Uncover vintage treasures across the Hutt Valley

A person walking through the large array of vintage and second hand clothes at Helter Skelter.

Take Me Back

117 Main Street, Upper Hutt

Step back in time as you walk through the doors of Take Me Back. A jumble of colour, nostalgia, and kitsch, the store is full to the brim with vintage and retro collectables.

Alongside furniture, there’s clothing, décor and knick-knacks from the 1950s and beyond. Art deco dresses sit alongside beach umbrellas, bright ceramics and old tools.

Take Me Back is a regular stop for set designers, prop buyers, and interior decorators. Here you’ll find everything you need to make your space pop.

The owners have a deep knowledge of vintage and retro and are skilled at sourcing any object.

Take Me Back

Shipwreck Trading

Seaview Marine Centre Unit, 10/100 Port Road, Lower Hutt

Shipwreck Trading is a treasure chest of marine salvage and collectables. You’ll find everything from furniture to brass fixtures and fittings, along with obscure seafarer’s uniforms. There’s old, new and everything in between. You could spend hours rifling through all the oddities. Regardless of your budget, you’ll find something to take home. The best sellers here are the copper and brass light fittings. Small trinkets and ship models provide the perfect gifts.

Upstairs, there’s a gallery featuring local exhibitions. You can also experience a virtual reality submarine simulation in-store.

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Petone Treasures

186 Jackson Street, Petone

Petone Treasures is home to a considered collection of mid-century furniture and secondhand collectibles. You’ll find neatly polished pre-loved furniture alongside kitschy ceramics and poster art. Lovers of nostalgia will find lots of interesting ornaments, trinkets, and silverware. Regularly refreshed stock means there’s always a new treasure to be found.

This iconic store has been operating on Jackson Street since 2011. It’s known for its fair prices and high-quality pieces. People travel from across Wellington just to shop here.

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The Merry Go Round

434 Cuba Street, Alicetown

The Merry Go Round specialises in industrial furniture and light fixtures, collectables and vintage workwear. It’s an eclectic store and a great place to fossick for vintage and secondhand treasures.

Film industry prop buyers and interior designers are among the store’s loyal clientele. The owner has a keen eye for quirky objects and can source even the most elusive item.

Open Saturdays only so be sure to plan ahead.

The Merry Go Round
A person walking through the large array of vintage and second hand clothes at Helter Skelter.

Helter Skelter Vintage

Unit 1/113 Gracefield Road, Lower Hutt

Helter Skelter is packed to the ceiling with a jumble of secondhand objects. Housed in a huge warehouse in Seaview, it’s the type of place you come to rummage for hours. There are bins overflowing with ornaments, old toys, and collector’s items. Vintage and retro clothing hangs from the rafters and boxes are bursting at the seams with old records and books.

Helter Skelter is a manifestation of the owner’s passion for collecting. He has spent decades accumulating the objects inside the warehouse.

Helter Skelter Vintage Market

Lo-Cost Records / Moonhop

147 Jackson Street, Petone

This small record store is packed with a huge stock of rare and interesting vinyl. It’s speciality: secondhand New Zealand and Japanese vinyl pressings.

This is a proper old-school record store. You’ll find used singles, brand-new records, and dozens of CDs and cassette tapes. There’s also a large collection of music-related merchandise to choose from.

The owner has a huge back-catalogue of music knowledge and is able to help with obscure record requests.

Moonhop Records