Vintage shopping has become somewhat of a pastime amongst many of us. Those rare pieces of treasure hidden away can feel a lot like winning a golden ticket!
Selwyn has a number of cherished second-hand shops and vintage stores and it is a great opportunity to bring a preloved item back to its former glory. It is exactly why we have put together a list of some of our favourite stores here in Selwyn.
As if you needed another reason to come and visit the quaint and beautiful village of Tai Tapu?
But here it is, that undeniably attractive reason.
Loft Preloved Boutique is a must visit for those fashion conscious individuals who are hoping to strike a bargain on their treasure hunt. From high quality recycled designer clothing through to accessories, there is an added bonus to this gem, in that owner Bridget has the knowledge how to help you select the colours and styles that will flatter you. With a personal stylist background, you will leave feeling truly transformed!
93 Cossars Rd, Tai Tapu
Hours: Thursday to Saturday, 10am–3pm
We have heard on more than one occasion that this might well be one of our best thrift stores.
It has it all! From quality furniture to clothing, shoes to toys, books to homewares and merchandise, you really will find just about everything at this store.
The volunteers who run this shop have received some glowing reviews about their kindness and helpfulness. And, as a past winner of the Lincoln Envirotown Responsible Business Awards for environmentally sustainable business practices, there really is no denying that Twice As Nice will leave us feeling twice as good about where we shop.
With the profits going back into the Burnham community, why not come away with some great quality purchases, all the while knowing you’re giving back to your community?
Freyberg Road, Burnham
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 10am–5pm. 1st Sunday of every month, 1–5pm.
This shop is one for just the ladies.
Stocking 14+ size women’s clothing, both new and preloved, Kristy has made it her mission to share with Kiwi women her love of fashion and her knowledge on brands and how to best wear them.
So, if you feel as though you have difficulty finding something that flatters your shape and feels just right, then Kristy might be the helping hand you have been looking for. With a wicked sense of humour, she will have you laughing, and in the end, feeling more confident than ever in styles that you know will have you feeling great wherever you go.
839 Waterholes Road, House 6, Broadfields, Christchurch
Hours: Aims to open Thursday to Saturday, 10am–2pm.
Check online here if it is open before you come as sometimes they host a pop-up shop in other regions with all the stock.
Kristy, owner of On The Plus Side
From trinkets to an array of clothing for every size, Rolleston’s Salvation Army Store rarely sees a customer exit their doors without something to show for their visit. With plenty of everyday items in-store, it’s the perfect place to go when you are on a budget or just looking for the next bargain!
Store profits go back towards helping the community, so it really is a place where you can shop and feel good about where your money goes. Why not help yourself out with bargains, while also giving back to those who need it.
807 Jones Road, Rolleston
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9am–4pm
Carols Closet is a fantastic experience in Hororata.
Now into its sixth year, the Closet is a well-established ladies pre-loved clothing and accessories boutique. The prices are very reasonable as everything is donated by their generous friends and community. They believe in recycling in what they deem to now be a throw-away-world, and in the spirit of giving back.
All of the store’s money is donated to St. John’s Church in Hororata. The team at Carol’s Closet are all amazing volunteers who give their time freely.
If you have a few hours to spare on any of their open days they are always looking for more people to get involved in the community and it is a wonderful way to meet people.
Carol’s Closet has also won a Selwyn Communities Award which highlights just how much the community appreciates their efforts. If you would like to be involved, you can contact Carol on 021 245 6633.
Hororata Road, Hororata
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 11am–2pm
This op store often has pre-loved Darfield school uniforms in store, so if you are a parent searching for a way to not break the bank with the kids back at school, this might be the place to stop!
And what’s more is that while you’re there, have a good old hunt for some beautiful finds for yourself. From an assortment of shoes to clothing of all sizes, genders and ages, there will be something in there for everyone.
Come check it out before this secret gets let out the bag about some fantastic bargains to be found at Nearly New!
8 South Terrace, Darfield
Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 10am–5pm and Saturday, 10am–1pm
There are some fine blast from the past items to be found here at High Street Collectables. Vintage delicates and rustic garden products such as old wheels and statutes to garden seats and tables, are some of the most popular items in this unique store.
This is a store that has stock hard to find anywhere else. The owners have a passion and a genuine interest in sourcing some of the most beautiful older and classic products and they are always looking for an opportunity to give these pre-loved items a new life.
So whether you’re searching for some vintage homewares and furniture, or you’re looking to donate your own, High Street Collectables is a great choice for you to check out!
110 High Street, Leeston
Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 10am–4.30pm
High Street Collectables
Have you bagged a good bargain recently? Given new life to some designer clothing or boutique furniture? Be sure to share your great finds and tag us on social media.