I love op shops. I don't go into them a lot, as I've been trying not to buy so much stuff this year, but oh my goodness there are gem op-shops in the South Island! The small town of Temuka has a few fabulous ones! I found board games for my future classroom really, really cheap!
But by far the BEST op shop (and I'll go as far to say THE best op shop in ALL of New Zealand, is Shop on Carroll, a Presbytarian Church shop on Carroll Street in central Dunedin. Oh My - I have never seen such an amazing range of stuff especially the linen. The entire shop is full of incredible things and it is all so beautifully laid out and organised. I'm not sure I've ever seen so much vintage linen anywhere else! I bought this table cloth and a few dressing table mats and a cool apron. The shop had a fabulous range of vintage sewing patterns, fabric, bone china, etc
Thrilled with my buys!