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Auckland’s Unique Gems: Top Op Shops in the City 

Auckland’s Unique Gems Top Op Shops in the City

People support thrift stores, or op shops in New Zealand because they’re a great source for sustainability. And the best thing about it is that you get to breathe new life into used items for a great deal! 

Additionally, most of the time, your shopping experience not only comes with a reasonable price tag but also a dose of goodwill. 

Whether you’re a seasoned thrifter looking for your next haunt in Auckland or a complete beginner to this fascinating shopping experience, discover where the top op shops are in the city!

1. Vinnies Op Shop


Address: 8/75 Ellice Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland 0629, New Zealand

Contact details: +64 9 443 5274

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 9:30 AM to 4 PM 
  • Saturday – 10 AM to 3 PM
  • Sunday – closed

Vinnies Op Shop is very proactive in helping out those who are having a hard time accessing welfare benefits, ensuring that they have the help that they need. 

This quaint thrift store is known among locals for the variety of goods it offers, including books, clothing, furniture, accessories, and a lot more. Do note that their prices tend to be on the pricier side, but you can also expect good deals here and there. 

They have a total of eight shops in Auckland, so feel free to take a look at their website for a store near you. 

2. Red Cross Shop Karangahape Road


Address: 191 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Contact details: +64 9 377 8072

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 9 AM to 5:30 PM 
  • Saturday – 9 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sunday – 10 AM to 4 PM 

Red Cross Shop is also another enticing option for individuals who want to shop more mindfully while being ensured their money goes to a great cause. 

Their bustling store offers an exciting variety of goods including furniture, clothing, homeware, and such with a mix of both brand-new and secondhand items.

If you buy from their shop, you’re helping vulnerable local and international communities. 

Oh, and they have multiple stores across New Zealand, so feel free to go to the store of your choice. 

That said, Karangahape Road continues to be a favorite among our staff members because they always manage to find unique pieces with great prices every time they visit. 

3. SPCA Op Shop Three Kings


Address: 528/540 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland 1042, New Zealand

Contact details: +64 9 625 9791

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 5:30 PM 

Have a desire to help animals in need? We recommend checking out SPCA Op Shop, a thrift store that raises funds for animal rescue, rehabilitation, cruelty prevention, education, and more. 

With more than 80 stores all over the country, you’ll find an assortment of items including jewelry, clothing, toys, furniture, pet goods, and a lot more at their stores. 

If you don’t have time to peruse their physical store, you can also shop online through their website for a seamless shopping experience. 

4. Family Army Family Store


Address: 200 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

Contact details: +64 9 630 8561

Operating hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday to Saturday – 9 AM to 4:30 PM 
  • Tuesday – 10 AM to 4:30 PM 
  • Sunday – closed

Family Army is a world-renowned op shop that aims to help with multiple factors in society – poverty, social issues, and spirituality. 

Their thrift store has an eye-catching blue facade, so you’re guaranteed not to miss it. When you step inside their doors, you’ll be welcomed with a treasure trove of new discoveries including furniture, home decor, clothing, shoes, and more. 

Do note that they offer a mix of expensive and cheap items, so don’t be surprised if you come across a few higher-priced items. Just keep on looking and you’ll eventually find great deals – that’s for sure. 

Purchasing from their store means you’re helping them continue their mission of helping people with food and clothing, life skills training, education, and more. 

5. The Hospice Shop – New Lynn


Address: 17 Delta Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland 0600, New Zealand

Contact details: +64 9 827 1285

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 9 AM to 5 PM 

The Hospice Shop focuses on aiding people in need of palliative care, as well as providing education and assistance to their families during difficult times.

While they have multiple stores across Auckland, New Lynn is what we consider our personal favorite for its good bargains that are hard to find in other op stores. This includes vinyl records, as well as ceramics from Crow Lynn. 

Of course, they also have other items in store for you including furniture, clothing, and a lot more, all at a great price. 

6. Eastgate Christian Centre Op Shop 


Address: 9 Ben Lomond Crescent, Pakuranga Heights, Auckland 2010, New Zealand

Contact details: +64 800 677 467

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 8:30 AM to 5 PM
  • Saturday – 8 AM to 4 PM
  • Sunday – closed

Eastgate Christian Centre Op Shop is a lovely store with overwhelmingly plenty of offerings. Don’t be surprised if you go inside expecting to buy a thing or two and come out with hefty shopping bags in tow. 

Trust us – this has happened to us more times than we can count!

While they have a bunch of clothing items you can purchase, they’re more known for their home goods offerings. You can expect to see a multitude of furniture and home decor pieces that could instantly revamp your space. 

For a more convenient shopping experience, you can also take a look and purchase their catalog on their website. 

7. Mercy Hospice Shop, Mt Eden 


Address: 453 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand

Contact details: +64 9 630 7110

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 4 PM 

Mercy Hospice Shop is another op shop in Auckland that aims to help those who are experiencing serious illnesses, as well as their families. 

You can choose from their seven locations, each offering clothing, home items, books, DVDs, and a lot more great finds. One will not have a hard time finding what they want because everything’s well-displayed for everyone’s pleasurable shopping experience. 

We also want to extend our fascination over the shop staff, all of which are volunteers. To extend a helping hand to aid the cause is truly extraordinary. 

8. Dove Hospice Mega Shop 


Address: 185 Apirana Avenue, Glen Innes, Auckland 1072, New Zealand

Contact details: +64 9 578 0836

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 9 AM to 4:30 PM 

Dove Hospice Mega Shop is a popular op shop in Auckland, helping those individuals with serious illnesses. Not only will you be able to shop sustainably, but you’re also assured that your money will go to a great cause. 

They have multiple locations all over the city, all of which offer an assortment of exciting goods. This includes books, utensils, CDs, toys, and a lot more. 

There are times when they offer 50% off on all goods, so be on the lookout for those! 

For additional convenience to your shopping experience, you also have the choice to shop from their website. 

9. Pop Up Op Shop MCBC


Address: 9 Lambie Drive, Papatoetoe, Auckland 2104, New Zealand

Contact details: +64 9 278 8998

Operating hours:

  • Monday – closed
  • Tuesday to Saturday – 10 AM to 4 PM 
  • Sunday – closed

Pop Up Op Shop stands out in the local op store scene because of its charming store with a luxurious and stylish ambiance. It feels like a breath of fresh air from the usual op store, akin to the atmosphere of shops offering brand-new pieces. 

If you look at the price tag of the items, you’ll be surprised by their accessible prices. 

Their goal is to help consumers have more access to a sustainable lifestyle by providing them with high-quality goods and unique pieces.