If you haven’t included this city on your list of amazing shopping destinations, do it now. Auckland shopping will pleasantly surprise the most avid haute couture seeker. Auckland is home to top fashion designers with important names like Karen Walker, Zambesi & World, to name a few; these are at the cutting edge of the latest trends.
To enjoy such pleasures, one must visit the streets near High street, the Chancery and Vulcan Lane; you won’t be disappointed and you’ll have a great time. Important suburbs of Pon Sonby, Parnell and Newmarket are also places where you’ll find Auckland’s chic and trendy enjoying their Auckland shopping.
And for even better news, there’s tax-free shopping for visitors, the best news for Auckland shopping; just head to DFS Galleria, an enormous place with locations downtown and at the airport. This is the place to shop for perfumes, cosmetics, electronics, fine jewelry, leather goods and much more.
High fashion doesn’t have to cost you big money; visitors can save up to 70% by doing some Auckland shopping at Dress-Smart Factory Outlet Centre, where more than one hundred shops offer great clothing and accessories at great value. Its home to renowned names like Nike, Adidas, Esprit, Lippy and more.
It was inevitable, but shopping centers have become an important part of the Auckland shopping experience. Large centers like Botany Town Centre, one of the largest in New Zealand, offer everything you can imagine. Set among beautiful streets, its pavilions are among award winning architecture; it’s not only a great place to shop but a beautiful thing to see. Its floors are etchings of flora and fauna, with sculptures of Kauri Forest. You’ll find great fashion and souvenirs among the 150 shops.
Westfield Malls, with several locations throughout the city, are another great venue for finding clothes, furnishings and gifts.
A complete shopping experience must include a trip to the numerous city markets. Auckland shopping would not be complete without a stroll through Victoria Park Market, the best place to shop for arts and crafts; it’s also the oldest example of a Victorian Industrial building.
Other impressive markets include Otara and Aotea Square, open daily, as well as Takapuna Sunday market, a great place to find arts and crafts.
Tip: Takapuna Market is located a few minutes walking distance from great beaches. It’s a great place to buy fresh produce and specialty gourmet items, or for a relaxing picnic by the sea.
Auckland is home to world renowned products indigenous to the region; some of these include the fabulous honeys and olive oils, great mementos of Auckland shopping. A wonderful place to shop for honey products is BeesOnline Honey Centre and Café.
Bacu, located in a large olive estate, is a favorite of visitors for tasting and purchasing quality olive oil.
For some more great Auckland shopping, visit one of the city’s many wineries; you’ll find award winning Chardonnays, Merlots and Cabernet wines, great souvenirs to enjoy back home.