was lucky enough to experience a little bit of new zealand recently. first stop was windy wellington and although the city was not as aesthetically pleasing as queenstown, have to say the eclectic shops and feel of cuba street in general made up for it's lack of beauty. three days of wandering the abundance of boutiques and vintage shops, a few beautiful finds (rose teacup and saucer, and fab vintage belt!) and some photos of shop fronts later, wellington has been scored a must see for avid second hand shoppers.
world and kilt. more high end. very cool.
swonderful. as you can see from the windows, it is si divin. cute name, cute shop, cute clothes. again, pricier but worth it, even just to say you got it from 'swonderful'!
hunters and collectors. very, very funky and extensive vintage shop. the most amazing accessories and props. i'm not going to even start on the clothes because you can imagine.
ziggurat. definitely a favourite. two bursting rooms of, not too badly priced, amazing vintage finds. spent ages here. almost bought very, very high-waisted american jeans. had, by this point, exhausted funds. quelle honte.
madame fancy pants. la plus adorable gift shop ever. definitely go online for presents if you can't, for some unthinkable reason, make it to wellington to see the shop in person. is founded and run by the loveliest woman who pointed out an amazing high tea boutique up the street.