Our story

About Nostalgia

Nostalgia Designer Recycle first opened its doors in a little shop in Hastings in 1994. 5 years on, moving to our current space in Havelock North. Founder Diana Matthews had worked in the fashion industry in the heady 1980s, in Wellington and Auckland. Ahead of her time, Diana spotted a gap in the market and bravely launched Hawke’s Bay’s original second hand designer clothing store. She was 50 years old. Diana was quite the dame! 

Diana ran the business for 25 years. Assisted by right hand woman Gene Herrick, and then daughter Susie Devonshire. Susie took over Nostalgia in mid 2020. Proud to continue honouring Diana’s memory, her attention to detail, and reputation for quality. Today we offer the most eclectic selection of sustainable, beautiful, recycled designer fashion in the Bay. We’ve added a carefully curated small range of vintage and handmade New Zealand homewares. 

The team still love helping stylish fashionistas from Hawkes’s Bay and beyond to dress sustainably and beautifully. Nostalgia Designer Recycle happily sits alongside the beautiful shops and designer goodness in the pretty village of Havelock North in the heart of Hawke’s Bay.


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What we are about

We’re Hawke’s Bay’s original designer clothing consignment store located in the heart of Havelock North village. An eclectic treasure trove of stylish recycled goodness, we stock a gorgeous array of beautiful preloved womenswear and a small collection of carefully curated homewares. Shop sustainably here: second hand is grand.

Charities we support

We’re part of the circular economy. We pass on unsold goods to our favourite local charities. Sharing the love with our faves: Cranford Hospice St Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army.

Upcycle your wardrobe today

Shop at Nostalgia - update your look with amazing fresh fashion goodness - at great prices.
Second hand is grand! 


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