The city is home to several hopping precincts with world-class shopping. Whether you’re after New Zealand labels or international names, you’re bound to find them in the biggest city in the country. Pick up an Auckland Airport car rental and you’re all set.
The historic Britomart precinct is a heritage area that’s been recently revived with great success. The revamp breathed new life into downtown, turning it into a lovely network of lanes, streets and squares making the most of the old buildings. Here you’ll find lots of hip bars, eateries and retail outlets. There’s no better place to get a taste of the fashion and homeware design talent around here than in the city blocks that comprise Britomart. Pick up some new threads for yourself or gifts to bring home from the many specialty shops. Kiwi names you’ll find in Britomart include Juliette Hogan and Trelise Cooper; MAC, Lululemon and Jo Malone are also found here. On Saturday mornings, the City Farmers Market sells seasonal produce and other foods here.
The main drag is home to countless stores, from luxury retailers through to popular chain stores. Whether you’re after books, sporting gear, clothing, souvenirs or electronics, you’ll find it along this road. Queen St is home to Auckland’s premier department store, Smith & Caughey’s, too.
Nearby High St and the Chancery also offer some more in the way of high fashion and interesting boutiques.
Colloquially known as K Rd, this street is possibly New Zealand’s most famous. There’s a handful of vintage and secondhand shops to thrill bargain hunters. There are also many unique individual boutiques with quirky offerings. You’re sure to find one of a kind buys on K Rd.
This is the city’s number one fashion district, boasting the likes of first-class names such as Karen Walker and Kate Sylvester. Local and international labels are found all along Broadway and the little streets and laneways just off it such as Teed St and Nuffield St There’s a large Westfield shopping centre at 277 Broadway as well. No matter what the occasion you’re bound to find the perfect outfit here – and the shoes the match, since Newmarket has the highest concentration of shoe shops in New Zealand.