WEST Dressed Pre-Loved Plus Size Clothing Shop

WEST Dressed

WEST Dressed is the social enterprise of WEST Auckland Enterprise Skills and Training located in Henderson CBD, Auckland.

WEST Dressed sells pre-loved plus size clothing, sizes 16 - 32 from our shop located at the rear of WEST at 9 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson. We are open every Friday 10am - 2pm. Proceeds from WEST Dressed fund our Plus Sized Clothing Swap Events and our driver education, F Endorsement and OSH Operator Certificate , ESOL and work ready courses in the local community. Please let us know if you would like to donate your plus size clothing to WEST Dressed or our FREE Plus Size Clothing Swap which will be held on 3 November.

 

 WEST Dressed – the new WEST social enterprise to support the WEST Becoming Financially Fit programmes and workshops

In July 2018 WEST - West Auckland Enterprise Skills and Training ran a Plus Size Clothing Swap event as part of the Becoming Financially Fit series of programmes and workshops. During the event many attendees spoke of the difficulty they had in finding affordable plus size clothing in op shops.  New plus sized clothing is often only available in niche or dedicated plus size clothing stores and therefore much more expensive to purchase than clothing found in stores that only cater for smaller sizes. Accordingly, op shops were sometimes inclined to charge more for plus sized clothing. We asked attendees if it would support their economic wellbeing to have a dedicated plus size clothing op shop that charged a set price per garment. The answer was an overwhelming yes. Attendees said a dedicated plus size op shop would enable them to:

  • feel confident in making the trip, knowing that there will be a range of clothing available in their size (instead of travelling to an op shop and trawling the racks of smaller clothing in search of plus sized items)
  • set a budget for clothing and stick to it (as all items are a set price, not based on their brand or size)
  • save money by purchasing second hand plus sized clothing instead of purchasing brand new (as plus sized items were often 5 times more expensive than regular sized clothing available at other clothing stores)
  • affordably update their wardrobe when gaining or losing weight
  • shop in an op shop that is plus size friendly, accessible and most importantly affordable

WEST Dressed sells pre-loved plus sized women’s clothing (sizes 16 – 32) and is open Fridays 10am – 2pm and every second Saturday 10am – 12pm (check our WEST Dressed Facebook page for Saturday dates). WEST Dressed is located at 9 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson.

The generous donations we receive from people in our community enable WEST Dressed to offer good quality, plus sized clothing at very affordable set prices ($1.00 to $4.00 per item) AND 100% of the income generated from WEST Dressed enables WEST to run free Becoming Financially Fit courses and workshops that support community economic wellbeing in West Auckland, including Beginner Sewing Classes, Slow Cooking Classes, Clothing Swaps, Employment Support Programmes and much more. If you have any plus size clothing (sizes 16 – 32) you no longer need and would like to donate please contact WEST on 09 8371471 or by emailing admin@west.org.nz. The WEST office at 9 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson is open for drop offs 9am – 3pm Monday to Friday.

Since WEST Dressed opened 2 months ago we have met many wonderful people, some of whom travel long distances to visit the shop. Some come with friends, others alone, but all are greeted by our lovely volunteer Barbara who has an eye for fashion and colours. If you are not sure about an item, the colour or the style Barbara is on hand to give great advice and will even assist you if you would like to ‘re-invent’ your style or try out a new look.

We look forward to seeing you in the shop!

Free Plus Size (16+) Clothing Swap - A Becoming Financially Fit Workshop - sponsored by WEST Dressed

WEST Dressed are running a free plus size clothing swap day for the more curvaceous woman (16+) Bring along your good quality plus size clothing and 'go shopping for free'. We will have some stylists to help you find a look that's right for you. 

How it works:
It's FREE 
Bring up to 10 plus size items to swap - get 10 tickets to 'purchase for free' 10 new items
Free Style Workshop - determine what colours and styles suit you the best, with one on one stylists to help you find a look that’s right for you
What: FREE Plus Size Clothing Swap
When: 3 November, 10am - 2pm 
Where: WEST - 9 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson
COST: FREE

WEST Dressed Plus Sized Op Shop is a social enterprise of WEST - West Auckland Enterprise Skills and Training. WEST provide low cost work ready, employment, workplace training and budgeting services. All proceeds from the WEST Dressed Op Shop go toward paying the course fees for people in West Auckland to attend First Aid Certificate courses, Forklift courses and a range of other workplace certificate courses courses that support people into employment. If you have any good quality plus size clothing you would like to donate to WEST Dressed or to the FREE Clothing Swap please contact us.

Phone 837 1471 or email admin@west.org.nz or come and see us at 9 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson to register or for more information

 

West Auckland Op Shop Directory

 

Avondale

 

The Glory Box Op Shop

96 Lansford Crescent Avondale

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 9.00am-2.00pm

Phone: (09) 820 0168

Parking: Street and carpark

https://www.facebook.com/thegloryboxopshop/

 

Rainbow Op Shop

1288A New North Rd, Avondale

Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm, Saturday 10.00am – 2.00pm, Sunday Closed

Phone: (09) 820 6507

https://www.facebook.com/TheRainbowOpShop/

 

The Salvation Army Family Store - Avondale

1975 Great North Rd, Avondale

Hours: Monday to Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm, Sunday Closed

Phone: (09) 820 2201

 

Glen Eden

 

The Hospice Shop - Glen Eden

186 West Coast Road (cnr West Coast and Captain Scott Roads), Glen Eden

Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm and Saturday 9.30am - 4.00pm

Phone: (09) 869 3809

https://www.facebook.com/hospicewestauck/

 

The Salvation Army Family Store – Glen Eden

1 Glendale Rd, Glen Eden

Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday Closed

Phone: (09) 818 2121

Parking: Parking available in the carpark at the rear of the building

 

Helensville

 

The Hospice Shop - Helensville

36a Mill Road, Helensville

Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm and Saturday 9.30am - 3.00pm

Phone: (09) 420 8950

https://www.facebook.com/hospicewestauck/

 

Henderson

 

WEST Dressed Pre-Loved Plus Size Clothing Op Shop

WEST - 9 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson (located at the rear of the building)

Hours: Fridays only, 10am - 2pm

Phone: 09 8371471

https://www.facebook.com/WESTDressed/

 

The Hospice Shop - Henderson

208 Swanson Road, Henderson (located inside the factory complex)

Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm and Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm

Phone: (09) 836 4966

https://www.facebook.com/hospicewestauck/

 

SPCA Op Shop Henderson

18 Catherine St

Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4:30pm

Phone: (09) 838 8629

 

St John Opportunity Shop

433 Great North Rd

Hours: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Phone: (09) 836 4282

https://www.facebook.com/StJohnOpShopHenderson

 

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

7 Dora St

Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday 10am – 3.00pm, Sunday Closed

Phone: (09) 836 7519

https://www.facebook.com/restorehenderson/

 

CCF Op Shop

17/19 Railside Ave, Henderson

Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday Closed

Phone: 0800 110 336

https://www.facebook.com/ccfopshop/

 

The Salvation Army Family Store - Henderson

3A Trading Place

Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 9.30am – 4.00pm, Sunday Closed

Phone: (09) 837 2004

Parking: Limited parking available outside the shop, 30 minute Auckland Council Carpark available to the left of the shop

 

MPHS The Tipping Point

50 The Concourse, Henderson – located inside the Henderson Transfer Station (The dump), take the left lane and tell the weighing station you are going to the shop – they will let you in

Hours: Monday closed, Tuesday to Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9.30am – 4.00pm

Phone: 09-836 5048

Parking: Good parking inside the shop complex

Review: Limited clothing but a good range of other items including electrical and household goods, furniture etc. Reasonable prices.

https://www.facebook.com/mphstippingpoint/

 

The African Welfare Op Shop

5 Railside Avenue, Henderson (in the old train station building)

Hours: Monday to Wednesday 9:30am - 4:30pm, Thursday 9:30am - 3.00pm, Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm Saturday 10.00am - 3.00pm, Sunday Closed

Phone: (09) 838 1530

 

Hobsonville

 

The Hospice Shop - Hobsonville

6 Clark Road, Hobsonville

Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm and Saturday 9.30am - 3.00pm

Phone: (09) 416 0291

https://www.facebook.com/hospicewestauck/

 

Massey

 

The Salvation Army Family Store - Massey

532 – 534 Don Buck Road, Massey

Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday Closed

Phone: (09) 833 8633

Parking: Parking available in a large carpark outside the shop

 

Mt Roskill

 

New 2 U Op Shop – Roskill Baptist Church

(Shop 1&2) 489 Richardson Road

Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am – 1.00pm, Saturday 9.30am – 1.30pm

Phone: (09) 627 3363

 

New Lynn

 

The Hospice Shop - New Lynn

17 Delta Ave, New Lynn

Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm and Saturday & Sunday 9.30am - 4.30pm

Phone: (09) 827 1285

https://www.facebook.com/hospicewestauck/

 

The Salvation Army Family Store – New Lynn

Unit 8, 2 Margan Ave, New Lynn

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm, Wednesday 10.00am – 5.00pm, Thursday 9.00am – 9.00pm, Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm, Sunday Closed

Phone: (09) 827 0984

Parking: Parking available in large carpark facility in the shopping complex

 

The Changing Room Op Shop

Dayspring Trust - 2A Seabrook Ave, New Lynn

Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am - 2.00pm, Saturday and Sunday Closed

Phone:

https://www.facebook.com/DayspringTrust/

 

Savemart New Lynn – not an op shop but sells second hand clothing

21 Veronica St, New Lynn, Auckland 0600

Hours: Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Phone: 09-622 1759

Parking: Good parking available in front of the store

 

Pt Chevalier

 

Mercy Hospice Shop - Point Chevalier

Pt Chevalier Arcade 1205 Great North Rd, Point Chevalier

Hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday Closed

Phone: (09) 849 2258

Parking: Parking available at the rear of the shopping centre

 

St Vincent De Paul

1201 Great North Rd, Point Chevalier, Auckland 1022

Hours:  Monday to Saturday 10.00am – 3.00pm, Sunday Closed

Parking; Parking available at the rear of the shopping centre

 

Ranui

 

Second Chance Op Shop

Ranui Baptist Church – 464 Swanson Road, Ranui

Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10am—3pm

Phone: (09) 833 7815

Parking: Parking available in the church carpark

 

Te Atatu Peninsula

 

The Hospice Shop - Te Atatu Peninsula

568 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula

Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm and Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Phone: (09) 834 1291

https://www.facebook.com/hospicewestauck/

 
 
 

Contact Us

9 Henderson Valley Road,
Henderson, Auckland 0612
Phone: (09) 837 1471
Fax: (09) 837 1475
E-mail: admin@west.org.nz