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Where to shop in Auckland – A quick guide

Auckland is known to be New Zealand’s largest city and makes for an amazing destination for shopping as well. Kiwis have been inspired by the fashion industry across the world and then come up with their unique blend of style by fusing the eastern and the western inspirations. If you’re a keen shopper and are looking for the best shopping places in Auckland, you’re blessed! The city has some amazing shopping destinations that you can check out. Here’s a guide to get you through various places that offer a variety of products.

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1. Queen Street

 

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Being the main street of Auckland, Queen Street has one of the widest range of shops and brands that one can ever find. From local shops to high-end luxury brands, you’ll find it all here. The street starts from Downtown, also called as Auckland Harbour, and runs in a straight line for roughly 3 kms. If you’re looking for a premier departmental store, don’t forget to check out Smith and Caughey which is situated roughly around one-third way along the street from the harbour end. Well, if you’re on a mission of shopping, Queen Street is worth starting from.

2. High Street

The High Street runs almost parallel to Queen Street and has some of the best boutiques of the city. If you’re a fashionista, you should totally visit the street for some fashion inspiration! Not only is the High Street famous for boutiques, but also for the best cafes in Auckland! Chuffed and The Shelf have already topped our lists and there are many more to check out. Oh, and yes, don’t forget to get a picture clicked of yourself or just the Vulcan Lane Street when you’re there!

3. Parnell

Parnell was known to be an area for the working class initially, but in the 1970s, it was one of the most fashionable areas of the city by the developer Les Harvey. The Parnell Road has quite a variety of quaint shops that you should check out. Also, Parnell Village, located near the end of Parnell Road has quite some interesting shops that one shouldn’t miss to visit.

4. Newmarket

 

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Newmarket is just near to Parnell and is a great place to explore. The main street of the Newmarket, called Broadway, has some of the branded stores that we’re all familiar with. Also, the streets behind Broadway are amazing places if you just want to hang around and explore. If you’re looking to get some Asian groceries, you should totally check these streets!

5. Britomart

 

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Well, there are a lot of branded shops throughout the city, but what about the ones who love to street shop or want to go for local buys? If you too love street shopping, here’s an amazing destination where you can get access to all sorts of street fashion. Britomart is near to waterfront and has this beautiful architecture that captures the attention immediately. If you want to grab some local fashion outfits or simply want some inspiration from Kiwis, this is a must-visit destination!

6. Devonport

There are quite a lot of clothing stores in the city, but if you’re looking for something else apart from just clothes, head down to Devonport. Here you’ll find all sorts of stores for books, gifts, jewellery, and some designer clothing as well. If you are looking for beautiful artwork as well, you should check out the place for sure since it has so many art galleries portraying amazing works by the local artists.

Well, these were some of the best shopping places in Auckland to look out for. Go all out on a shopping spree and explore as much as you can! These places are definitely worth visiting and you’d love to explore more once you start.

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