When it comes to buying clothes I think it is more about style than fashion – I have items of clothing from all of these labels which I have had for years – and I still wear all of them, in different combinations and to different effect. Just layer in a piece from the latest collections.
Both Womens and Mens stores – Great for colour and prints, and quirky takes on classic silhouettes. The most luxurious linings and great stylists to help dress you!
60 Tyler Street, Britomart, Auckland CBD, worldbrand.co.nz
Quintessentially New Zealand – predominantly black with great use of contrasting textures, which emphasizes the almost deconstructed personality of each garment. Perfect for layering – this season's pieces work equally well with those from last year – or 20 years ago if you were wise enough to keep them.
56 Tyler Street, Britomart, Auckland CBD, zambesi.co.nz
Helen Cherry | Workshop
Some of the best re-interpretations of classic dresses and trenches, to the best cut jeans and individual tee-shirts designed by emerging and established local artists.
Cnr Vulcan Lane & High Street, Auckland CBD, workshop.co.nz
With Pearl it’s not necessarily what you wear, but the way you wear it that counts. Predominantly an extensive choice of solid colours, but in a vast range of textures to be layered or worn as a single statement. And very customer focused – they are never too busy to guide you through the creation of a special outfit with combinations you might not think of putting together yourself.
3A O'Connell, Auckland CBD pearlculture.co.nz
This has to be the best bookshop in town, with well read staff to point you in the right direction – either for a specific book, or a perfect gift.
19 High Street, Auckland CBD, unitybooks.co.nz
An emporium of the exotic – hard to find perfumes, luxurious scented candles, skin care and eclectic collectables and books – all with a little bit of Worldbrands essential style.
35 Vulcan Lane, Auckland CBD, worldbrand.co.nz
A wide range of giftware – predominantly with a New Zealand theme.
13 High Street, Auckland CBD, thevaultnz.com
A celebration of New Zealand craft and design, with a nod to retro and kiwiana. A great source of unpredictable but stylish souvenirs.
35 High Street, Auckland CBD, pauanesia.co.nz
CD’s and DVD’s – almost anything you could want – and if they haven’t got it they will do their best to get it for you.
Queens Arcade, 30-40 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, marbecks.co.nz
Retro haven – from furniture to hats to suits from the 70’s in pristine condition.
55 High Street, Auckland CBD
Pat Menzie Shoes
It has been there for just about ever with the best selection of converse.
Cantebury Arcade, 174 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, patmenzieshoes.co.nz
Unfortunately not in High Street – yet! Head to Ponsonby Road for the best of the best ranges of cosmetics – all staff are trained makeup artists and happy to guide you from range to range and fix your makeup at the same time.
128 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, meccacosmetica.co.nz
While in Ponsonby visit my favourite shoe shops – a small but brilliantly chosen collection from international designers.
5/282 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, meimei.co.nz
Merino and Possum spun and knitted into an array of garments – both womens and mens. With lighter cotton and bamboo fabrics for the summer.
20 High Street, Auckland CBD, untouchedworld.co.nz