Beach Boutiques & Village Vibes of Raumati and Paraparaumu Beach

The green and pink exterior of The Wilderness store in Paraparaumu.
Take a leisurely stroll around the neat boutiques of Raumati and Paraparaumu Beach.

Goldie

Clothes and homewares on display on shelves in a retail store.
Place Hutt Valley
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Nestled in the seaside village of Eastbourne and online, Goldie is a beautiful home and lifestyle corner store (and paradise) for design lovers.

Schrödinger's Books

Male worker behind the counter of an independent bookstore in Petone Lower Hutt
Place Hutt Valley Lower Hutt

As the winner of NZ's Best Bookshop Award in 2021, Schrödinger's Books will hold any bookworm captive with its well-curated selection of books housed in a beautifully restored space in Petone.

Take Me Back Traders

Eclectic mix of ceramics and vintage prints on walls and shelves of vintage secondhand shop
Place Hutt Valley Upper Hutt

Take a trip down memory lane at Take Me Back Traders, a family-run vintage and retro store that specialises in sourcing one-off treasures – from unique collectables to furniture and homeware.

Goodness Boutique

Street view looking into clothing store Goodness in Lower Hutt Wellington
Place Hutt Valley Lower Hutt
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Goodness Boutique is a mainstay on Jackson Street, Petone, providing great wardrobe choices to the fine people of greater Wellington since 2005.

The Merry Go Round

Retro posters on the wall, an old Space Invaders arcade game, and a vintage wooden table laden with retro crockery for sale at The Merry Go Around.
Place Hutt Valley
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Head to The Merry Go Round to find out why one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Humble & Grand

Homewares on display on shelves at a retail store in Upper Hutt.
Place Hutt Valley

Making its home in Upper Hutt is Humble & Grand, a homeware store stocking an assortment of contemporary and classic goodies.

Forage Merchants of Wellington

Interior of an artisan food shop with chilli oil on shelves, retro lampshades and antique chairs and table
Place Hutt Valley Lower Hutt
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With a range that includes food and drink, health and beauty, art, music and so much more, Forage Merchants celebrates the very best of what the greater Wellington region has to offer.

Wanda Harland Design Store

Colourful clothes and candles displayed inside Wanda Harland in Petone.
Place Hutt Valley
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Balancing fun and frivolity with being kind to our planet, Wanda Harland is a store in Petone that sells a range of sustainable home goods designed to last the distance.

Hendrix Lifestyle Store

A woman working behind a white counter in a beautifully decorate store.
Place Kāpiti Coast
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Located just minutes from the beach at Waikanae, Hendrix Home & Lifestyle Store is a one-stop shop for all your seaside living needs.

Penray Gardens

A fruit and vegetable display inside a large barn.
Place Kāpiti Coast
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Penray Gardens is a pick-your-own paradise located in Ōtaki on the Kāpiti Coast.

Good as Gold

A colourful window display at Good as Gold in Wellington.
Place Wellington
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​​From the giant yellow smiley faces peering down at you to the curiously carpeted walls and display stands, Good as Gold in Wellington is a fashion store that likes to do...

Iris Store + Studio

The front window inside Iris Store + Studio in Wellington.
Place Wellington
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Nestled in a creative corner of Wellington and surrounded by like-minded boutique neighbours, Iris Store + Studio is much more than a one-stop shop for all your beauty needs.

Embracing the Thrift - Second Hand Shopping Wellington

Denim overalls and hats on a wall at Emporium Vintage Boutique Wellington.
Nothing beats the thrill of stumbling across something special on the racks (the best finds are rewarded after a good scavenge) and Wellington is the place to be when hunting for vintage bargains.

The Axe

The exterior of a building painted in white and light purple.
Place Wellington

A beautifully curated furniture and homeware store with a twist.

The Wilderness

Flowers and candles on display on white shelves inside The Wilderness.
Place Kāpiti Coast Paraparaumu Editor's Pick
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A Kāpiti Coast provider of stunning florals and indoor plants, The Wilderness is your go-to for any occasion that requires a bunch.

Milk + Ginger

Coats and winter clothes on display on racks.
Place Kāpiti Coast Paraparaumu
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A hub of quality, affordable fashion and lifestyle in the heart of Raumati Beach, Milk + Ginger is a store well worth visiting when in town.

Abel Fabriek

The interior on the Abel perfume lounge in Wellington.
Place Wellington

Hidden away from street view on the main Aro Valley shopping strip, you’ll find Abel Fabriek, part perfumery, part elegant retail store.

Monkfish

Open fridge door showing chilled white wine and bubbles at Monkfish, Wellington.
Place Wellington
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A cosy refillery and off-licence that’s strictly about good vibes, Monkfish is your Vivian Street stop for your beer, wine, and spirits needs.

Vessel

Pottery in window display.
Place Wellington

Vessel specialises in artisan products, with an emphasis on locally made pottery. You could spend a day perusing the exquisite bowls, plates, and cups.

Bottega

New Italian deli food shop Bottega.
Place Wellington
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Authentic Italian delicatessen Bottega is borne from a desire to bring a taste of home to the neighbourly suburb of Berhampore,

Zelati

Woman holding ice cream on cone.
Place Wellington
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From the texture to the rich, bright flavours, their range of sorbet and gelato offerings are impressive on the palate and pleasing to the eye.

Untouched World

Woman working behind the counter at Untouched World in Wellington.
Place Wellington
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If there’s one clothing store that really understands sustainability, it’s Untouched World. The first and only lifestyle fashion company in the world to be recognised by the United Nations for sustainability, Untouched World gets things right from the get-go.

RUBY Wellington

Customers at the counter in RUBY, Wellington.
Place Wellington
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A New Zealand favourite brand is well at home in Old Bank Arcade.

Kowtow

The shop interior of Kowtow Wellington clothing store, New Zealand.
Place Wellington
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Kowtow inspires shoppers to think a little more before handing over their credit card.

Good Housekeeping

Chairs, plants and brooms for sale at Good Housekeeping Wellington shop, New Zealand.
Place Wellington

An eco-friendly and DIY shop by the owners of The Powder Room.

Wanda Harland

Womenswear on display on racks inside Wanda Harland Wakefield Street store in Wellington, New Zealand.
Place Wellington
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If the clothes in your wardrobe are looking a little dull, a trip to Wanda Harland is in order.

Union Tattoo

A man tattooing at Union Tattoo, Wellington.
Place Wellington
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Covering a variety of tattoo styles, including fine line and delicate works, the team at Union Tattoo liaise closely with clients from paper to skin.

Sustainability Trust

Plants on display.
Place Wellington

An organisation with a big heart, working for a greener city and a fairer community.

Natty

Close up of items to buy.
Place Wellington

Part studio, part shop, this sweet space in the middle of Beramphore has come a long way from its previous life as a butchery.

Aro Video

A television.
Place Wellington

Stocking an eclectic selection of quality films for hire, Aro Video offers just an inkling of hope that the Internet hasn’t killed the DVD, yet.

Yoyo

Furniture inside the store.
Place Wellington

Yoyo celebrates the creative talent of New Zealand designers in furniture, homeware and lighting.

Bicycle Junction

Close up of a woman on a bike.
Place Wellington
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Catching on to the retro cycles trend, the clever people behind Bicycle Junction's new neighbourhood bikery, describe themselves as “Urban Specialists”.

Deadly Ponies

Black bag by red wall.
Place Wellington
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Deadly Ponies have delivered collection after collection of iconic leather goods, each with its own personality.

Caughley

A woman sorting through racks.
Place Wellington
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Nestled down Ghuznee Street in the thriving creative heart of Wellington’s Cuba Quarter you’ll find CAUGHLEY - an ever-changing hub of independent high-quality fashion, timeless accessories, exceptional shoes and sought-after jewellery. Founded in 2015 by Rachael Caughley, the store is home to carefully selected pieces from coveted international brands and emerging New Zealand designers.

Ziggurat Fashion Exchange

Close up of shoes and suitcases.
Place Wellington
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A Cuba Street vintage shopping treasure trove.

Smack Bang

A pink wall with shelving units covered in colourful dog chew toys.
Place Wellington

A real eye for detail and a love of interiors mean Smack Bang is nothing short of stunning.

Wellington Apothecary

Beauty products and soaps on display on wooden shelves.
Place Wellington
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Find a complete range of botanical tonics, teas and skincare, all handmade in small batches at this local apothecary.

Slow Boat Records

View of inside the store at Slow Boat Records, Wellington.
Place Wellington

If you prized hours of crate-digging or the thrill of a new favourite sound, make this your next port of call.

Pegasus Books

Books on display.
Place Wellington

Pegasus truly is a bibliophile’s delight.

twenty-seven names

Clothes on display.
Place Wellington
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Unique to Wellington’s offering of New Zealand boutique designer fashion is twenty-seven names, with the first store of designers Rachel Easting and Anjali Stewart open on Vivian Street.

Iko Iko

Cards and posters on display inside Iko Iko Cuba Street, Wellington shop.
Place Wellington

The home of all things fun and fancy free, Iko Iko will treat you to something just a little different.

Dr Morse Tattoo Studio

The studio space.
Place Wellington
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Far from your regular tattoo studio, Dr Morse is well worth seeking out.