Encore Designer Recycle Boutique
I am a big fan of buying second hand clothing. There are plenty of ways to do this, whether online like Trademe and Ebay, at markets and opshops or at recycle boutiques.
One of my favourite such stores is Encore Fashion Recycle on Ponsonby Road in Auckland. Unlike similar stores, it has all of its clothes sorted by size so you don’t have to shuffle through size fours and sixes to find something that fits. I always find something fabulous on their ‘under $25’ rack and the rest of their clothing is reasonably priced.
I love challenging my aesthetic by trying on all sorts of mad things I would never usually wear… and sometimes I buy them! The shoe wall is pretty impressive and, unlike many other recycle stores, all of their stock is in excellent condition.