How to Support Christchurch Retail Businesses
A directory of where and how to shop local Christchurch retailers post-lockdown.
Ever since the 2020 lockdown, retail businesses have had to get creative to reach their audience. Revealing the age-old Kiwi ingenuity in spades. The businesses on this list have been adapting and adjusting their offering to keep the cogs turning and the lights on (whatever the levels). Christchurch retailers need us right now and hopefully, you can continue to support local and shop independently.
120 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch
Scorpio Books is famous for being one of the city’s best independent bookshops and has long been a part of the fabric of the inner city. There's no better way to show your appreciation than by ordering your next book online. You can choose delivery, arrange a Click & Collect or visit them in-store at Level 2.
Follow @scorpiobooks for new updates.
3 Garlands Road, Woolston, Christchurch
The Tannery plays host to an ever-growing, yet carefully curated selection of stylish shops and dining options. Amongst this line-up of impressive independent retailers, there is a bunch offering customers the chance to browse and purchase during Level 2 and 3.
These include homewares and gift store Bolt of Cloth, Morgan & Page boutique, thoughtful children's store Little Folk, contemporary jewellery pieces from The Filing Kabinett, photography vouchers for Rhonda Stove Portrait, Fabric House who have fabrics, fabrics and more fabrics, Magma Gallery offering bespoke framing options and florist Mrs Bottomly's Flowers.
246 High Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch
For the best of local and international fashion offerings, Infinite Definite is your one-stop-shop. They continue to sell all the goods during Level 3 via contactless delivery, or contactless Click and Collect. Best of all, they are offering free shipping on all NZ orders during level 3 (excluding oversized items). Orders can be placed online or by phone on 03 371 7465.
Follow @infinitedefinite for the latest updates.
Recycle Boutique Christchurch
248 High Street, Christchurch CBD, Christchurch
Recycle Boutique is certainly one of the more sustainable ways to get a fashion fix in the city. Through a process of clever curation, Recycle Boutique aim to blend designer boutique, high street goodies and vintage wares in one spot. The online store is open at Level 3 and they are uploading new stock every day with free shipping for orders over $100. Recycle Boutique's physical stores will be reopening at Level 2.
Head over Heels
250 High Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch
Head Over Heels always has an enviable range of killer shoes. Lucky for us, they are still operating their online store 24/7 with free shipping on all orders over $199 and contactless pick up from the store in Christchurch. Look out for new NZ shoe designer Bronwyn who has a colourful selection of mules and sandals guaranteed to bring some spring to your step.
Follow @headoverheelsnz for all the latest news.
16/42 Marriner Street, Sumner, Christchurch
Give yourself the gift of an at-home facial with your favourite range of cos-medical and cosmeceutical skincare and body products available for delivery from Renaissance, you deserve it! If you feel like sharing, you can pass the promise of relaxation to a friend or family with a Renaissance Gift Voucher (wrapped or instant e-voucher options available). Free courier and or contactless pick-up, it's up to you.
Follow @renaissance_sumner for all the latest news.
Christchurch Central City, Christchurch
Pepa Stationery has a wonderful knack for sourcing the quirkiest, quality stationery from around the world. Think notebooks, pens and pencils, journals, greeting cards, stickers and much more. Christchurch customers can arrange contactless Click and Collect or delivery while shopping online. The bricks and mortar shop located in The Arts Centre will be open in Level 2 (with limited people in-store).
Follow @pepastationery.co.nz for all the latest news.
17 Marriner Street, Sumner, Christchurch
Fresh blooms handcrafted into vibrant bouquets can be a real mood booster if you've been feeling the effects of lockdown. They can also be a thoughtful gift for someone needing a pick-me-up. Our friends at Harakeke are offering contactless delivery of fresh flowers and gifts as well as a Click and Collect service. Visit them online or give them a call on 03 3669545.
Follow @harakekeflorist for all the latest updates.
56 London Street, Lyttelton
Looking to keep entertained as we move down the levels? Speedcube NZ have got speedcubes galore to keep you puzzled. They are shipping as normal in Level 3, and their retail store and collection service will be open again at Level 2. The Moyu RS3M is the bestselling entry-level speedcube and The Gan 11M Duo is the Bugatti Veyron of speedcubes for certified speedsters. You can visit them online to find out more about speedcubing and shop the extensive range of speedcubes.
Follow @speedcube.co.nz for all the latest news.
141 Aikmans Road, Merivale, Christchurch
However tempting, we recommend stepping away from the scissors for a lockdown home job and heed the expert advice of Mod's Hair. During Level 3, the team at Mod's are offering zoom consultations for your hair needs with recommendations on products. Mod's root touch up products are perfect to get you through lockdown before you can get back into the salon. You can simply spray the greys away! Order online for home delivery or give them a call on 03 355 8639 or e-mail for contactless pick up at Mods Hair.
Shop 23/166 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch
Perriam’s calling card is quality New Zealand merino and you can get your hands on their beautiful knits now. Visit them online to find knitting kits (always fancied knitting your own scarf?), yarn, knitwear as well as children's and babywear. Click and Collect available in Christchurch and delivered across NZ.
Follow @perriamnz for all the latest news.
Indigo & Provisions
Level 1/28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch
If you're in the market for traditional work-wear, heritage pieces, classic denim and well-made goods, Indigo and Provisions is the place to go. In Level 3 you can shop online with the option of contactless Click & Collect or delivery. At Level 2, in-store shopping is allowed and we dig that.
Follow along @indigoandprovisions for all the latest updates.
Little Riverside Laneways, 6/86 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch
Shopology is a boutique design store well worth discovering. For now, it'll have to be online. On the website, you'll find a collection of NZ arts and crafts including a selection of Glenrups; the much-loved and hardwearing wool felted slippers made out of 95% NZ wool alongside artworks from Christchurch local, Eva Jackson. Shopology offers an online Click and Collect service and courier nationwide.
Follow along @shopologychch for the latest news.
33 London Street, Lyttelton
Henry Trading now has an online shop with a selection of popular bits and pieces from their delightful store. BBold cream deodorant made by two clever sisters in Lyttelton is fast becoming a best seller, and their perennial Flower Press is perfect for collecting and pressing all the new fresh spring flowers. Free delivery available in Lyttelton or pick up from the shop 10am - 2pm daily.
Follow @henrytrading to keep up-to-date with all the news.
Nicola Quinn Beauty and Day Spa
209 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch
Nicola Quinn Beauty and Day Spa have the Rolls Royce of at-home skincare and treatments available to you at your fingertips. With the option to use the click and collect service or courier delivery, you can be confident your skin can stay looking fresh and glowing (despite the stress of the past few weeks!). Level 2 will see them open for treatments again and we couldn't be happier about it.
Follow @nicolaquinnbeauty for all the latest updates.
Absolution Tattoo and Body Piercing
The Art Centre, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch
For anyone looking to adorn their bodies with art, Absolution provides a stylish contemporary studio setting for anything tattoo and body-piercing related. A stalwart of the Christchurch inner-city scene, their experienced staff ensures you’ll be in capable hands. You can buy vouchers online now and be ready in line when they open soon!
Follow @absolution_nz for all the latest updates.
The Crossing, Shop 9, Market Lane
RUBY Christchurch is now open. Rubettes can pop in to say hello, browse the spring collection and also try on their favourite pieces. You can still organise for Click & Collect or delivery direct to your door via their online store. Ruby will help you suss a stylish look for Level 2.
Follow @rubytakessnaps for all the latest news.
A&C Home offer simple and elegant (and ultimately gram-worthy) selection of homewares. The online store is open 24/7, however, deliveries are delayed and will not be dispatched until level three to keep space for the couriers to prioritise essential items. Good news Christchurch, an A&C Home retail store will be opening soon!
Follow @achomestore for all the latest news.
The Arts Centre Level 1, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch
The thoughtfully curated homewares courtesy of Frances Nation are a true celebration of New Zealand made design. With every item made with both delight and durability in mind. Frances Nation is now open and available to shop during level 2. They are also shipping online orders nationwide with Christchurch orders being delivered same or next day.
Follow @frances_nation_home for all the updates from them.
The Colombo 363 Colombo Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Self-described purveyor of fine apparel, footwear and design classics, Stencil are back open again. You can still order online with daily shipping and they will also be open in real life from 9am - 5.30pm at Level 2. Reach out to them with any questions via DM or call them on 03 3746134.
Follow @stencilstore for all the latest news.
451 Colombo Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Embassy is the go-to for premium skateboarding, clothing, accessories and aerosol product since '99. At Level 3 you can shop online at www.embassy.co.nz with Click & Collect available. DM them or call the store on 030746135 to organised your items. Opening their doors from 10am - 6pm at Level 2.
Follow @embassy_skate for sweet skate vids and the latest news.
Beauty at the Tannery
Shop 19, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston, Christchurch
Beauty at the Tannery specialises in all your beauty essentials. The treatment menu is overflowing with exciting options for your body and face and by gosh, you may need it after this last brush with Delta. Beauty at the Tannery will be open at Level 2 or you can purchase vouchers by contacting them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow @beautyatthetannery for all the latest updates on services.
17 New Regent Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch
Groovy Glasses is a shop that’s covered top to toe in great design, from the vintage-inspired interiors to the stars of the show: the impressive exclusive ranges of designer frames, many of which you won’t find elsewhere in Christchurch. Groovy Glasses will have appointments in the showroom for frame viewings, repairs and glasses collections at Level 2. Eye Exams will also be available by appointment. Please call on 033798747 and leave a message or drop them an email to arrange a visit.
Follow @groovyglasses for all the latest news.
University Drive, Ilam, Christchurch
If lockdown had you reaching for your novel, you'll be pleased to hear University Bookshop will be processing online orders at Level 3 (however not open for Click & Collect due to the UC campus closure). At Level 2, University Bookshop will be open to customers from 9.00am - 5.00pm. Feel free to still order online, but they'd love to see you in-store complete with your trendy mask.
Follow @universitybookshopcanterbury for all the latest news.
249 Moorhouse Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch
The National has been at the forefront of the contemporary art scene in Christchurch for over a decade. The gallery is closed under level 3, however, they are able to post deliveries and arrange contact-less collections. Please contact them via email to organise. The current exhibition remains open for a few more days and can be viewed online. Gallery doors will reopen at Level 2.
Follow @TheNational_NZ for all the latest updates.
155 Roydvale Avenue, Russley, Christchurch
54 Hawdon Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Fiksate is excited to get back to the gallery to fulfil online orders and complete framing jobs for customers. Level 2 opening hours will be Wednesday - Friday 11am - 5pm, and Saturdays 10am - 4pm. They can arrange a viewing or framing consultation/pick-up by appointment if these hours don't suit, just give them a call on 03 365 0763 or you can order online at www.fiksate.com.
Follow @fiksate_gallery for all the latest updates.
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