Most of the items in my wardrobe are actually secondhand. I don’t like paying full price on items because I know I can possibly get it cheaper. This is why I love secondhand shopping. Opshopping/Thrifting is something I’ve done for years but since last year, I really got into other ways to buy secondhand. I thought I’d share all the ways I find nice second hand items and my tips and tricks.
Winter Opshop Haul
I know I’ve done a few opshop hauls recently but that’s where I mostly shopped the past few months. Today’s post is mainly winter items I picked up from Savemart, my current favourite opshop. I absolutely love this haul and it’s probably one of my favourites.
Hamilton Opshop Haul
So I’ve done blog posts about my quick day trip to Hamilton and where we went for brunch. Today I’m sharing the stuff I found at the two opshops in Hamilton.
I haven’t posted an opshop/thrift haul in a long time so I thought I’d finally share with you what I got from my local Hospice last time I went. I didn’t get too much stuff but I still found some good things both in the actual opshop and in the Hospice warehouse section.
I got a mixture of brands this time too from Dotti, Lululemon and Kathmandu.
If you want to see my full haul, continue below.
Collective Thrift Haul
One weekend, my sister and I really wanted to go out of the house but since we were over going to the mall, we checked out Savemart instead as we haven’t been there in a long time.
We didn’t get a lot of things from Savemart but I got lucky finding the Kenzo Paris dress above. I also got a few things from Recycle Boutique and an op shop close to my house.
See below for everything I’ve thrifted lately.
Thrift Haul: Recycle Boutique
Following up from my Thrifting/Opshopping Tips post is another haul. I think this is my favourite thrift haul from Recycle Boutique so far because the dress above is absolutely beautiful and I can’t believe I found it.
I got a few other things that I also love so if you want to see more, please check it out below. The other dress I got has also been a favourite and I’ve worn it a few times already.
Thrifting/Op shopping Tips
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure
I have been asked multiple times on my “secret” to op shopping. For those that don’t know, thrifting or op shopping is when you go shopping at thrift stores, second-hand shops or charity shops. It has also been popularised by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with their song Thrift Shop. If you haven’t heard of that song, you may have been living under a rock.
So basically, you are looking at pre-loved/second hand items that have mostly been donated by others. I am a serial op shopper. I am obsessed with it (as you can tell from my thrift hauls) and I love the thrill of finding a great pieces for bargain prices.
If you want to know my thrifting/op shopping tips, click below.
Opshop Haul: Hospice
This is my third opshop haul on the blog and it definitely won’t be the last! I LOVE opshopping so much. It makes me happy when I find great pieces are bargain prices.
This is from my last opshopping trip and I visited my favourite Hospice North Shore shop.
See below for details.
Opshop Haul: SaveMart
My previous opshop haul was from Recycle Boutique. This time around, I checked out my nearest SaveMart in hope of getting some good stuff.
SaveMart can be a hit and miss. It is a huge opshop and the amount of stuff inside can be overwhelming. I could easily spend more than 2 hours in there if I go through every single rack but it will also give someone a headache.
For this opshopping trip, I didn’t have anything in mind and I managed to get a few things. I was even lucky enough to find a Forever New dress!
See below for further details.
Opshop haul: Recycle Boutique
I absolutely love opshopping. I have found so many treasures in the opshops and clothes from brands that aren’t easily available in New Zealand.
I don’t have much free time to go opshopping nowadays but I like to check Recycle Boutique in the city after work. Recycle Boutique is not the cheapest opshop out there but they have really good brands.
I’ve picked up these two in the past month.