Monday9:30 am – 5:30 pm.
Tuesday9:30 am – 5:30 pm.
Wednesday9:30 am – 5:30 pm.
Thursday9:30 am – 5:30 pm.
Friday9:30 am – 5:30 pm.
Saturday9:30 am – 5:30 pm.
Sunday9:30 am – 5:30 pm.
18 Harbour Street
At the edge of the Heritage Precinct you’ll find Housekeepers Design. Located in an old grain store, the building itself is something worth exploring. And explore you must because Housekeepers is home to a huge range of New Zealand and Australian brands designed for a life well lived. Whether you’re redecorating, need a wardrobe update or are shopping for a gift, it’s easy to find something unique here.
In the way of clothing, Housekeeper’s racks are lined with fabrics that are hard to resist. Cotton, wool, silk, linen, leather and other natural fibres tie the different collections together into one cohesive offering. Brands range from Maaike to Company of Strangers to Stolen Girlfriends Club, and pieces span the spectrum from classic basics to funky, bold caftans and dresses. Accessorize with leather goods from Status Anxiety, sunnies from Valley Eyewear or a new pair of shoes from Woden. Try whatever you’d like on in the spacious changing rooms.
Continuing on in terms of sensory delight, Housekeepers has soaps, candles, diffusers and room sprays from the likes of Ashely + Co and Citta. If relaxing and self-care is your thing, you’ll need more than a few minutes to browse the face, hair and body products. Smell and test them all then take away your favourites to add some luxury into your day-to-day.
Finally, Housekeepers is all about curating the home environment, which is why they stock mulberry silk pillowcases, George Street linen, indoor plant supplies, pillows, soft throws, picture frames and other covetable objects. Browse it all at your own pace.
Words by Olivia Sisson & Photography by Nancy Zhou
18 Harbour Street
Near Housekeepers Design
2A Harbour Street
Set in Ōamaru's historic Harbour Street, the Larder is home to delicious homemade preserves, daily lunch boxes and a range of high quality products and provisions. There’s an abundance of choice whether you’re looking to feast your eyes or fill your puku.
Deja Moo & Harbour Street Bakery
4 Harbour Street, South Hill, Oamaru
Ice cream and carbs, the perfect combo. You’ll find loaves on the left and scoops on the right.
Everything’s made from scratch with a lot of love and zero nasties. This stuff is famous because it’s
Harbour Street, South Hill, Oamaru
Ōamaru’s Heritage Precinct is an ode to tradition. In this way it only makes sense that it’s home to Craftwork - an award winning, small scale, Belgian brewery run by brewing couple, Lee-Ann Scotti and Michael O’Brien.
9 Harbour Street
Not quite a gallery or a studio, Grainstore is an emporium of local artist Donna Demente’s larger than life paintings and sculptures and the ephemera that informs them. Climb up the stairs and be immersed in her creative world.