Neat in the Neighbourhood: Hamilton East

Hamilton East is a suburb brimming with a unique charm that effortlessly blends the old with the new. With its tree-lined streets and a palpable sense of community, this historic quarter offers a more laid-back vibe than the city centre while still pulsing with vibrant, youthful energy.

Wild River & Co

A woman holding a large bouquet of pink flowers.
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It’s rare for a store to blur the lines between floral studio and community hangout spot, but then Wild River & Co.

HANRAD Bespoke Rugs

Two giant rugs on display like paintings inside Hanrad Bespoke Rugs.
Place Hamilton

Seeing HANRAD as ‘just another rug shop’ would be your first mistake; the second would be not going inside.

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

Gallery area at Soul Gallery
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.

Lovegrove Lane

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

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

Wooden displays inside The Framing House Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

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

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 visitors thanks to its homely interior, epic kids' playground and family-run ethos.

Browsers Bookshop

A comfy reading chair at Browsers Quality Secondhand Bookshop, Hamilton.
Place Hamilton Editor's Pick

With an impressive array of books, as well as clever, quirky design, Browsers is a book lover’s paradise.

The Flower Crate

Vases with colourful bouquets of flowers wrapped in brown and white paper.
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.

FOUND

Clothing on racks with vintage artwork above at Found Store in Hamilton.
Place Hamilton Editor's Pick
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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
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We all know what it’s like to try on (what feels like) millions of jeans in a shop until you inevitably leave feeling frustrated and hopeless.

One of a Kind Finds in Hamilton

A colourful rug on a wall at Hanrad Bespoke Rugs Hamilton.
Discover one-of-a-kind finds for yourself or that special someone in Hamilton using our list of eight local luxury businesses.

Casabella Lane

Sills and Co sign in laneway
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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.

Electrify

Man fixing a yellow bike.
Place Hamilton

People come from all over for Electrify's willingness to give honest, and helpful advice (without the sales pitch).

True

The interior of True clothing store in Hamilton.
Place Hamilton
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True’s range of beautiful, ethical European labels is 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
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Fun, feminine and almost painfully gorgeous, visit RUBY for a dose of NZ fashion done well.

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.

Recycle Boutique Hamilton

The entrance to Recycle Boutique, Hamilton.
Place Hamilton
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A place to buy pre-loved or vintage fashion.

Crate

Hats and shorts on display inside Crate clothing store Hamilton.
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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.
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Those with small humans in their life need to check out Little Mash.

Fox Kennedy Barbers

Entrance to Fox Kennedy barber in Hamilton.
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Fox Kennedy is sprucing up the men of Hamilton.

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.

Sun Salute

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

Sisters on London

Jeans and orange jerseys on shelves in Sisters of London store in Hamilton.
Place Hamilton
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Bright, colourful, feminine and quirky, there’s a lot to love about this fashion boutique with an ethos of beautiful clothes that are made to last.

Flax Roots Tattoo

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

Harper Inc.

Woman rearranges hangers at Harper Inc, Hamilton.
Place Hamilton
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For modern pieces that will stand the test of time, Harper Inc is the place to go.