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Auckland Shopping Guide

New Zealand’s largest city is a shopping lover’s paradise, offering all the designer labels and large department stores you would expect in an urban metropolis, as well as fine food and wine, quirky local products, and atmospheric markets where you can try traditional food cooked in a Maori hangi (underground oven) and catch bonus cultural performances. Wander through elegant arcades built in the early 1900s in the central business district or CBD, and meander down hidden laneways lined with inviting cafes, bars, and restaurants. Alternatively, head out to the suburbs to score a bargain at one of the large modern malls or peruse cute weatherboard stores in historic villages that celebrate the best unique New Zealand-made wares. The country’s favorable exchange rate makes it even more important to leave some extra room in your luggage for the flight home.

Queen Street

This iconic street is the city’s main commercial hub. It runs for nearly two miles from Queens Wharf on the waterfront to Karangahape Road. Built in the early 1900s and since refurbished, the beautiful Queens Arcade is a must visit. It has gorgeous white marble columns on the ground floor and stores selling clothes, shoes, and jewellery. Devonport Chocolates sells delectable handmade gourmet chocolates from the seaside village of Devonport, on Auckland’s North Shore, with wrapping by local artist Fraser Williams showcasing pukeko and kiwi birds. The ornately-decorated The Strand Arcade that links Queen Street and Elliot Street also has a range of independent and chain stores and a large international food court downstairs. The street is also home to a Smith & Caughey's department store and the fabulous music shop Real Groovy Records, where you can find new and used vinyl, tapes, CDs, books, DVDs, movie and musician posters, T-shirts and other memorabilia.

Top Places to Shop in Auckland Central
Aotea Gifts Auckland
10 reviews
A New Zealand owned-and-operated store that’s great for souvenirs and presents including knitwear, jewelry, beauty products, temporary Maori tattoos, Manuka honey, cookies, chocolate, and lollies.
Queens Arcade
35 reviews
In a refurbished early 1900s building with white marble columns on the ground floor, Queens Arcade is home to clothes and shoe stores, chocolate and lolly shops, jewelers and a record store.
The Strand Arcade
10 reviews
Built in 1910, this ornately decorated arcade linking Queen Street and Elliot Street has a range of independent and chain stores, a hairdressing salon, and a large international food court downstairs.
Dress Smart
209 reviews
New Zealand's largest outlet shopping mall has more than 100 stores. It offers more than 80 brands including Country Road, Levi's, Oroton, Adidas, Kathmandu, and Esprit.
WestCity Waitakere
37 reviews
Just 10 miles west of the CBD, this large, spacious, light and bright mall has 115 stores, a food hall with plenty of variety, and a cinema. It is a great destination for last-minute souvenirs.
31 reviews
This gift store sells unique New Zealand-inspired products made by local artists, designers, and jewelers. It is a great place to buy merino possum-knitted scarves, cushions, and vintage Kiwi chaps.
Time Out Bookstore
13 reviews
This independent book store is known for its friendly and knowledgeable staff. It has lots of New Zealand fiction and hosts regular events such as author talks and book clubs in its upstairs room.
Westfield Albany
13 reviews
Just 12 miles north of Auckland, this shopping center has nearly 150 shops including Farmers and Kmart department stores, Country Road, Forever New, Peter Alexander, Portmans, and Quiksilver.
Smith & Caughey's
47 reviews
These two department stores in the CBD and Newmarket are great spots to buy New Zealand chocolates and wine. Both host food tastings, photo exhibitions, and tutorials from renowned make-up artists.
Sylvia Park Shopping Centre
282 reviews
New Zealand's largest shopping center, located in Mount Wellington, six miles southeast of the city. It has more than 200 stores, including the country's only Zara and a flagship H&M store.
Auckland Night Market
61 reviews
Held in seven locations across Auckland, the night markets have a great vibe, with buskers, magicians, and dance troupes plus delicious street food from around the globe.
Woolly For You
3 reviews
This quaint weatherboard store sells high-quality garments made of possum fur and merino wool, including scarves, shawls, hats, gloves, socks, rugs, wraps, jumpers, vests, ponchos, and slippers.
Real Groovy Records
22 reviews
Find new and used vinyl, cassette tapes, and CDs in every genre you can think of; plus books, DVDs, movie and musician posters, T-shirts and other memorabilia at New Zealand's largest record shop.
Westfield St Lukes
42 reviews
This is one of the biggest malls in Auckland’s western suburbs, just three miles from the CBD. Shops include K-Mart, Converse, dotti, Jacqui E, and Forever New.
T Galleria by DFS, Auckland
22 reviews
Buy tax and duty-free wine and spirits, watches, and beauty products in the historic Custom House building. Find international fashion labels including Gucci, Burberry, Dior, and Marc Jacobs.
Otara Market
62 reviews
Held Saturday mornings, this flea market has stalls selling food from a Maori hangi (underground oven), plus second-hand clothes and Polynesian crafts. There are also live cultural performances.
LynnMall Shopping Centre
38 reviews
One of New Zealand's oldest shopping centers, Lynn Mall is located in the western suburbs seven miles from the city center. It has more than 100 stores plus trendy dining precinct The Brickworks.
Devonport Chocolates
122 reviews
This shop sells handmade gourmet chocolates from the seaside village of Devonport. Its collection with wrappers decorated with pukeko and kiwi birds by local artist Fraser Williams makes a great gift.
Vulcan Lane
102 reviews
This small pedestrian-only lane running between Queen Street and the shopping district known as Chancery is lined with quirky shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants. You’ll also find buskers some days.
La Cigale French Market
231 reviews
This award-winning, French-inspired market is held Saturday from 8am until 1:30pm and Sunday from 9am until 1:30pm. Stallholders sell bread, pastries, cheese, flowers, olive oils, honey, and more.
The Elephant House
63 reviews
Find authentic New Zealand gifts, including greenstone (pounamu) jewelry and bone carvings, pottery, paintings, and prints at this store located down an alley in the historic Parnell Village.

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#1 of 70 Shopping in Auckland Central
It ranges from big box retailers like The Warehouse and Noel Leeming to speciality shops which specialize in jewelry, branded sports gear, electronics, books and fashion.
Been here twice and I've always love it , plenty of shop to go around and restaurants it's enough for me to lost the place coz it big you had everything you need so love it .
#2 of 70 Shopping in Auckland Central
A wonderful market right in Parnell Great food market with so many places to choose from A great farmers market too Wonderful specialty shops everywhere Great home shops too Great parking Very dog friendly
La cigale is an actuaal shop so if you are planning to go, you should call ahead and find out if its on or if its a full market.

Devonport Chocolates

Devonport 3.8 km away
#1 of 8 Shopping in Devonport
Purchased a variety of Tuffel's, the Dark Chocolate Expesso was to die for compared to the commercially made 90% cocoa Chocolate I buy.
Lovely little shop with fantastic chocolates.

Auckland Fish Market

Auckland, New Zealand 1.0 km away
#10 of 156 Shopping in Auckland
Also you can see catch of the day with fresh fish and seafood if you want to buy and cook yourself it’s a great place to shop.
You can buy it fresh to cook yourself or check out the several places in the food court that offer a wide range of cooked seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes to eat.
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Takapuna Markets

Takapuna 7.0 km away
#1 of 3 Shopping in Takapuna
As well as food, you can find a variety of new and used treasures including anything from towels, clothing, Knick knacks, books and lots of NZ souvenirs if you’re visiting NZ and need gifts to take back home.
this is without a doubt the best kept Secret in Auckland the Sunday Takapuna Markets are just the Best the food, the wares, The vegetables and just the general buzz of the place this is a must see and do Market

Miller Road Fragrance Studio

Devonport 3.7 km away
#2 of 8 Shopping in Devonport
The shop space is also full of candles and diffusers and other sweet smelling gift ideas, and it’s worth a visit for a photo opportunity with the gorgeous flower wall.
The class was super fun and so engaging, I would highly recommend it if you like trying new things and learning.

Kiwa Art

Parnell 1.9 km away
#1 of 2 Shopping in Parnell
My advice would be to off on purchasing Green Stone in the touristy shops downtown Auckland and give this shop a visit!
We’ve been to countless handicraft shops and rock galleries around the world.
#5 of 70 Shopping in Auckland Central
Visited The Fantail House (formerly the Elephant House) today and was taken by the beautiful local New Zealand gifts and art available at very reasonable prices.
We visit NZ often and have always shopped at Fan Tail ( under the previous name..Elephant House) They may have a different name but everything else is nearly the same.
#6 of 70 Shopping in Auckland Central
The shop is very well stocked (I always had to restrain myself from spending my entire paycheck there) and the staff are helpful and very patient as I spent ages there agonising over which kiwis to choose!
#7 of 70 Shopping in Auckland Central
Definitely a stop worth taking if you enjoy music and love shopping those record collections.
One floor up is the 2nd hand vinyl shop Dingbats and there is always specials, bargains and hard to find pearls.
#8 of 70 Shopping in Auckland Central
Clothing and many other things a must place to visit
#9 of 70 Shopping in Auckland Central
Located on Queen Street in the heart of the shopping district is this indoor 2-story mall lined with nice shops.
Just walk the length of Queen Street and you'll find everything you could wish to buy.
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#12 of 70 Shopping in Auckland Central
And if you're a tourist you can combine with a walk up Maungawhau/Mt Eden, a lunch or dinner at one of the many local restaurants and a heavenly browse in a very fine bookshop.
This bookshop is an amazing place for a booklover or someone finding a good read.

Westfield St Lukes

Auckland, New Zealand 4.5 km away
#37 of 156 Shopping in Auckland
Really awesome mall with a huge variety of shops under one roof - There's definitely something for everyone!
A large shopping centre with a great range of shops and services.

Dress Smart

Onehunga 8.3 km away
#1 of 2 Shopping in Onehunga
I decided to have a trip to Dress Smart on the 4th of August and had a couple of hours browsing the shops, there are so many to see with lots of choices.
Dress smart is recommended to ladies for regular shopping, feeling good even though just came back from Paris and Milan
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Flagstaff Gallery

Auckland, New Zealand 4.0 km away
#43 of 156 Shopping in Auckland
#17 of 70 Shopping in Auckland Central
#18 of 70 Shopping in Auckland Central
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Smith & Caughey's

Auckland, New Zealand 0.3 km away
#51 of 156 Shopping in Auckland
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BookMark Secondhand Books

Devonport 3.8 km away
#3 of 8 Shopping in Devonport
BookMark is a lovely "old fashioned" bookshop where browsing and deals are welcome.
#20 of 70 Shopping in Auckland Central
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