Hunters and Collectors has been buying and selling within New Zealand for over 30 years. Originally opened in 1984 by Christina O and Mike Zero, the shop was the first to combine high-end designer items with art deco antique pieces, curiosities, leatherwear, Doc Martens, and vintage clothing.
During the 1990s Hunters and Collectors had seven stores operating in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Throughout this time, it had its own leather label and was renowned for its British vintage imports, such as early Westwood and retro clothing.
Over 30 years later, Hunters and Collectors solely operates on Wellington’s Cuba Street, with Christina O as its matriarch. As the second-hand clothing market has increasingly become flooded with US and Thai imports, the store now resonates among a more high-end and archival market.
We shy away from seasonal trends and fashions – we place an emphasis on the individual who is always at the forefront of our services.
Hunters and Collectors are always on the hunt for coveted designer items, quality jewellery, and anything rare and exotic. Labels we love include Margiela, Gaultier, Issey Miyake, Chanel, Moschino, YSL, Kenzo, Yohji Yamamoto, Ann Demulemeester, Louis Vuitton, and more.
Naturally, we do still stock a fair amount of modern and retro street and evening wear. Labels we love include Zambesi, Nom-D, Ed Hardy, Levis, Carhartt, Lela Jacobs, Henrik Vibstock, Kowtow, and all quality fur, sheepskin and leather garments.
Last, but not least, we are excited to introduce our latest venture. If you find yourself needing some reprieve, why not take a tour of our new upstairs exhibition space?! This is a space that changes monthly and showcases New Zealand’s up-and-coming artists and creatives. Opening nights for the new exhibitions are held on the first Friday of every month from 5-7pm.
Read more about this in our exhibition section and email us if you think you could be interested in curating a show with us. We are open to all ideas, even those that wouldn’t necessarily be deemed as ‘art’ in the traditional sense. We sell your pieces on a 65% commission basis for the artist.