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Winter Thrift Haul

Last month, I posted the top places where I go thrifting/opshopping. Today I have a huge thrift haul from a few weeks back when I realised I needed more winter pieces. These are more basic staple clothing items but I still wanted to share them because of how inexpensive I got them.

I ended up with two plastic bags full of clothing from the Hospice North Shore Warehouse shop. I went through the dump bins of clothing and found some pretty good winter clothing. One bag is $3 so I basically got a bunch of clothes for $6!

karen millen knitwear

One of my favourites is this Karen Millen knit top.

karen millen knitwear thrift haul

It has gold zips on the side and the knit is quite thick and sturdy. It feels good quality and I’m really glad I found this.

I was also lucky to find the three knitwear pieces below.

thrift haul knit top

 I love this bright blue knit top with some black edge detailing. The knit fabric on this one is so soft and it feels comfortable. This would look pretty paired with a skirt.

thrift haul knitwear

This one is a longer knit top with a boat neckline. I liked this because I can wear it with leggings.

thrift haul wool knitwear

This one is a merino wool sweater. It is stretched so the middle stitching/detail is actually crooked but I wanted it for the merino fabric because it will still keep me warm and it’s something I can still wear at home.

thrift haul merino knitwear

Speaking of merino wool, I also got the two merino tops above (middle and right). These would be great to wear at home or as under shirts. The orangey-red top on the left is another long-sleeved top but it has a fleece material inside. I won’t wear these tops out but they’re winter staples.

thrift haul jigsaw cardigan.jpg

Next up is this Jigsaw knitted cardigan. You can never have too many cardigans and this one felt nice.

thrift haul shorts

I also chucked in these two pairs of shorts in my plastic bags although they’re not for winter. The black pair is Glassons with an elasticated waistband. I really like it and it would be great for summer. The white pair doesn’t fit me but it’s okay as I will donate it back.

thrift haul opshopping

These last two are also basic. The pink top on the left is a long-sleeved Cotton On top and on the right is a striped rib singlet dress. I didn’t really give these ones much thought but I still had room in my bags so I shoved them in.

What I forgot to add were two scarves, one blue turtleneck top and a black t-shirt that I also got from the dump bins and included in my 2 bags. From memory, I got 16 items for $6 so this haul is a great thrifting bargain for me.


These next items were from the main North Shore Hospice shop which had individual prices as they’re newer stock.

thrift haul blazer jacket

I don’t exactly know what to call this kind of jacket/cardigan but I don’t have anything like it in my closet. This was $12 and the brand is Little One. I was drawn to it because of the different fabrics/textures.

thrift haul blazer jacket cardigan

The sides of this jacket/cardigan thing is a more shiny but soft material, the sleeves are knitted but the collar but is this fleecy/fuzzy fabric that is so warm and comfy to wear.

thrift haul knitwear cape

The next one is this roll-neck cape top. This winter, I’ve been quite obsessed with capes and I couldn’t pass this one up. I love the colour and it’s just so comfy and easy to wear. I’ve been wearing this with jeans and boots for a casual yet warm winter outfit. I love it. I think this was $6 which was a steal.

thrifting opshopping books

I also checked out the books section and I picked out these two books that were $2 each. I really like the Graham Norton show and his book sounds interesting. As for the Quake Cats book, I’m so glad I found it in the opshop and if I knew about this book way before, I would buy this full price too because it goes to a good cause. The book is full of heart-warming stories of cats during and after the Christchurch earthquake. There are so many cute photos and I love browsing this.

thrift haul stones.jpg

My most random thrift purchase was this stone placemat. This was $2 and I got it for blog/flatlay photos. I love finding blog backgrounds at thrift stores so this was a great yet unexpected find.

I got all of the items above in one day. I did shop a storm but I didn’t spend a lot of money.


Before I end this post, I thought I’d add these two pieces I got last weekend.

thrifting opshopping haul.jpg

I got these from Hospice North Shore in Takapuna. The Adidas workout pants are barely used and for $4, I couldn’t resist! It feels amazing on and I love the colour and print. The one on the right is a white midi skirt that I got for $6. I’ve been on the hunt for a long white skirt and I finally found one that I like on me.


That’s all I have for today. If you want to know where I usually go thrifting/opshopping in Auckland, click this post. All the items I’ve shared here are from the stores I’ve mentioned in there.

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3 thoughts on “Winter Thrift Haul

  1. Kate says:

    You got some awesome bargains here gal! I love all your merino pieces, they’ll be so lovely and warm! I love the colour of the bright blue knit top as well! Such a great post 🙂 xx

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