New Zealand has more than its fair share of amazing landscapes to offer. It’s home to the best vintage shops in the world, too. So, if you ever find yourself in New Zealand one day and want to hunt for vintage and antique wonders, here are some of the best shops for to peruse.
Tango sells high-end, designer vintage items that are mainly sourced from Europe. All of its stocks are carefully curated, showcasing only the finest clothes, hats, and accessories. Sometimes, shoppers here find something really rare like an authentic vintage Louis Vuitton scarf or Chanel purse. The owner is really passionate about vintage chic and if you ever catch him, he’ll walk you through the different items on the shelves one by one.
Tango is located at 55-57 High Street, Auckland.
Check out some of their items below.
Image credit: Tango’s Facebook page
If you’re more interested in furniture, kitchen bits, and clothes, Rummage is a fun store to explore! They have an amazing collection of English and Italian pottery, which are perfect for any modern kitchen. There’s pretty much something for everyone in this big, rustic countryside barn. Rummage’s stocks are always getting updated so there’s something new to look forward throughout the year.
Rummage is located at 1 Anderson Rd Matakana RD5, Warkworth 0985 Auckland, New Zealand.
Below are some of the things you can expect in their store.
Image credit: Rummage’s online site
Vixen is a good place to look for tees and sequined jackets that came from the 80s era of the U.S. It has an impressive collection of Lee and Wrangler jeans, as well as boots that were designed after the Texas’ cowboys of the celebrated Western era. If you like America’s vintage fashion, you will definitely find something for yourself here for you to take home.
Vixen is located at 191-193 Karangahape Road Auckland Newton.
Below are some of the items that they are selling.
Image credit: Vixen’s Facebook page
The appeal of vintage clothing, furniture and accessories is timeless. Perhaps it’s because the idea of acquiring something from the past makes us remember the good things that we had as teenagers or kids, or a fond memory that we closely associate to a classical item or relative.
Apart from clothes, hats, and bags, the charm of vintage extends far from the apparel we see in stores. Have you ever heard of the “That 70’s show?” The hit American TV sitcom brought to the fore the 70s era with great success. Online, some games are brandishing a vintage theme, too, despite the numerous modern titles available today. Online gaming site Pocket Fruity, for one, serves retro titles that pay homage to the vintage era. The game “Silent Movie” is just one of the many titles curated by the gaming site that has had significant success across a multitude of verticals and demographics. No matter what period, adults seem to always find comfort in vintage because it reminds them of times passed.
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