Clifton Road,
027 956 9415
Husband-and-wife team Pax Lawton and Nichola Elmes started their vintage collection while living in the US. They brought a large shipment of stock home and opened their cool industrial-styled shop. The popular pop-up shop has just moved to its second location, where it will be until at least the end of February.
325 Maunganui Road,
022 454 4074
This cosy spot in Oneroa village is packed with antiques from the 19th and 20th centuries. While owner Gill Ward’s focus is clothing and jewellery, there are also collectables, textiles, silver, china, furniture and more. Victorian Gilt is closing at the end of February so it’s your last summer to shop up a storm.
108 Ocean View Road,
09 372 7253
Raglan Vintage & Retro
It’s worth a visit to Raglan Wharf for delish fish and chips and great shopping. Raglan Vintage & Retro specialises in items from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, and stocks an excellent selection of refurbished furniture, ceramics, artwork, glassware and more.
Raglan Vintage & Retro
Unit 4/92 Wallis Street,
Raglan Wharf, Raglan.
07 825 7300
Owner Steve Erickson 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 and cafe.
97 King Street,
06 758 9011
Stock up on books and board games for the bach at this cute secondhand shop housed in owner Sue Blinkco’s house. Sue also sells ceramics, furniture, picnicware and more.
1267 Kaiwaka-Mangawhai Road,
09 431 4553
Motueka Recycle Depot
Stop in at this jam-packed reuse shop on your way to Motueka. It’s full of bargain ceramics, furniture, artwork and more – you just have to be prepared to sort through the clutter.
97 Robinson Road, Mariri,
03 526 7000
This retro haven is housed in a former twine mill, alongside a cafe and artist studios. A great place to find pottery, kitchenalia, blankets, toys, dinner sets and more.
The Mill, 1473 Main North Road,
03 312 2152
Fondue set for your lounge? Mint condition Poole tea set in yellow? Retro is the spot to find stylish collectables in Gisborne. The charming store is run from owner Ro Darrall’s villa.
8 Ballance Street,
021 844 480
Found in France
While not a store as such, Jennifer and Geoff Maxwell welcome visitors to their home in Akaroa to peruse their selection of French brocante. The couple had a shop for years, before selling up to focus on vintage shopping tours of France. They sell a small collection of antique kitchenware, linen and tableware online and from a small store room at home. Phone ahead or knock if you’re in the area.
15 Walnut Place,
03 304 8760