Do you love unique shopping paired with stylish cafe and restaurant experiences? Save a day in your holiday for this fantastic Auckland City shopping itinerary. Along the way, you’ll get a taste of Kiwi fashion, culture and the local way of life.
Begin your day with a coffee and leisurely breakfast in Ponsonby, known for its array of quirky and modern cafes. Auckland’s coffee culture is high quality – try a flat white or a latte made by a skilled Kiwi barista. Once you’ve finished breakfast, head out on to Ponsonby Road – one of New Zealand’s hippest streets - and stroll the one-off boutiques and designer shops.
Don’t miss: Andrea Moore and Ricochet on Mackelvie Street.
Where Andrea Moore captures your attention with her feminine design and elegant tailoring, Ricochet is a funky label known for its deconstructed silhouettes and sporty casual wear.
When you’re ready for a change of scenery, catch the Link bus or take a short taxi ride to Nuffield Street in Newmarket. This part of the city is a hub of high-end designer fashion, cosmetic and homeware stores from New Zealand and Australia. Lunch at Mojo Carlton Gore, a funky café known for its friendly staff and excellent lunch options, housed in a former mechanic’s garage.
Don’t miss: Flo & Frankie, 2 Nuffield Street, Newmarket
A delightful mix of décor, gifts and fashion, this family-run shop is home to a range of hand-picked goodies. Looking for a gift for a loved one, or a unique book to read on your flight home? This is the place.
Head to the central city for your afternoon & evening shopping experience. Start in High Street, near the art gallery and Albert Park, and immerse yourself in NZ designer labels like Workshop, Ruby, tkStore and Moochi. Peruse shoes at Mi Piaci and designer jewellery at The Vault. When you’re ready, stroll towards the waterfront and head to the stylish Britomart precinct for drinks and a gourmet dinner.
Don’t miss: Fabric, 5 High Street, Auckland City
A clothing boutique with stylish, international flair, Fabric is known for stocking high quality brands like Rag and Bone, Etre Cecile and Citizens of Humanity. The store itself is inspiring and refreshingly simple.