Where to discover high quality designer clothing without the top shelf price tag

In the heart of Newmarket’s shopping precinct lives a retail experience like no other. Inside, you can stumble upon quality designer wear, both current and collectable from much loved brands and hunt out quality vintage finds.

But the best part? Such clothing won’t cost you the earth.

Does this sound like your idea of mecca? It should – and there’s a reason why Recycle Boutique has moved to a new, larger store at 35 Teed St.

A far cry from the traditional ‘op shop’ experience, walking into Recycle Boutique is akin to stepping inside your favourite boutique store, the shelves are lined with only the best quality accessories, while ‘on trend’ (and in season) clothing hangs delicately on the racks.

Forget fast fashion, what Recycle Boutique promises is a better alternative to unethical shopping, an eco-friendly means of discovering pre-loved clothing.

At its core, Recycle Boutique is a consignment based fashion company, that made its mark in the fashion world by assisting people to buy and sell high quality second-hand designer clothing.

Sellers can bring their designer gear to Recycle Boutique, simply set up an account, and stay informed of their items’ progress as they fly off the racks. Every item must follow specific guidelines around quality, condition, upcoming season and current fashion trends. So, you can rest assured that every piece you pick up has been carefully curated through a process that ensures you only receive the best quality vintage and designer finds.

Every item sold offers a 50% return excluding GST of the sold price. Yes! If you’re feeling charitable, you can opt for every unsold item to be donated to charities like Dress for Success, Women’s Refuge and The City Mission. Recycle Boutique up the feel-good factor by running shoe drives and blanket runs to families in need during the cooler months. Keep up the good work, team!

The new, larger format Newmarket store, designed and built by Gus Dobson at ‘made by’ signals an exciting time for the business, says Operations Manager Mark Cowie.

“We help make quality designer clothing accessible and offer an affordable, sustainable way to stay on trend,” says Cowie. “This approach is growing in success, supporting our move to a larger Newmarket store.

The newly minted Newmarket store brings the national total of Recycle Boutiques to eight – Auckland City, Newmarket, Takapuna, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Hamilton.

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