Christchurch & Canterbury shopping

Top Choice Shopping Centre in Christchurch

Tannery

In a city mourning the loss of its heritage, this post-earthquake conversion of a 19th-century tannery couldn't be more welcome. The Victorian buildings have been beautifully restored, and are crammed with all manne…
Mall in Christchurch

New Regent St

This pretty little stretch of pastel Spanish Mission–style shops was described as NZ's most beautiful street when it was completed in 1932. Fully restored post-earthquake, it's once again a delightful place to strol…
Arts & Crafts in Lyttelton

Henry Trading

This tiny but perfectly curated store stocks a range of lovely homewares and gifts, many made by local producers, as well as a sweet line in artisanal Lyttelton souvenirs.
Department Store in Christchurch

Ballantynes

A venerable Christchurch department store selling men’s and women’s fashions, cosmetics, travel goods, stationery and speciality NZ gifts.
Books in Lyttelton

London St Bookshop

Dimly lit and crammed full of intriguing volumes, this charming second-hand bookshop is a bibliophile's dream.
Books in Christchurch

Scorpio Books

Excellent independent bookstore Scorpio Books is now back in the inner city after six years in Riccarton.
Books in Twizel

Twizel Bookshop

A sweet, well-curated bookshop offering both new and second-hand titles.
Market in Christchurch

Riccarton Sunday Market

Allegedly the South Island's largest outdoor market, this 300-stall extravaganza offers fresh produce, flowers, handicrafts, clothing, bric-a-brac and more. You'll also find every kind of food van imaginable, from t…
Mall in Christchurch

Colombo Mall

Within walking distance of the CBD, this hip little mall is home to a few interesting, independent shops, an art-house cinema and a range of culinary delights – you'll find macarons, crêpes, dumplings, sushi, salads…
Shopping Centre in Christchurch

Crossing

Opened in 2017, this shiny new complex fronting the Cashel St pedestrian mall is home to all manner of local and international retailers.