What was trending in July?

Winter is well and truly here, and with plenty of time to Trade Me and chill, Kiwis are searching all sorts of things!

Snow gear

It's no surprise that with the frosty weather we’ve seen a mountain (geddit?!) of searches for snow gear over the last month, with snowboards, clothing and chains at the top of the list. 

Over half a million Kiwis have been gearing up to hit the slopes – 50,000 more than last month.

If you’re thinking of heading to the snow, check out our huge range of new and used snow gear – and be safe out there.

Don't forget to take your camera too!


What better way to spend a cold winter's night than cosying up in front of a roaring fire with a hot chocolate (or a hot toddy) in one hand, and a good book in the other. 

If that sounds like bliss, you’re not alone. Firewood is at the top of our search trends for July, and it seems we’ve all been trying to recreate the perfect night in with over 140,000 Kiwis stocking up on wood. 

If you’re keen to join them, or you’re considering other heating options for your home or flat, check out our massive heating range onsite, and read our tips for a warm and healthy home.

With heaps onsite, don't forget to select your region when shopping!


International travel is currently a no-go, so exploring our own backyard has never been more desirable. If you’re going to brave the Kiwi outdoors, no matter the season, you’re going to need the right gear – and according to NZers, that stuff comes from Kathmandu.

Over 120,000 members have been searching for Kathmandu gear to keep them warm and dry this winter. From tents and sleeping bags, to puffer jackets, and even thermal socks. Check out the Kathmandu Store and prepare for your next adventure.

Curious about how to pick the right jacket? Check out this article from our friends at Kathmandu to understand everything you need to know about down filled puffer jackets.

Kathmandu is one of the most sought after brands onsite.


DIY is in our blood. Since forever ago we’ve renovated our homes, sheds and decks – and with many of us spending more time in our houses in 2020, it looks like we’re all feeling inspired to upgrade our spaces. 

July saw us arming ourselves with the tools to finish that feature wall that’s been half done since last year. With 70,000 members looking for Makita gear, 54,000 looking for table saws and 22,000 hunting for nail guns, we can only imagine how many projects have finally been finished… or started.

Whether you’re a qualified builder, enthusiastic sledge-hammer-swinger or someone who needs a little help to put up a toilet roll holder, we’ve got all the equipment to get you on your way to a fresh new space.

Now seems like a good time to list your tools!

Crown Lynn

Seemingly out of no-where, Crown Lynn pottery swanned into the public eye this month and collectors across New Zealand are loving it. 

Last trending in the 1960s, Crown Lynn has made its way back into our lives, proving that supporting local in 2020 doesn’t always mean buying new.

With over 100,000 searches for these sought after gems, everyone from long-time collectors to inspired new-comers are flocking to find their perfect piece of retro Kiwiana.

Whether you’re on the hunt for your next porcelain swan, retro plate or set of teacups, check out our massive range of porcelain and pottery items, and start searching for something to suit your dream aesthetic.

Package these beauties up well and offer Ping for buyer protection!

Feeling inspired?

No matter what your winter plans look like, from cosy nights in front of the fire to trips to the snow, or renovating your patch of NZ, you can find the important things you need by simply starting a new search on Trade Me. 

If your plans include a clear-out, or you’ve decided to give a hobby away, you might be surprised at how much cash you could make listing your no-longer-needed items on site. Not sure how to get started? Check out this handy guide to creating a listing and getting it sold.

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