Kaleo
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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
NZ ART YOU CAN WEAR! Something Unique...Something to Treasure. Kaleo Designs collaborates with local New Zealand artists to create original print designs that celebrate the New Zealand experience - flora and fauna, rich blend of cultures and other iconic Kiwi expressions. Kaleo then crafts these designs onto fabrics and textiles to make premium quality garments, accessories and other products designed to reflect our relaxed coastal lifestyle. Kaleo’s owner, Christine Makaweo, originally from Hawaii, has come to appreciate the similarities in the cultures and lifestyles between her former and current homes. “I wanted to bring some of the colourful and relaxed styles that I loved there, to Aotearoa, but with New Zealand designs and styles tailored for our way of living here. One of our signature products is our Kaleo Classic Mens Shirt- a tasteful version of the classic Hawaiian shirt.. done Kiwi Style”, she says.
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  • Anna N
    Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quality and service
    Providing friendly and genuine service can be rare, but not at Kaleo. Allowing time and space for me to try garments on was so helpful. I experience a physical disability, and finding clothes that I can get in and out of is sometimes a challenge. But at Kaleo, the clothes are not only beautiful but for me, accessible too. And the friendly team allowed the time, space and support for me to try things on, and then kindly wrote down the sizes that were right for me, so I can order only when I am ready.
    Thank you Anna for your review. We appreciate that you took the time to do this and share about your positive experience. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. And we look forward to seeing you again soon.
    Written 13 May 2023
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    Visited April 2023
    Written 5 May 2023
  • Krissy L
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A MUST stop for cool gear
    I am so glad we found this on the map and stopped in! The attention to detail on their clothes and various gear is amazing. The designs are unique and created by local artists and the feel of the clothes is really top-notch quality. Christine was just the kindest person ever! I loved talking with her to find out more about the patterns and designs. Ended up leaving with quite a big bag because the quality was great on each item! The towels are incredibly soft, the men’s board shorts are a must gift for the loved ones in your life, the men’s shirt designs are wonderful, the wrap skirt design is genius… I could go on and on! The sweatshirt is a very flattering cut and I have to repeat: the designs are so lovely! Whether you are a local or passing by you should stop and shop! This was a great find for getting quality clothing for myself and gifts for family as a reminder of New Zealand.
    What a wonderful review! We are so thrilled you loved your visit to Kaleo and found so many cool unique treasures for yourself as well as gifts for your loved ones. Yeah!! We enjoyed your visit with us as well... and sharing in your travel stories too. We love visitors and the opportunity to share the inspirations behind our designs. Thanks for brightening our day. Enjoy your visit here to the max. Cheers!!!
    Written 18 June 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 June 2023
  • Daniel O
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When only the best will do.
    Professional service coupled to a friendly smile is always appreciated. Good size selection and quality products makes purchasing a breeze. An up to date news letter with regular communication keeps you informed. Certainly the best all round right on our doorstep.
    Thanks Daniel. Yes, we are thrilled we can offer some comfortable sizes for all- this has been really well received:) We hope you enjoy your beautiful Kaleo designs for years to come. You look great in our Kiwi Classic Relaxed fit. We really appreciate your support.
    Written 20 June 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 June 2023
  • Debra M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Beautifully laid out shop with unique, well made and fun clothing. The owner and staff are charming and knowledgeable. We were made to feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Great parking.
    Thank you so much. We really appreciate you taking the time to give us a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit.
    Written 23 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Alyssa
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stylish Kiwi Clothing
    Love the concept of Kaleo and their fabrics! Their designs for the blokes are so special and unique. A must see for visitors wanting a bit of Kiwi without the generic touristy shirts. My Bay of Islands crew neck sweatshirt is my fave item this winter.
    Thanks Alyssa. We appreciate you taking the time to provide this review. We love the positive feedback and are thrilled that our products are being enjoyed!!! And yes, we do offer something very Kiwi.. without being tacky touristy- all original designs and products. Cheers
    Written 23 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 June 2023
  • Awesome Adventures Hokianga
    Opononi, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful clothes!
    Beautiful clothes all Aotearoa made with the most amazing designs! This shop is my new fav in Kerikeri. The gorgeous ladies in the store make you feel so welcome and are so nice! Will definitely be back. If you are looking for something truly unique, gorgeous and different, then this is the place to stop and spend!
    Thank you !!!!! We are so happy to get this kind of feedback- it means everything to us as a small business and we appreciate you providing this great review. Yes, everything is unique with lots of creativity ( from our artists) and attention that goes into everything we make. Cheers XX
    Written 29 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 23 July 2023
  • batchhen2017
    Timaru, New Zealand94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful shop well worth a visit
    What an individually amazing store that has beautiful garments of high quality. The patterns on the garments, bags and other items are all designed by NZ artists, with distinctive NZ heritage colours and patterns. The service was excellent and very helpful. I will be buying my next birthday presents from here, and something unique for myself!
    Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review... and such lovely comments. We are so happy you appreciate the quality of our products, and the point of difference with everything being fashioned from original Kiwi art. Yeah. We do hope to see you again soon !
    Written 8 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 September 2023
  • andrew w
    Auckland, New Zealand78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Hawaiian Style Shirts
    We called in here on a recent trip up north. As a Hawaiian and general loud shirt lover the shirts were great. Nice designs really nicely made and very comfortable. My wife also bought a blouse and hand bag. Service was excellent very helpful and friendly. We were really impressed they contacted us about a potential product fault. Really helpful and thoughtful. I wish other shops were like that
    Thanks Andrew. We really appreciate this. Sorry I did not respond earlier- had issues with my account. I am thrilled you loved your visit, products and our service. We are very grateful
    Written 15 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 September 2023
  • Navigator35987185224
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely chillax Kiwi/Hawaii Island vibes
    Loved the shop! Christine was so amazing, and the designs are lovely! I was really impressed with the island vibes I was getting and it was a very relaxing place to go. Her knowledge of the designers was excellent. Definitely making this my boutique for the future! Worth every penny. Arohanui!
    Awww!! Thank you so much for your kind words. I am glad you like our designs- they are quite special... but we can't take the credit. This goes to our collaborating artists. Glad you liked the relaxed vibe . And we certainly appreciate you taking the time to post a review. That means a lot to us.
    Written 15 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 September 2023
  • Jet14629733505
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great store, great service, great products
    A great range of unique kiwi printed adult clothing is available at this store. The local artists who have designed the prints have done a great job and made truly unique clothing. I love them.
    Thank you for your nice comments! Yes, we love incorporating local art into what we can wear to celebrate what we love about our special place. We are very happy you enjoyed your visit... and appreciate you taking the time to share. Cheers
    Written 24 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 October 2023
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tdnicolle
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
It was a great experience for my sister and me when we visited Kaleo for the first time a couple of days ago.

From the beautifully cared for surrounds and parking area (where we walked our little dog), the immaculate shop full of outstanding merchandise, to the super helpful and welcoming assistants. Thank you!

You certainly exceeded our expectations and we’ll be back!
Written 20 April 2024
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orangecamel
Greensboro, NC31 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Couples
Immersing oneself in the fusion of art and clothing is like embarking on a captivating journey of self-expression. With Christine and Roze's warm welcome, the experience becomes even more enriching. It's the perfect opportunity to discover those rare, high-quality pieces that speak to your individuality and style. Embrace the adventure and see where it takes you!

Spending two hours in the store was an absolute delight, especially with Christine and Roze's company making it feel like shopping with old friends. Laughter, new discoveries, and additions to our wardrobe – it was the perfect blend of camaraderie and style exploration. What a wonderful experience to cherish!

Christine's gesture to ensure a pair of special pants were delivered to me before leaving New Zealand is truly thoughtful and goes above and beyond. It's heartwarming to encounter such personalized care and attention, making the entire shopping experience even more memorable. Those pants will surely hold a special place in my wardrobe, carrying with them the warmth of Christine's kind gesture.

Visiting Kaleo in Kerikeri is a must-do experience, not just for the unique pieces it offers, but for the warm hospitality and personal touch of Christine and Roze. It’s a blend of art, fashion, and friendship that creates unforgettable memories.
Written 20 April 2024
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Wazzamac
Napier, New Zealand15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Nice clothing and good to support the local designers. I purchased a golf shirt and it is great.
The staff were very helpful and friendly. (4.30pm 4th April)
Written 6 April 2024
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HawaiianFrenchy
Honolulu, HI26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
What a gem of a boutique store in Kerikeri! Entering Kaleo was an experience I will remember. Greeted genuinely by Kaleo's owner, what was supposed to be a routine clothing store visit turned into a boutique shopping experience! Every single clothing item and accessory in that store has a story behind it. Really cool meaningful designs, rooted locally, "made in quality fabric" only! My wife fell in love with the water proof bags/pouches. They carry the best golf shirts I ever encountered, and they have button shirts that don't require ironing - should I say more? Since you insist, each shirt has two styles: tailored or relaxed fit - how's that? We had to get a few items for ourselves and our relatives. Best gifts from NZ to bring home for ourselves and our relatives!
Written 5 April 2024
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skippy_vorel
Liberec, Czech Republic1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Amazing shop with locally made clothes and accessories and incredibly nice staff and shop owner. Visiting this store was an unforgettable moment for us on the way around New Zealand.
Written 3 April 2024
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david c
Kerikeri, New Zealand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
If you live in Kerkeri ir are visiting, you must go to this shop. The clothes are amazing as are the staff, designs are by local artists and the quality and manufacture are first class. I tried several items on and purchased them all !! That dies not happen to ne ever!!
Written 27 March 2024
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Maps18497119968
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Beautiful shop, products are well displayed but what makes the experience top notch is the happy, knowledgeable customer service. I have purchased a total of 4 shirts so far....love all the fabrics and clothes made from them.

The photo I am uploading is of my brother in Val d'Or Quebec Canada
Written 22 March 2024
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Lucy W
Sittingbourne, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Beautifully curated shop, with exceptional designs of great quality. So fantastic to see local Kiwi artists supported, and a pleasure to buy their brilliant designs. Super friendly and welcoming staff ☺️
Written 12 March 2024
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Thank you so much for your review! We love to see you enjoy our Kiwi artists and their lovely designs. We hope you visit us again soon. Cheers
Written 21 March 2024
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Stay09387570098
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Wanted to buy a pair of board shorts and brought so much more. The range is fantastic and the staff and very pleasant and helpful. Range is very unique and great quality .
Written 4 March 2024
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Thank you for your review! Hope you love the Kiwi boardies... and your other new local style!!! We love our visitors and are thrilled when they appreciate what we are doing. Enjoy and we hope to see you again soon!
Written 4 March 2024
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Richard H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I had an excellent experience visiting Kaleo. It's a beautiful store, with an excellent selection of great men's and women's clothing, made by Kiwi artists. I bought a shirt made by Auckland Designer Lisa Baudry, as a gift for a friend. Great summer gear- very classy. Roze was working behind the desk that day, and couldn't have been more helpful. What a great human being. She went above and beyond to help me out as I needed extra assistance with this particular order. Can't say enough about her willingness to go the extra mile for her customers. This store is well worth a visit if you're in the area- if you're looking for something distinctive and classy with some artistic flair and kiwi vibe, check it out.
Written 29 February 2024
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Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this. Yes, Roze is a rockstar. We are so happy to know that our customers feel our Aroha! And Lisa Baudry's designs are awesome- we have quite a few of her patterns. We could not do what we do without our artists unique designs... so we love that you appreciate this! We really appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback and review!!!! Cheers
Written 4 March 2024
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