Boutique Shopping in New Zealand

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Shop at the vast array of trendy boutiques around New Zealand that pack in everything, from international labels to local creations and one-off finds.


  • Shop till you drop on Queen Street, the iconic central city street that features luxury brands such as Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, Smith & Caughey’s (a much-loved Kiwi chain store) along with a host of souvenir shops. Fashionistas will also love the adjoining High Street and Chancery Street, popular for their high fashion boutiques and vintage stores.
  • Also in the central city, Britomart is a treasure trove for fashion, beauty and specialty boutiques. Its hip bars and eateries are the perfect place to wind down after you’ve shopped up a storm.
  • Only a five minute drive from the city centre, Ponsonby epitomises Auckland’s urban style. Cutting-edge fashion, modern interiors and high-end homewares tempt shoppers from window dressings with limited edition art prints, one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces, quirky gifts and unique books complete the shopping line-up.
  • In Parnell, browse upmarket boutiques and exquisite jewellery stores while soaking in the charm and character of this city-fringe suburb. Then head to nearby Newmarket, a true shopper’s paradise.
  • Buy New Zealand-made clothing, jewellery, books, homewares and gifts, rummage for rare and out-of-print books, or choose a special piece of art – some of New Zealand’s best local artists sell works in Devonport’s galleries and many of them offer international shipping.


  • Balancing chic and kitsch, boutique and bohemia, Cuba Street is Wellington’s creative heart, boasting an easy mix of top New Zealand designers, international labels and beautifully curated vintage stores like Ziggurat, Hunters & Collectors and Unearthed.
  • With its compact nature, you don’t have to venture far for more treasured finds. Wakefield, Willis, Victoria and Featherstone Streets are all teeming with New Zealand-designed goodies, vintage finds and high-end fashion labels.
  • Kirkdale & Stains on Lambton Quay takes you back to the golden era of grand department stores. For top New Zealand fashion designers, the Old Bank Arcade is the place to be.


  • Browse through local fashion boutiques and souvenir shops on Shotover, Beach, Ballarat and Camp Streets. Queenstown is a great place to purchase sheepskin products, greenstone jewellery, wool clothing and possum fur items.
  • The heritage Buckingham Street in Arrowtown is a unique shopping experience with interesting stores that reflect local character.


  • Re:Start, the funky container mall set up after the earthquakes in the region is a hub for premium fashion and beauty products, and New Zealand memorabilia. Being here an experience in itself.
  • New Regent Street offers a selection of boutique shops and is definitely worth exploring for its heritage
  • A short drive from the city centre, The Tannery in Woolston is a boutique shopping emporium and a hub of creativity and hospitality. Architecturally stunning, The Colombo in Sydenham (only a five minute walk from the city centre) boasts leading fashion stores and outstanding eateries – a must visit.


  • The George Street ‘Edinburgh Way’ stretch of boutiques in the city centre feature a delicious mix of local fashion designers (Company of Strangers, NOM*d, Carlson, BelleBird), design stores and iconic eateries.
  • Moray Place precinct offers a bohemian experience including Estelle Flowers, Preservation Society, Guild, DADA vintage and Vull design store.
  • Dunedin is home to some of the finest artisan jewellers, their craft available in studios and workshops in the city centre.
  • Dowling Street is the art gallery strip, with galleries housed in beautiful heritage buildings.  
  • Dunedin is renowned for its antique and vintage fashion stores. You’ll find them sprinkled all over the town, from inner city to outer suburbs.