Wellington: Thrift Shopping
While shopping is generally fairly low on a hobo’s list of things to do while exploring a new place, Wellington is packed with second-hand vintage shops that overflow with goodies. These op-shops are nothing like your local Salvos; rather, many of the stores–including Recycle Boutique and Paper Bag Princess–have walls lined with silk dresses and vintage American bomber jackets. There are beaded bags and four seasons old Tigerlily next to vintage cat-eye sunglasses and real silver jewellery. Most are located on Cuba Street, which is Wellington’s main mall, and they are fascinating to explore, even if vintage isn’t really your style (though let’s be honest, you can’t really afford anything else).