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Have you ever felt the thrill of finding a vintage clothing gem, at the fraction of its original price? It’s a feeling that seasoned op-shoppers know very well – and with a curious mind, a keen eye, and a little bit of luck, you too can score the perfect pre-loved piece to add to your wardrobe. 

From clothing to accessories, second-hand homewares to furnishings, embark on a treasure hunt and see what one-of-a-kind items you’ll discover. Whether you’re an op-shop newbie, or ‘thrifty’ is your middle name, here’s some of Manawatū’s top spots where you can score a bargain, support local communities, and do your bit for the environment.


Drawing customers from all over, this store is a fashionistas haven! With a focus on sustainable fashion, this store sets out to make you feel fabulous by helping you find your ideal pieces from their extensive array of ladies clothing. Follow their Facebook for outfit inspiration and the latest fashion finds in store, or pop in on one of the days their in store stylist is on hand to get some help finding that next ‘fit for your big event.

Quality pre-loved clothing, shoes, handbags and jewelry, Turnaround is run by a passionate team who make your instore shopping a full, fabulous experience.

Address: Manchester Square, Feilding


One of the newer opshops to join the region, this is a treasure trove of bargains. From homeware and plants, to clothing and toys you’ll find many a treasure here in the well laid out, vibrant store. At the back of the store is a vintage lovers dream with vintage clothing, homeware and more constantly coming through, and their Facebook page gives you weekly teasers of bargains to be had, from retro wool sweaters, designer threads and more.

Their window display is a must-see, with a new colour theme gracing their shop front each week.

Address: 94 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North



Run by women, supporting women – Re:Store is full of unique gems to brighten up every wahine’s wardrobe. Founded by two walking buddies dreaming of a safe place for first-time mums, Re:Store has become an integral part of the Palmy community, with their Pregnancy Choice charity providing assistance and kindness towards mums-to-be along their journey.  

Top up your tot’s closet with a great range of baby clothes, grab a fresh new accessory to brighten up your whare, or pick up a thrilling read with their selection of books. Their regular $1 sales allow you to snap up a crazy-good bargain – stay tuned to their social channels to see what’s coming up. If you have the time, pop in to the koha coffee lounge and enjoy a hot drink and cookie to support the cause.  

Address: 36 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North


A steward of compassion and community spirit, Salvation Army’s Family Store is a rewarding way to shop, whilst making a positive impact on those in need. Spend some time browsing the store for a great range of pre-loved clothing, furniture, household goods, toys, books and more – it’s all on offer at fab prices.  

Address: 278 Church Street, Palmerston North


This Feilding store is constantly humming with savvy local op-shoppers looking to top up their wardrobes with high-quality, well-priced clothing. Don’t leave without checking out their vintage room, full of stunning retro pieces. Find something for yourself or to treat someone special in your life, knowing that your purchases are going towards the Manchester House’s vital social services in the community. Pop a loyalty card in your purse if you’re a regular visitor!  

Address: 96 Fergusson Street, Feilding


Smart Exchange have deservedly earned the title as a “goldmine of pre-loved designer clothing, shoes and accessories”. Browse the colourful shelves and racks to find plenty of vintage and contemporary items – where you’ll be inspired to make second-hand shopping your first choice. Drop in to see the friendly team and walk out with some great buys that suit your style, at an awesome price.  

Address: 348 Albert Street, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North


No, you’re not dreaming, that is a designer brand you’ve just picked up, and yes, that is the price tag! At Recycle Boutique, you’ll find premium labels at fantastic prices, and the regularly-updated shelves mean there’s always something fresh to browse. It’s a go-to destination for streetwear, sportswear and denim, including plenty of retro styles.   

American vintage clothing is their specialty – from the unique to the nostalgic and everything in between. With a mission to reduce textile waste and make the fashion industry more sustainable, Recycle Boutique is a win for your wardrobe and the planet. Check them out on Facebook and Instagram to discover their latest drops!   

Address: 229 Cuba Street, Palmerston North

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