Very Vintage Vendors: Retro City

Very Vintage Vendors: Retro City

While walking Karangahape Road, we (the VVDO team) came across Retro City and couldn’t resist a look in their incredible shop!

Today we’re featuring Heath and May of Retro City to find out what they’re excited for at their first ever VVDO!

There’s still time get your application in to join our other Very Vintage Vendors, check out the form here!

Tell us about you

Retro City is owned and operated by Heath Burgoyne and May He. Heath has been collecting and hoarding a wide range of collectables for over 35 years and was also involved in the local music scene a long time. His passion is collecting vintage glass and ceramics, 7″ vinyl singles, original pin-up magazines and books and anything that catches his eye.

Tell us about your business and where are you based?

The business is a very large retail store in the heart of Karangahape Rd. Positioned between the top of Pitt St and Queen St we are a busy and dynamic place to hang out and dig through the 100’s of goodies tucked into all corners.

How much is ‘ Vintage’ a part of your everyday life?

Vintage is an everyday part of our lives – we love it. Classic pieces that still look good 60 or more years after they were made have broad appeal to us. We stock a wide range of original items from the 1890’s to the 1980’s with some fabulous mid-century lamps, furniture, militaria, books, vintage art prints, art glass, music vinyl and used leather jackets.

What are you looking forward to at Very Vintage Day Out 2017?

Very Vintage Day Out should be a blast! Can’t wait to see the people who turn up… Rockers, fashionistas, pin-up girls, – basically love to see people dressed in their wild and wonderful gear! Also look forward to selling a wide range of fabulous offerings at our stand. Keep an eye out for lots of original and new pin-up girl art prints, books, magazines, vintage collectable items, black lady lamps, curios and oddities!


We can’t wait to see Heath and May at #VVDO2017 and bet you can’t either!

Check out Retro City on, Instagram @retrocityvintage or visit their shop at 161 Karangahape Road, Auckland.

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