Fill Your Cup With Hamilton's Best Creative Boutiques and Galleries

Inside Soul Gallery in Hamilton.
This is one sure-fire way to soak up the city's artistic energy.

Le Fleur

Vases on shelves at Le Fleur Florist.
Place Hamilton

Add a touch of beauty to your day with a visit to the enchanting Le Fleur Florist.

Soul Gallery

Black and white portraits of women on the wall.
Place Hamilton

If you’re in need of a dose of inspiration, hightail it to the creative and cheerful Soul Gallery over on Barton Street. Here, you have permission to lose yourself in all things eclectic and colourful, celebrating the true meaning of New Zealand-made art, crafts and treasures.

Fox & Frame

Woman working behind the counter at Fox & Frame.
Place Hamilton

If you’re the type to add gallery walls to your Pinterest board, listen up. It’s time to stop dreaming and start doing with Hamilton’s custom picture framing and antique store, Fox & Frame.

The Flower Crate

A woman holding a bright and colourful bouquet outside The Flower Crate.
Place Hamilton

Selling freshly cut flowers for you to take home, wall hanging fernery, shrubs, orchids, roses and daffodils – The Flower Crate is always well stocked with whatever is in season.

Riverbank Lane

Looking down the lane towards the river.
Place Hamilton
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A place to meet, eat and drink, Riverbank Lane is home to a number of bespoke businesses that together create a charming difference to Hamilton's main street.

Framing House

Close up of frames at The Framing House Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

A conservation framing service and store selling handcrafted, functional pieces for the home.

Browsers Quality Secondhand Bookshop

A blue vintage fan sitting next to books.
Place Hamilton

Impressive for its sheer array of books, as well as clever, quirky design, Browsers is a book lover’s paradise

Punnet Eatery

The outside of Punnet Eatery surrounded by big green bushes.
Place Hamilton
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Nestled amongst fruit trees, herb bushes and shrubs, Punnet Eatery is a home away from home for frequent visitors thanks to its homely interior, epic kids playground and family-run ethos.

Lovegrove Lane

Lovegrove Lane in Hamilton.
Place Hamilton
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Bring your basket, your yoga mat and positive vibes, and walk away charmed by Lovegrove Lane.


Clothing on racks with vintage artwork above at Found Store in Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

For you, your home, and the planet, FOUND wraps up individuality, sustainability, and style in a pretty bow for you to explore at leisure.

Texas Radio

Jeans folded on shelves.
Place Hamilton

We all know what it’s like to try on (what feels like) millions of jeans until you inevitably leave the shop frustrated and hopeless.

Casabella Lane

Sills and Co sign in laneway
Place Hamilton

Casabella Lane is as enchanting as it sounds - but you’d miss it if you weren’t paying attention. This little lane between Barton and Anglesea Streets is bursting full of treasures, and with 17 locally-owned stores, there’ll be something that catches your eye no matter your interests.

Dial-Up Summer With 10 Of The Best Things To Do In Hamilton

Surrealist gardens at Hamilton Gardens.
If there’s one way to make our favourite season even better, this is it.


Man fixing a yellow bike.
Place Hamilton

Electrify has grown from humble kiwi beginnings with a marquee and a couple of bikes to a now 200m² building. The popularity for e-bikes is growing as people come from all over for the team's willingness to give honest, and helpful advice (without the sales pitch).


Close up of feminine clothes on a rack.
Place Hamilton

True’s range of beautiful, ethical European labels are carefully laid out and arranged to help you curate your look with timeless style.

RUBY Hamilton

Details of jewellery and accessories at RUBY Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

Fun, feminine and almost painfully gorgeous, visit RUBY for a dose of NZ fashion done well.

Recycle Boutique Hamilton

The entrance to Recycle Boutique, Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

A place to buy pre-loved or vintage fashion.

Spend Consciously At Hamilton’s Best Sustainable Stores

Colourful items and a rack of vintage clothing from FOUND store in Hamilton.
This is the definition of feel-good shopping.

Inspire Flower & Garden Shop

Bunch of flowers for sale at Inspire Flower & Garden Shop, Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

A place to find flowers, pots, plants and little gifts.

Fox Kennedy Barbers

Close up of hair products inside Fox Kennedy barber in Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

Fox Kennedy is sprucing up the men of Hamilton.


Hats and shorts on display inside Crate clothing store Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

Fashion forward fellas are spoilt for choice at modern Hamilton clothing store, Crate.

Little Mash

Close up of kids shoes inside Little Mash kids clothing store Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

Those with small humans in their life need to check out Little Mash.

Trek 'n' Travel

Rab puffer jackets on racks at Trek 'n' Travel, Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

A specialist outdoor and adventure shop for the young and the young-at-heart.

Flax Roots Tattoo

Man sitting talking to clients.
Place Hamilton

Well-known throughout town for their specialist skills, customers come from all over for the Flax Roots tattoo experience.


Workers talk to a customer.
Place Hamilton

From dresses to pants as well as a ‘Fancy’ line, this stunning little boutique has you covered (quite literally) for any occasion.

The Design Depot

Close up of cups and a tray on a bed.
Place Hamilton

The one stop shop for finding the perfect items for your home, whatever your style.

Harper Inc.

Woman rearranges hangers at Harper Inc, Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

For modern pieces that will stand the test of time Harper Inc is your place to go.

Sisters on London

Superga shoes on display at Sister on London, Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

Bright, colourful, feminine and quirky, there’s a lot to love about this fashion boutique with an ethos on beautiful clothes that are made to last.

Sun Salute

A print on the wall and entrance to studio.
Place Hamilton

A holistic health hub with a warm environment and conscientious service.

Needle in the Hay

The drinks menu at Needle in the Hay, Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

A clever and quirky shop with an eccentric and eclectic offering of goods.

9 Best Independent New Zealand Florists to Celebrate Spring

Close up of a bouquet.
Are you ready for a fresh bunch of blooms as we head into Spring? Here's where to go for your floral fix.

Shhh, We've Discovered New Zealand’s Best Hidden Laneways

David Bowie mural on Hannah's Laneway in Wellington.
Go beyond the guidebooks and explore our favourite secret laneways. You won't regret it.

Indulge in Retail Therapy, We've Found the Neatest Places to Shop in Hamilton

Pink clothes on racks.
From clothing stores to bookshops, we’ve scoured the city from Hamilton East to Frankton for the neatest places to indulge in a bit of retail therapy.