The Top 13 Best Op Shops in Dunedin

Who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt through the op shops in Dunedin? They’re like hidden chests full of surprises, just waiting to be explored. In this awesome Kiwi city, there’s a whole world of second-hand stores, each with its vibe and stuff to uncover.

Whether you’re after some killer vintage threads, quirky decorations, or just something totally unique, Dunedin’s op shops are where it’s at.

Join me as we dive into 13 thrift stores around town, discovering why these places are a local favourite and why they’re a must-visit for anyone looking for quality second-hand goods.

Dunedin’s Top 13 Op Shops

Here are the thirteen op shops we’ve determined to be the best ones for quality second-hand items in Dunedin:

  1. Support Opportunity Shop – rated 4.4 out of 5
  2. Red Cross Shop Dunedin – rated 4.5 out of 5
  3. Orphans Aid Opshop North Dunedin – rated 4.1 out of 5
  4. Salvation Army Family Store – rated 4.2 out of 5
  5. Cat Rescue Dunedin Charity Shop – rated 3.9 out of 5
  6. Paper Bag Princess – rated 4.7 out of 5
  7. Te Oraka Secondhand Shop – rated 3.8 out of 5
  8. Restore – rated 4.3 out of 5
  9. SaveMart – rated 4.1 out of 5
  10. Collectibles Revamped – rated 4.4 out of 5
  11. Hato Hone St John Retail Store – rated 4.6 out of 5
  12. Vogel St Hospice Shop – rated 4.2 out of 5
  13. Inspire Upcycling – rated 4.0 out of 5

1. Support Opportunity Shop

Support Opportunity Shop in Dunedin
Photo by Mathew Denys / Support Opportunity Shop
Best Known ForRetro and Vintage Clothing, Antiques, Pottery and Accessories
Websitehttps://psotago.org.nz/services/shop-on-op-shops/
Telephone+6434775019
Email[email protected]
[email protected]
Address169 Princes Street, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Hours

Monday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Reviews

“If you enjoy shopping at thrift stores like I do, this is a must-see. It’s a small shop, but if you’re patient enough to browse their display, you can find some decent goods. Great knowledge and personnel. You can already have useful items for $6 or $3. Take a look at their store…”

“This Dunedin op shop has a lot of wonderful merchandise at reasonable rates. Unlike several op shops around town that forget their target market and overcharge for stuff, this place features quality items at affordable prices and friendly staff.”

2. Red Cross Shop Dunedin

Red Cross Second Hand Shop Dunedin
Red Cross Secondhand Shop in Dunedin
Best Known ForClothing, Shoes, Handbags, Homewares, Small Electrical Items, Books, DVDs, Furniture
Websitehttps://www.redcross.org.nz/about-us/contact-us/map-of-new-zealand-red-cross-locations/
Telephone+64272456707
Email[email protected]
Address53 Bond Street, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Hours

Monday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Reviews

“This store is fantastic! It’s divided into two sections, one for books, music, and so forth, and the other for general op shop items. I adore the book level; it’s practically a high-quality used bookstore with op shop rates. If you find yourself in one of these areas, ask for directions to the other because it is not evident. I don’t live in Tepoti, but I go there on a semi-regular basis. I drove by the bottom level several times before making the decision to enter. I’d been in a few times before a staff member inquired about the upper floor.”

“Friendly people and a neat, clean shop. We are very happy with the outdoor furniture we ordered. I’ll be back shortly.”


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3. Orphans Aid Opshop North Dunedin

Best Known ForSports Gear, Scarves, Fair Trade Items, Fishing Rods, Household Goods, Hair Accessories, Books, Baskets, Furniture and Furnishings, Clothing, Curtains
Websitehttps://www.orphansaidinternational.org/locations
Telephone+6434730908
Email[email protected]
Address21 North Road, North East Valley, Dunedin 9010, New Zealand

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Hours

Monday
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Reviews

“We love this op shop. There’s always something good, they don’t over-price things (some op-shops do these days), and it’s not the same stuff every time we visit.”

“My go-to secondhand shop and the best I’ve found thus far. I’ve found so many unique products at inexpensive prices. I cannot praise the staff highly enough.”

4. Salvation Army Family Store

The Salvation Army Dunedin Op Shops
The Salvation Army Dunedin Family Stores
Best Known ForUsed Furniture, Household Living, Clothing, Books
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/Thesalvationarmydunedinfamilystores/
Telephone1. +6434741515
2. +6434736392
Email[email protected]
Address1. 557 Princes Street, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
2. 43 North Road, North East Valley, Dunedin 9010, New Zealand

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Hours

Monday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Reviews

“If the clothing were half the price, they would sell faster. The staff was quite helpful indeed.”

“Prices are a little high for a second hand but still love Op Shopping for bargains there.”

5. Cat Rescue Dunedin Charity Shop

Cat Rescue Charity Store
Cat Rescue Charity Shop
Best Known ForClothing and Accessories, Gifts, Household Items, Furniture, Books
Websitehttps://www.catrescuedunedin.org.nz/
Telephone034876789
Email[email protected]
Address33 North Road, North East Valley, Dunedin 9010, New Zealand

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Hours

Monday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Reviews

“Small and very crowded… but the ladies running the store were very sweet and kind.”

“Excellent Service by this great little charity store. I shop there regularly.”

6. Paper Bag Princess

Best Known ForSecondhand Womenswear, Menswear, Vintage, Designer, Accessories, Shoes
Websitehttps://www.paperbagprincess.co.nz/
Telephone+6434718569
Email[email protected]
Address26 Hanover Street, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hours

Monday
10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Reviews

“My favourite op shop in Dunedin. There are some wonderful finds at low prices, and the staff is polite and efficient. I highly suggest it!”

“This store is amazing. It’s a peculiar shop with an interesting, eclectic collection of secondhand clothes, shoes, and jewellery. There is a beautiful men’s section downstairs. And the pricing is fairly affordable considering the quality of the clothing. If you like fashion, this is a must-have.”

7. Te Oraka Secondhand Shop

Best Known ForClothing, Home Decor, Appliances, Shoes
Websitehttps://sustainabilityatotago.org/teoraka
Telephone+6432440507
Email[email protected]
Address96 Anzac Avenue, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Reviews

“Te Oraka is a beautiful location and a great choice for anyone wishing to purchase ethically and contribute to the promotion of a circular economy in Dunedin.”

“I love this place- the bike grabs are particularly cool.”

8. Restore

Best Known ForUsed Furniture, Household Appliances, Clothing, Books, Building Supplies
Websitehttps://habitat.org.nz/restore/dunedin/
Telephone+6434773500
Address7 Gordon Street, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Hours

Monday
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday
10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Reviews

“I spent an hour in here today, which was simple. The people working here are well-organized and polite, and they are eager to assist and speak. It was warm and inviting, full of colour, and smelled wonderful…not all op shops do. I strongly advise you to take a look around at some point. Parking on the street is available… better in the morning.”

“These guys do a great job, sorting and selling second-hand goods to the community. Some good bargains for those in need. Great range of donated goods and good quality.”

9. SaveMart

SaveMart Thrift Shop near me
Photo by Jonathan Geva / SaveMart Thrift Shop
Best Known ForSmart and Casual Clothing, Designer Fashion, Street Fashion, Top Quality Shoes, Accessories, Books and Bric-a-brac, Kids Toys
Websitehttps://www.savemart.co.nz/
Telephone+6434772649
Email[email protected]
Address34/36 Stafford Street, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Reviews

“Excellent choice. There are a lot of little sizes and onesies. Colour-coded and neat.”

“A good site to get low-cost, high-quality used apparel. There are a lot of high-end names and sportswear. There is adequate access but not a lot of parking. To be fair, it is a popular destination. Clean and neat. Well thought out. All clothing are steamed before being hung on racks.”

10. Collectibles Revamped

Best Known ForClothing, Shoes, Handbag, Accessories
Websitehttps://www.revampedresale.co.nz/
Telephone+6434776259
Email[email protected]
Address31 Moray Place, Central City, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Hours

Monday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Reviews

“The store is clean, bright, and well-organized, yet the things are pricey, and I spotted several knit sweaters with holes/pulls. Having said that, I found a wonderfully lovely top that I loved but paid $70 for it. It’s worth a look because there’s a great assortment and some pretty good shoes.”

Collectibles is an amazing shop, and Jo, the owner, and her staff are highly attentive and interested in every customer that walks in, and the clothes are also bought and sold with their market people in mind. If you’re looking for some secondhand outfits in Dunedin, I highly recommend this thrift store.

11. Hato Hone St John Retail Store

Hato Hone St John Thrift Store
Hato Hone St John Retail Store
Best Known ForSecondhand Clothes, Furniture, Toys, Books
Websitehttps://www.stjohn.org.nz/shop/retail-stores/dunedin/
Telephone+64278013075
Email[email protected]
Address86 Macandrew Road, South Dunedin, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hours

Monday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Reviews

“Wonderful crew that always greets you with a smile! I was able to get a lot of wool for a low price, and the needles were only $1. I enjoy going here since the prices are low for an op shop and you know your money is going to something worthwhile. Moreover, items in the store cycle quickly, so if you see something you want, get it soon because it may not be available the next time you come in.”

“A great spot to shop for almost anything. My favourite butter knife’s handle snapped. So, I went in and they had one on the shelf for a couple of dollars.”

12. Vogel St Hospice Shop

Vogel St Hospice Op Shop in Dunedin City
Best Known ForFurniture, Clothing, Footwear, Accessories, Curtains, Books, Toys, Kitchenware
Websitehttps://otagohospice.co.nz/
Telephone+6434719342
Email[email protected]
Address127 Vogel Street, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Hours

Monday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Reviews

“There are a lot of great offers. I got a bunch of wonderful clothes from the downstairs section, enough to fill a bag for cheap. It’s been perfect for upcycling sewing for my daughter.”

“This is one of Dunedin’s best second-hand shops. Always clean, roomy, and well-organized, with courteous staff.”

13. Inspire Upcycling

Best Known ForPregnancy Choice, Koha Shop, Clothing, Homeware, Books, Toys, Bric-a-brac
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/GracedOppShop
Telephone+64274677474
Email[email protected]
Address449 Princes Street, Central Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Hours

Monday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Sunday
Closed

Reviews

“Inspire is nice. They sell great second-hand clothes and the fact they’re willing to help pregnant women in whatever choices they make for themselves is amazing. All the support you could want and it’s tucked away in a little op-shop, it’s great.”

“Wonderful Opportunity Shop with stunning window displays that sell high-quality secondhand products and garments given by community members. New stock arrives on frequently. Staffed by loving volunteers who are eager not only to assist pregnant women with their options but also to provide a programme to support women dealing with post-abortion grief.”

Tips for Sustainable Op Shopping in Dunedin

The growing interest in sustainable fashion in Dunedin reflects a global shift towards more conscious consumerism. Op shopping has become not just a trend but a lifestyle choice, promoting environmental awareness and responsible shopping habits.

  • Explore various op shops – Dunedin boasts a variety of thrift stores, each with its unique offerings.
  • Embrace creativity – Mix and match items to create personalized, sustainable fashion statements.
  • Regular visits – New items arrive frequently, so frequent visits increase the chances of finding some unexpected goods.
  • Support local initiatives – Some Dunedin op shops collaborate with local artists or host events, contributing further to the community.

FAQ on Dunedin Thrift Stores

What are the best second-hand shops in Dunedin near me?

Support Opportunity Shop, Red Cross Shop, Orphans Aid Opshop, Salvation Army Family Store, Cat Rescue Charity Shop, Paper Bag Princess, Te Oraka, Restore, SaveMart, Collectibles Revamped, Hato Hone St John Retail Store, and Vogel St Hospice Shop are some of the best second-hand shops in Dunedin near you.

Are there any peak times to shop at Dunedin Op Shops for the best selection?

Certain times, like the beginning or end of seasons, might offer a broader selection as people clean out their closets. However, visiting Op Shops in Dunedin regularly can often yield great finds regardless of specific peak times, as donations come in continuously throughout the year.

Can I find items for specific hobbies or crafts at local thrift Stores?

Absolutely! Knitting needles, sewing supplies, art materials, and DIY project materials are some of the products commonly found in widely known thrift stores.

Do Op Shops in Dunedin have fitting rooms for trying on clothes?

Many Op Shops do have fitting rooms available for customers to try on clothes, but it ultimately varies by store. For information about fitting rooms or any specific services provided by Op Shops in Dunedin, we recommend reaching out directly to the shops you’re interested in visiting. Even more, store websites, phone calls, or checking their social media pages can often provide details about the facilities they offer.

Are there any age restrictions for volunteering at an Op Shop?

Most Op Shops welcome volunteers of all ages, while particular duties may have age restrictions for safety or legal reasons. So, it is best to confirm with the particular shop.

Conclusion

Finally, Dunedin’s op shops provide an untapped mine of rare and reasonably priced second-hand things that cater to a wide range of tastes and preferences. The city has fostered a thriving community that champions second-hand shopping and supports the ethos of sustainability.

That being said, exploring these 13 op shops not only allows you to discover hidden treasures but also helps sustainable shopping practices by giving pre-loved things a second chance.

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