Whether your style is latest fashion or vintage glamour, Wellington’s inner city streets have something for you.
One of the main shopping thoroughfares in the capital, Cuba Street is packed with vintage stores. Ziggurat, Hunters & Collectors, Past & Present and Emporium get a special mention here. The funky street is also home to top New Zealand designers, Kate Sylvester and Twenty-Seven Names. You’ll also love boutique gems Madame Fancy Pants and Mandatory.
A long-time favourite shopping haunt of Wellingtonians, Lambton Quay is the location of Kirkcaldie & Stains – New Zealand’s equivalent of Harrods and a department store that transports you back in time to the golden era of retail. The flagship store for world-renowned New Zealand designer, Trelise Cooper, is also located in Lambton Quay along with other top Kiwi labels – Ruby, Taylor, Workshop and Ricochet.
Pick up the best of New Zealand fashion at The Service Depot on Wakefield Street. The unassuming street is also home to world-class Kiwi designer Karen Walker’s boutique store. Another local hit, Scotties Boutique, is a hit for its elegant and carefully chosen designs.
Pop into Good as Gold, a shop that is reminiscent of a classic tree house and boasts the finest streetwear in the world. If you’re after high fashion, WORLD boutique (fashion and beauty) is the place to stop by.
Hidden gems dot this inner city street, home to the proud Wellington boutique Voon. Other Willis Street shops fashionistas should put on their list are Quoil (a jewellery gallery specialising in contemporary New Zealand pieces), Coco and Keats Boutique.