Where to Shop in Auckland
Collected by Tommy Alexander, AFAR Staff
19 High St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Unity is what all bookstores should be: a good collection of global newspapers by the door, a room stacked to the gills with curated books and magazines, and an extremely well-read staff. Three people is a crowd here; 30 is a very civilized riot....
35 High St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Newbury St, Manukau, Auckland 2023, New Zealand
Saturday morning and this is the place to be to get a true slice of the Pacific. The Otara Flea Markets have rows and rows of fresh fruit, clothing, bric-a-brac and of course food, but it's the Polynesian colour and music that makes it so special....
Matakana 0985, New Zealand
Have time to explore beyond Auckland’s CBD? 45min north is the village of Matakana that gets inundated ever Saturday morning by Aucklanders going to its Farmers Markets. Fresh organic produce, whitebait fritters (a local delicacy), hand-made...
69 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
Despite the French blowing up the Rainbow Warrior in Auckland's harbour, their food is still popular here. Francophiles and other foodies will love La Cigale French-style Farmers Market, held every Saturday and Sunday morning next to La Cigale...
18, Te Ara Tahuhu Walkway, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Karen Walker started off as a local clothes designer, and is now recognised as a bona fide fashion icon. With three stores in Britomart, Grey Lynn and Newmarket, her eponymous label has branched out to include eyewear, footwear, gold and silver...
30 Queen St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
The last time I shopped here I wasn't actually here. I was in Mt Hagen in Papua New Guinea, buying an All Blacks cap online for my guide who was amazed that it would be mailed straight to him. The name "Champions of the World" existed before the...
510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
The Grey Lynn Farmers Market in Richmond Road is run by people "fired up about being a local alternative to large supermarket chains". Completely local and with more stall holders joining them every month, a Sunday morning visit is worth the trip....
A market concept with a difference: not one location but five. The Auckland Night markets are held on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in Pakuranga, Onehunga, Glenfield, Papatoetoe and Whangaparaoa. With a real international flavour to...
Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand
Once the bastion of every designer in Auckland, these days Newmarket specializes in what it does best: upmarket retail stores for upmarket clientele. Even the mall in Newmarket, the imaginatively named Two Double Seven (its address is 277...
56 Customs St E, Auckland, Auckland Central City 1010, New Zealand
The owner of Crane Brothers sent me to Greg Murrell and his hair salon. I liked him immediately. He has a passion for mid-century architecture. I look too nice if my hair grows too long, so I need Greg to attack and reintroduce a degree of focus....
50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Aotea Square is a large main square right smack in the middle of downtown Auckland. Located near plenty of shops and cafes, it's a great spot to meet with friends, listen to live music, and get to know Auckland. Heading toward Queen's Street,...
Te Ara Tahuhu Walking Street, Britomart, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
The Britomart City Farmers' Market is literally the country coming to town. Located in Auckland's hippest, newest precinct on a 'walking street' between towering office blocks, every Saturday morning up pops the freshest seasonal produce, herbs...
2/4 High St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
I have a wonderful relationship with Crane Brothers. I first went there years ago. I tried on a shirt I could not afford, but I had to buy it. Recently they made me a beautiful indigo woolen blazer. Their clothes last, so you don’t need to buy...
Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
The biggest market on Auckland's North Shore is the Takapuna Markets, best known for its range of fresh flowers, artisan produce, handicrafts and antiques. Less than a five minute walk from Takapuna's famous beach, the markets take over the whole...
1 Freyberg Pl, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
If you want a souvenir of Auckland that you can wear home, check out the City Designers Market located off High St in Auckland's CBD. Featuring locally designed and made clothing the CDM is open Fridays and Saturdays. It's run by a collective of...
95 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
On a perfect Auckland day you will have time to shop. Down some wooden stairs near the pedestrian mall of Vulcan Lane lies The Vault Designer Store. It's like a secret within a secret, with only a special few knowing about the goodies hidden...
3, Maritime Building 130 Quay St, Auckland, 1140, New Zealand
World is probably the most eclectic shop in Auckland, a "Factory of Ideas and Experiments" specializing in women, men, and beauty. Last time I was in one of the stores I spied everything from Fornasetti candles to stuffed animals to...
Beaumont Street and Jellicoe Street, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Part of the revitalization of the waterfront Wynyard Quarter, Silo Park is a playground for visitors of all ages, especially in the summer months. Friday evenings start festive with a weekly market of food, vintage clothing and entertainment, as...
480 Matakana Rd, Laly Haddon Place, Matakana 0985, New Zealand
Ascension is known as much for the gigs it puts on as it is for its wines. One of the first major vineyards you see as you head towards Matakana, it's hard to miss with its Italian-style architecture and sweeping rows of vines. It's easy to stop...
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