Shopping in New Zealand is an exciting mixture of local designers, popular global chain stores, luxury brands and a wide range of New Zealand-made jewellery, homewares, arts and crafts, wine and souvenirs.

Shopping in New Zealand is an exciting mixture of local designers, popular global chain stores, luxury brands and a wide range of New Zealand-made jewellery, homewares, arts and crafts, wine and souvenirs.   

You’ll find boutiques, department stores and large shopping malls in New Zealand. There is a wider range in bigger cities like Auckland and Wellington, but shopping in smaller towns is a chance to find unique pieces from local designers and artists.  

Souvenirs 

Souvenir stores in New Zealand offer a wide range of New Zealand-made jewellery, clothing and arts and crafts. Popular items include hand-carved pounamu greenstone, New Zealand Mānuka honey, sheepskin and possum merino products, and Kiwiana items like Buzzy Bee toys and classic New Zealand children’s books.   

Art and crafts 

From traditional Māori crafts to handblown glass, paintings, ceramics or sculptures – there is a huge range of arts and crafts to buy in New Zealand. Gift shops attached to museums or art galleries are great for finding special pieces. Look out for signs pointing to artist’s studios on your travels too.  

Wine 

New Zealand’s wine is world-famous and you’re never far from one of our many wine regions. Our most famous exports include Central Otago Pinot Noir, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, and Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay. Wineries and specialist wine stores are usually very happy to arrange for safe shipping back home for any wines you purchase.   

New Zealand designers 

New Zealand’s top fashion designers have international followings and include Karen Walker, WORLD, Zambesi, Trelise Cooper, Kate Sylvester and NOM*d. You’ll find their stand-alone stores or pieces stocked in all the main centres. Look for local labels Storm, Ruby and Juliette Hogan and beautiful cashmere from Elle + Riley or Tolaga Bay Cashmere Co. 

For stylish handbags, Kiwi labels Saben, Deadly Ponies and Yu Mei are the choice of New Zealand fashionistas.  

Luxury shopping in New Zealand 

A wide range of international luxury brands have stores in Auckland or are stocked in major department stores around New Zealand. Head to Lower Queen Street and Westfield Newmarket in Auckland to shop at Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga and more.