17 November 2023

Shopping with a difference

The Shop on Carroll team are delighted with the new shop at the Princes Street location, and are super excited about what’s coming next!

Co-managers, Fiona Dodds and Cristin Waite, and the Retail team have created a shop that is already well known for vintage and retro clothing, jewellery and ornaments, but the new shop is the start of so much more.

“Bringing together the two shops from Carroll Street and St Andrew Street means we can better cater for customers at one site and we have plenty to interest everyone!” says Fiona.

“When we were looking for new premises, we wanted to find a place where we could expand our connections with our community."

“We wanted to create a warm and inclusive environment for people to interact with each other, with our friendly volunteers being at the heart of this,” says Cristin.  

“With so much more space in our new shop, we’ll have more volunteers using their wide-ranging skills of sewing, crochet, and crafting, to create unique new items or to upcycle old ones, helping us be more sustainable and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.”

“By having dedicated workshop areas in the shop, groups of people can come in and transform items into all manner of things. It will be a wonderful environment to be creative, where they can share ideas with each other and use their expertise.”

With Christmas fast approaching, people will be encouraged to come into the shop to make Christmas decorations together.

“It will be a lovely festive thing to be part of and we expect the shop to be humming,” says Fiona.

While the shop has many new things on offer, its main focus remains the same. Income from our retail activities raise valuable funds for our social services, enabling our community to live, learn and thrive.

Shop on Carroll opening

Shop on Carroll is now open!

Stephanie Pettigrew (Board Chair) with shop managers Cristin Waite and Fiona Dodds cutting the ribbon at the official opening of Shop on Carroll, at it’s new location, 169 Princes St, Dunedin.


Shop on Carroll


169 Princes St, Dunedin
Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Late night Thursdays open until 7pm up to Christmas

shop online at: shoponcarroll.org.nz


Profits from our retail shop go towards Presbyterian Support Otago’s community services.

shop on carroll display shop on carroll table display shop on carroll wedding display

Interested in volunteering in our shop?

We have a wonderful team of volunteers who are pivotal to the success of Shop on Carroll.

If you join us you’ll have the opportunity to connect with our amazing customers and be part of an organisation that is dedicated to helping people in our community.

Call us on 03 471 8249 or email fiona.dodds@psotago.org.nz to find out more.

Visit our volunteering page for more information and vacancies.


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