From Coats to Coffee, Here's our Ultimate Shopping Guide to Havelock North

Beautiful clothes on racks inside The Hanger Havelock North.

The village of Havelock North is known for having some of the best shopping throughout Hawke’s Bay and is a must-visit destination if you are wanting to indulge in some retail therapy.

Words by: Julia Rutherford

 

For a town of 15,000 people, Havelock North seriously punches above its weight in regards to the number of stunning boutiques, incredible second-hand clothing finds and where artisan producers have set up shop.

No matter if you’re in the mood to simply window shop, find a special gift for someone, stock up your pantry or go home with a whole new wardrobe, a day spent perusing the boutiques and treats of Havelock North is highly recommended.

A close up of blue and cream clothes on display inside The Hanger Havelock North.

The Hanger

10 Havelock Road, Havelock North

Havelock Road is a gold mine of shopping destinations to visit when you’re in Havelock North. The first of these is The Hanger, catering to both men's and women's fashion, they stock many sought-after labels such as Assembly Label, RUBY, RM Williams and Stolen Girlfriends Club. The helpful team at The Hanger are on hand to give you styling advice and help you find that missing piece in your collection.

Green and white ceramics on shelves in Cadeaux Havelock North.

Cadeaux

Shop 2/7 Joll Road, Havelock North

Cadeaux in French translates to gifts, and this is exactly what this store does best. Here you will find the perfect gift for someone else and treats galore for yourself as well!

Cadeaux has been on the Havelock North scene for over 20 years and has earned a well-deserved reputation for being the place to go for beautiful homewares, kitchenware, accessories, and so much more. With complimentary gift wrapping and expert help on hand, shopping in Cadeaux is such a lovely experience you’ll be finding any excuse to head back right away.

nic&cole

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5 Havelock Road, Havelock North

If you’re wanting a dose of luxury on your shopping trip, then you are highly advised to include a visit to nic&cole.

Emulating a department store experience, owner Nicole has established a boutique that presents a carefully curated collection of New Zealand’s leading women’s designer fashion. These include brands such as Juliette Hogan, Kathryn Wilson, Saben, Karen Walker and more. Take your time browsing in-store, there’s so much to marvel at, especially the gorgeous changing room area, complete with a hydrangea wall - perfect for an impromptu photo shoot.

Red, cream and white homewares on display inside Annabelle's Havelock North.

Annabelle's

5E Havelock Road, Havelock North

Walking into Annabelle’s bright and airy space, you are instantly captivated by the colour, prints, and so many pretty items. This boutique is an ode to interior design, and products are sourced from around the world to bring a unique offering to Havelock North. From one-of-a-kind furniture pieces to luxurious textiles, to lighting and decor, there is an eclectic vibe at Annabelle’s which means there’s likely to be a piece or two that will suit your home and tastes.

The busy interior of Bellatino's Food Lovers Market.

Bellatino's Food Lovers Market

2A Treachers Lane, Havelock North

Owners of Bellantinos Phil and Larni are lovers of fine food and wanted to share this passion with their community. They have two stores in Hawke’s Bay, and one is luckily located in Havelock North.

Affectionately referred to as a ‘food lovers’ market’, this is the place to go to stock up on the best local produce, fine wines and artisan food. They also have an extensive range of hard-to-find Italian and other imported ingredients, so just the place to head to if you are in need of something special. While you’re browsing, pick up a fresh salad or sandwich made in-house by the Bellantinos’ chef, you won’t regret it!

A window display at Diahann Boutique Havelock North.

Diahann Boutique

8 Joll Road, Havelock North

Stylish women's fashion is the modus operandi of Diahann Boutique on the bustling Joll Road in Havelock North. With over 40 years of experience passed down through different generations, this boutique is a place you can go and know you will receive outstanding service and, time after time, find clothing items you love and want to take home.

Both popular local and international brands are stocked at Diahann, such as Trelise Cooper, Yu Mei Handbags, Camilla and Marc and Rains. And if you have a shopping companion with you that’s getting slightly weary, no worries, set them up on the inviting leather sofa by the changing room, and you’re free to browse away.

Books on shelves at Wardini Books Havelock North.

Wardini Books

16 Te Mata Road, Havelock North

Wardini Books is everything you want in an independent bookstore, character and charm galore, helpful staff and, most importantly, the best range of books on offer.

Run by Louise and Gareth, who between them have experience as a teacher, children’s entertainer and magician and who aim to provide a space that honours reading with a touch of magic. If you are after recommendations or help to find a book you can’t quite remember the details of, the Wardini team are on hand to help with their vast literary knowledge.

The entrance to Nostalgia Boutique.

Nostalgia Boutique

8 Havelock Road, Havelock North

With over 25 years of experience and Hawke’s Bay’s original designer clothing consignment store, Nostalgia Boutique knows a thing or two about stocking and selling beautiful second-hand fashion. This is the place to go to get your sustainable shopping fix, and you never know what absolute finds there’ll be in store. Alongside these recycled designer fashion pieces, there’s also a small range of vintage and handmade New Zealand homewares, so it’s the perfect chance to find something for your home as well.

Paper bags of Hawthorne Coffee on a counter.

Get your coffee beans from the very best

The Hawke’s Bay region is known for being home to many incredible coffee roasters and in Havelock North there happen to be two of the best. Take this shopping opportunity to stock up on some freshly roasted beans and any other coffee paraphernalia you might need from either Hawthorne Coffee Roastery or Workroom (operated by Firsthand Coffee Roasters). And while you are making the stop off, you may as well order a cup to enjoy and perhaps a pastry from Ya Bon, after all, you can work up an appetite when you’re out shopping!

The entrance to Hunt and Seek Havelock North.

Hunt & Seek

Shop 4/1 Napier Road, Havelock North

Hunt & Seek specialises in both men's and women's fashion, and they stock a range of local and international brands. From everyday styles to special occasionwear, there are pieces here that cover you no matter what you are up to or what event you may be going to. The friendly team at Hunt & Seek are more than happy to help you find what you are looking for, and it’s always handy to have an expert second opinion.

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