Shop till you drop in Auckland


Being New Zealand's busiest city, it's unsurprising that Auckland plays host to some of its most best shopping areas. From high quality boutiques to vintage stores, from big name labels to traditional Maori designs, you will find it all on the streets of Auckland.britomart auckland
With so much on offer, however, it is worth knowing a bit about the various shopping districts before you head out. Here is the low down on the main places to shop in the city.
The Britomart Precinct
The first place that will pop into most Auckland natives' heads when you say shopping is Britomart. By the gorgeous and historic waterfront, you can find lots of great, high fashion outlets. Of all the shopping precincts it's almost certainly the best one for choice, with both the quirky, the trendy, the cheap and the haute couture available. The biggest shopping gallery is the Atrium on Takutai, which plays host to Ted Baker and MAC Pro. What's even better, once you're finished shopping you can relax in one of the many bars and restaurants nearby.
While Britomart might be more popular, there is nowhere hipper to do your shopping in Auckland than Ponsonby. This is where you'll find the more out there outlets and the quirky stores, stuffed with clothing from some of the country's coolest designers. If you're looking to furnish your flat and looking for something funky, you'll find some supercool kitchenware and furniture. Or, if you prefer, just sit down at one of the cafes, grab a coffee and watch the local colour as it marches up and down the street.
So if Britomart is the busiest and Ponsonby is the coolest, then what kind of shopping district is Newmarket? It's the swankiest, that's what. Here is where the most glamorous stores in Auckland call home and where the most fashionable and, let's face it, richest shoppers go to pick up designer wares. As well as stores from designers such as Karen Walker and Kate Sylvester, it also boasts 24 shoe stores.
Remuera is a great place to go for stylish stores. Located in a suburb of Auckland known for its sophisticated residents, it's a great place to shop if you like to relax as you shop. The stores are always busy but never jammed and you can stroll from shop to shop down the elegant streets at your leisure.


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