Must see shopping in Auckland Region

  • Top Choice

    Real Groovy

    Masses of new, secondhand and rare releases in vinyl and CD format, as well as concert tickets, giant posters, DVDs, books, magazines and clothes.

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    Top Choice

    St Kevin's Arcade

    Built in 1924, this historic, renovated shopping arcade has interesting stores selling vintage clothing and organic and sustainable goods. The arcade also…

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    Top Choice

    Royal Jewellery Studio

    Work by local artisans, including beautiful Māori designs and authentic pounamu (greenstone) jewellery.

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    Top Choice

    Unity Books

    The inner-city's best independent bookshop with a fine selection of NZ tomes.

  • Women’s Bookshop

    Excellent independent bookshop with a great selection of NZ authors and NZ-themed books.

  • W

    Waiheke Wine Centre

    Located in Oneroa's main street, this well-stocked and authoritative store features wine from all of Waiheke's vineyards, and is a good place to pick up…

  • O

    Otara Flea Market

    Held in the car park between the Manukau Polytech and the Ōtara town centre, this market has a palpable Polynesian atmosphere and is good for South…

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    Flying Out

    Interesting vinyl aplenty overflows at this compact record shop, which is also a top place to pick up recordings from NZ musicians. Cool T-shirts make it…

  • K

    Kura Gallery

    Tucked away behind the Viaduct Harbour restaurant strip, Kura is a good place to find art, crafts and design from Māori artists. Works for sale include…

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    Poi Room

    An excellent showcase of work by NZ artists and designers, including prints, paintings, ceramics, jewellery and homewares. Many of the items for sale…

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    Time Out

    On of the shopping highlights of Mt Eden Village is this excellent independent bookshop with a broad selection of NZ-themed books. Check out its always…

  • Z


    Iconic NZ label much sought after by local and international celebs. Also in Ponsonby and Parnell.

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    Avondale Sunday Markets

    This large, popular market has a strong Asian and Polynesian atmosphere and is excellent for fresh produce. Take the train from Britomart station to…

  • C

    Cross Street Market

    Vintage apparel, art and design from NZ craftspeople and good coffee make this raffish market a highlight of exploring Karangahape Rd's bohemian scene.

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    Sells an excellent selection of arts, crafts, foodstuffs and homewares from local NZ designers. Also an interesting array of vintage clothing.

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    Aotea Community Art Gallery

    This eclectic showcase for the island's artsy fraternity sells everything from paintings and sculpture to handmade soap and local honey.

  • Z


    Designed by Liz and Neville Findlay, the iconic Zambesi label offers sought-after NZ clothing coveted by both locals and internationals.

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    Strangely Normal

    Quality, NZ-made men's tailored shirts straight out of Blue Hawaii sit alongside hipster hats, sharp shoes and cufflinks.

  • K

    Kate Sylvester

    One of NZ's most respected designers, Kate Sylvester's playful and stylish designs often feature interesting and vibrant fabrics.