This is one of the landmark shopping events of the year. Added to the tail end of New Zealand Fashion Week and NZ Fashion Weekend; the Designer Garage Sale has your favourite designer clothing at unbeatable prices.

Check out the racks and elbow your way through the crowd (not really) to be the best dressed. Beat the crowds and visit in the morning otherwise take your time and peruse items at each stall from top New Zealand and international brands.

The confirmed list of designers to date are: Arc & Bow, Arielle Mermin, Blak, Chalkboard Agencies, Chaos & Harmony, Deryn Schmidt, Fujifilm Intax, High Noon Tea, Jill & Ange, Julian Danger,, Juliette Hogan, Kathryn Wilson , Lonley and LONELY HEARTS, Lovesickshoes , Millicent, Riddle Me This, Sabatini, Sheryl May, Silence Was,State of Grace, THE SOY CANDLE CO, WeSC

Top 5 tips for getting the best bargains at the sale

  1. Get in early - The VIP tickets are a great idea, for only $15 you can shop an hour before everyone else.

  2. Wear shoes and clothing that is easy to take off, this ensures no valuable shopping time is wasted doing up laces.

  3. Bring your partner, father or brother as there are loads of great bargains for men too.

  4. Check out the Designer Garage Sale website in the lead up to Fashion Week, where they will be uploading sneak peaks of what's on offer.

  5. Get a group together and make a day of it, shopping is always more fun when its done in group! After shopping up a storm, stay have a drink and enjoy the atmosphere of NZ Fashion Weekend

Flat fee of $7 per day on weekends at Fanshawe Street carpark. Find out more.

Kids ride free on public transport on weekends and public holidays. Find out more

Last updated: 11 June 2019