Second hand and antique shops

We have heaps of fabulous vintage stores in the Timaru District, still full of great finds and bargains to be had.  From antique stores to charity shops and everything in between.

Whether you're hunting for mid-century furniture, rare Crown Lynn pieces to add to your collection, or you just want to furnish your space in a sustainable way - we've got you covered.  In fact the whole of South Canterbury is a second hand shoppers dream destination.

Some of our favourite Timaru City shops:

Opulence on Stafford St are known for their gorgeous antique estate jewellery.  O'Loughlins Antiques and Collectables have been trading for over 50 years, here you'll find beautiful antique furniture, art and ceramics.  Stafford Collectables has a great range of antique items to more recent retro pieces.  The Crows Nest is part of the Council Resource Recovery Centre, people bring in items they are happy to donate, which are then sold at bargain prices.

The South Canterbury Hospice operates two really good stores, one on Orbell Street and the other on Church Street.  Top quality second hand finds and for a great cause too.

If it's designer clothing you're after head to Royal Arcade and check out Second Impressions.

We're barely scratching the surface for what's in Timaru City, we also have book and music stores, and charity op shops galore.

Temuka is a destination for vintage lovers:

At last count there are 5 stores selling vintage goods. Rooms full of furniture and vintage treasures. Elegantly Waisted is a destination for lovers of beautiful clothes, handbags, shoes and vintage clothing.  Then stroll the main street, you won't walk far between stores.


If vintage clothing is your thing, check out Rosie's Recycled Clothing, and Tievoli Trading is great for home decor.

Get treasure hunting!

So now that we have your interest, you can plan your antique and second hand shopping trip over at An initiative started by our friend Kirsten Wilson, a passionate sustainable shopper and treasure hunter.

She's on a mission to create a resource for fellow treasure hunters, and help support the people that curate these wonderful places that give us so much fun!  Head to the Treasure Hunting website now and plot your course.  Happy hunting.