Karangahape Road in Auckland is nothing if not colourful, and the name of this shop at No. 290 adds more colour, offering quality second hand clothing including vintage labels and designer fashion. It was their mannequins in the window, entangled in audio tape, that first caught my eye as I was passing by (see below); only as I walked back on the other side of the road did I notice the facade belonging to a bygone era.
There are many old buildings here, in various states of repair and/or refurbishment. This shop was built around 1925 for the shoe retailers R. Hannah & Co, who go back to the late 19th century and are still around and kicking (but not in this building).