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The Department of Curiosities and Fine Things

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14 Hastings Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 22 428 2262
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Great little shop

Interesting gifts and finds in the shop. Great collection and variety of arts and crafty things... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
xindalu1
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Sydney, Australia
Funky Fun

We were greeted by a bench seat out the front inviting us to sit and knit to add to the yarn... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Kate B
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“local art” (2 reviews)
“gifts” (5 reviews)
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14 Hastings Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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+64 22 428 2262
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting gifts and finds in the shop. Great collection and variety of arts and crafty things. Definitely would find something for everyone.

Thank xindalu1
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We were greeted by a bench seat out the front inviting us to sit and knit to add to the yarn bombing and the fun didn't stop there. A curious and eclectic collection of local art and crafts that are a fun, modern and inexpensive....More

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This is a funky little shop right in the centre of Napier. Lots of cute little gifts from local makers - from clothes and jewellery to stationery and gifts. Unique selection. It's not a huge shop but worth having a looksie.

Thank Kiwi-1976
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

The number one craft shop in Napier with amazing sale people. Presents for all occasions. Locally made!

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

A visit to Napiers arty crafty scene is not complete unless you have popped into this delightful, odd ball place of fine things. I always buy far more than just what I think I need. Inexpensive, quirky and unlike much you will see elsewhere. Always...More

Thank megpage2015
Reviewed 2 November 2016

As we walked around Napier we stumbled across this shop. What a delightful find it was. Such a variety of gifts, including many pictures and prints to choose from. The lady that served us was very pleasant and polite. We didn't feel rushed or pressured...More

1  Thank Fran1712
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had heard good things about this store so stopped in to have a look for ourselves. There's a vast, eclectic range of gifts and homewares, most of which are very well-priced for the quality of the materials. Worth it for the range of greeting...More

Thank SLKrivan
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We had so much fun here! Having discovered this place on Tripadvisor it was on the list of things to do in the lovely Napier. We could have spent some serious dosh so had to restrain ourselves. We bought for ourselves as well as many...More

Thank Ginny F
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I don't do shops but this was great. The name of the shop tells you all you need to know. Loved this shop. We could have stayed here for hours.

Thank bryan61
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Found this gem while in Napier. Huge amount of well priced, quality goods. Beautiful shop. Browsed for over half an hour and bought some gorgeous leggings for my grandson. Totally adorable and a steal at twenty nine dollars. Got back to Auckland and found that...More

1  Thank 145christine
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