Shopping for Second Hand Clothing in Port Moresby

Port Moresby is no Paris, London or New York. It’s a city severely lacking in options to max out your credit card on (which is probably a good thing).

So what’s a girl (or guy) to do if she’s in need of some retail therapy in Port Moresby?

Hit the second hand shops, of course.

From what I gather, clothing of all kinds comes to Papua New Guinea, mostly from Australia and New Zealand. Seconds, over stock, donations from people, you name it, it comes to PNG.

Shopping in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, doesn't compare to Paris, New York or London, but if you look closely you can find some great bargains. The second hand shops in Port Moresby often have designer labels for cheap prices - you just have to look hard. This guide highlights the best secondhand shops in Port Moresby. | #png #papuanewguinea #portmoresby #secondhandshopping

And there are plenty of bargains, including some amazing vintage finds if you’re lucky. It’s not uncommon to pick up a Sass and Bide dress in great condition or a Calvin Klein blazer. A friend recently nabbed herself a Cue dress which looked barely worn for 15 Kina. Another friend arrives at work every day immaculately dressed in gorgeous tops and sky-high heels – all purchased from one of the many second hand shops around town.

Of course, the only downside is that you have to trawl through racks and racks of clothing to find good buys and, like all second hand shopping, you’re never guaranteed something in your size. The best thing to do is buy a whole lot, take it home and try it on. If it doesn’t fit, you can pass it on to friends so everyone benefits!

Shopping in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, doesn't compare to Paris, New York or London, but if you look closely you can find some great bargains. The second hand shops in Port Moresby often have designer labels for cheap prices - you just have to look hard. This guide highlights the best secondhand shops in Port Moresby. | #png #papuanewguinea #portmoresby #secondhandshopping

So where to shop? I consulted some experts in this field for their advice:

No 1 Kina Mart – behind Jepello’s restaurant in Gordons. There’s also a Mondos there, but the No 1 Kina Mart is apparently the best with good prices and a big selection. Lots of parking there as well.

Fly Market – this can be hit and miss and you need to spend a fair bit of time hunting. The clothes here can often be a bit more worn and older but you can find some gems if you dedicate some time. Prices aren’t consistent here but every rack is labelled so you know what you’ll be paying.

Shopping in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, doesn't compare to Paris, New York or London, but if you look closely you can find some great bargains. The second hand shops in Port Moresby often have designer labels for cheap prices - you just have to look hard. This guide highlights the best secondhand shops in Port Moresby. | #png #papuanewguinea #portmoresby #secondhandshopping

Labels – Good selection. Closed Saturdays.

Mondos – slightly more expensive than some of the other outlets, but there are several stores around the city. They are usually cleaner than some other stores, and considered safer. The outlet next to SP Brewery is one of the best ones.

Mamone Trading – stocks great heels and jewellery.

Shopping in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, doesn't compare to Paris, New York or London, but if you look closely you can find some great bargains. The second hand shops in Port Moresby often have designer labels for cheap prices - you just have to look hard. This guide highlights the best secondhand shops in Port Moresby. | #png #papuanewguinea #portmoresby #secondhandshopping

Outside of Port Moresby, word is that Goroka has some of the best second hand stores in the country. A friend of a friend found an amazing Prada ball gown there once!

The best thing to do is to visit each, and spend a bit of time to see which stores you like. A good tip is to get to know the people that work there and find out when the new stock comes in – if you’re serious about your fashion, you can sort through all the new clothes and get in first.

Shopping in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, doesn't compare to Paris, New York or London, but if you look closely you can find some great bargains. The second hand shops in Port Moresby often have designer labels for cheap prices - you just have to look hard. This guide highlights the best secondhand shops in Port Moresby. | #png #papuanewguinea #portmoresby #secondhandshopping

Safety tip: Wear an over the shoulder handbag that zips up so you have your hands free for searching through clothes and don’t have to worry about money going missing. Also best to go in a group for personal safety.

Happy shopping!

Thanks to Katie, Jemima, Jess, Ellas and Sam for your input! And huge thanks to Dan for helping me update this!

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Port Moresby peeps – any other tips? Which is your favourite second hand shop and where do you find the best bargains?

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Shopping in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, doesn't compare to Paris, New York or London, but if you look closely you can find some great bargains. The second hand shops in Port Moresby often have designer labels for cheap prices - you just have to look hard. This guide highlights the best secondhand shops in Port Moresby. | #png #papuanewguinea #portmoresby #secondhandshopping  Shopping in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, doesn't compare to Paris, New York or London, but if you look closely you can find some great bargains. The second hand shops in Port Moresby often have designer labels for cheap prices - you just have to look hard. This guide highlights the best secondhand shops in Port Moresby. | #png #papuanewguinea #portmoresby #secondhandshopping

54 thoughts on “Shopping for Second Hand Clothing in Port Moresby”

  1. Hi
    Am currently operating a second hand shop in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
    Am interested to place my next order from you, if you can help me sent all the details.

    Reply
    • Hi Angela,
      We are a supplier of quality Used Clothing from Australia and can supply to PNG. Please contact me for pricing and how we can work with you to develop the market together in PNG.
      Our business name is: Gamworth Agency – Sydney, Australia

      Reply
  2. I need to start up second hand clothing business in Rabaul. Can someone help me on how I ca place orders and everything including freight

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    • Hi Macdelyne,
      We are supplying the best quality used clothing from Sydney and Brisbane to PNG.
      Email me your contact and email.
      I am customs agent myself and can do customs and Logistics for you .

      Reply
  3. Hii, My Name is Robin Timbilson, Im interested in doing Second Hand Clothing business here in Port Moresby. PLease I need help in how to go about ordering Bales of clothes at your place and the aprox shipping cost for a countainer from Australia to PNG. Thank you

    Reply
  4. I am interested to start up a second hand shop in PNG. How will import A Grade Mixed used clothing from Australia? Looking for assistance.
    Thanks

    Reply
  5. Hello,
    I am much eager to start up the second shop in my home province Vanimo, in PNG. Could someone assist me to get A Grade used mixed bales from Aussie. I am interested to order 1 x 10ft container.
    Thanks

    Reply
  6. Hi Rebecca, Just couple of months ago we started our Second hand shop, If you could assists us with some information on how to order used clothing’s from you. We are located in central AROB.

    Reply
    • Hi John, I don’t sell clothes, but if you look through the comments here, there are plenty of other people who I’m sure you can get in contact with to discuss.

      Reply
  7. HI I am interested in buying bales clothing and send them to Kiribati. I live in Australia Brisbane area.
    Where about are you located.
    can you give me a ring on 0426236035

    Reply
  8. Hi Martin,I am interested in buying used clothes cream sorted quality from Australia 20ft 40ft container.
    Please contact me through
    My whatsapp +24107725252.
    Thanks.

    Reply
  9. Hi, I’m Timothy Marome, I want to buy some bales of quality secondhand clothing.
    Could you assist me?
    ph: 71120445
    Thank you
    Timothy Marome

    Reply
  10. Hi my name is Kessie,I really want to buy some bales of quality second clothing please assist me how to make my order, please call me on+67570275088
    Thanks
    Kessie

    Reply
  11. HEllo

    New Zealand Ministry needs clothes bales for PNG distribution.

    We would be willing to pay for some bales in PNG if you have any available.

    Thanks
    Charles

    Reply
    • Hi Charles our Company is interested in supplying clothing products from Australia. If you send me your email address i can send you a more detailed proposal.

      Kind regards,

      Adam

      Reply
  12. Hi
    Im very much interested in purchasing Australian cheap mixed quality clothing to starting a second hand in PNG specifically my home province. Would appreciate it if someone here can assist me thanks

    Reply
  13. Hi,
    I want to buy second hand clothings for sales.Can you help me how to order and trnasport to my end as I live in remote area.

    Reply
  14. I’m the supplier of Korean second hand cloth. Now l’m staing in Port Moresby. If anyone would like to interet buying bales of the secondhand korean cloth, pls contact me.
    Mob. No. : 7151-5936

    Reply
  15. Hi Rebecca,

    I lived in Manus and desperately wanting to buy second hand bale clothes for my children.
    Could you please assist with some information?

    Reply
    • I don’t know Rubbie – perhaps you could visit some of the existing second hand stores and find out where they get their stock? Good luck!

      Reply
    • Hi Rubbie, We are a mission on the Gold Coast in Australia and we supply containers of 2nd hand goods to people wanting to run a business in PNG. If youare interested contact us further for a price list. Regards
      Ruth

      Reply
      • Hi,
        My mum is interested in buying chieper and quality second hand clothing from Australia to run a clothing shop in Popondetta.

        Please reply ASAP.

        Vincent

        Reply
      • Hi Ruth
        Would you be interested to import well sorted Grade A used clothing. I am based in Malaysia.
        The clothing is all from Malaysia Japan and Korea origin.
        Regards
        Hudson
        Mobile /WhatsApp : +6012 203 7000
        [email protected]

        Reply
      • I’m interested in starting up a second hand shop here in PNG…can you assist me with the information on how to order and how long will it take for the shipment to arrive here at Port Moresby the National Capital city …

        Reply
      • Dear PNG Mission Inc.

        I am interested in starting a second hand shop in my home town KEREMA,GULF PROVINCE. Your assistance in providing information on how to get bales of clothes would be greatly appreciated. Looking forward to hearing from you.

        Reply
  16. I want to purchase price tags and used clothes hangers to start up a mini second hand shop. Where would you recommend me to go?
    Desperate.

    Reply

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