Our story

About Nostalgia

Nostalgia Designer Recycle store first opened its doors in 1994. Our founder Diana Matthews worked in the fashion industry in Wellington and Auckland during the heady eighties. Ahead of her time Diana spotted a gap in the market in the Bay and Hawke's Bays original designer clothing recycle store was born. 

Diana (quite the dame) ran the business for 25 years until her daughter Susie Devonshire took over in 2020. Susie loves fashion as much as her mum. We proudly honour Diana’s memory, her attention to detail, and reputation for quality instore at Nostalgia: where secondhand is grand. 

We offer the most eclectic selection of sustainable, beautiful, recycled designer fashion in the Bay. We source a carefully curated small range of vintage and handmade New Zealand homewares from time to time too. 

Our team love helping stylish fashionistas (aka Nostalgistas) 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. 


Come and browse

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: St Vincent de Paul, The Salvation Army, Cranford Hospice.

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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