The importance of supporting local doesn’t only apply to our hospitality industry — although arguably they are the ones who need it most. Our local retailers, boutiques and brands are also worthy of a boost, so if you’ve had your eye on a new pair of boots or a swish new jacket for autumn, now’s the time to invest. We hope this selection provides inspiration for where to start.
The ultimate go-to for lovers of impeccable cuts and silhouettes, with an emphasis on beautifully-crafted fine natural fabrics.
Stock up on beloved New Zealand brands Workshop and Helen Cherry, as well as international favourites like Isabel Marant, Acne Studios, and new arrivals Low Classic.
For an intoxicating array of precious sparkles, head to Partridge Jewellers. Family-operated in New Zealand since the 1800s, the Partridge name is inexorably entwined with the highest-quality jewels and jewellery designs.
Parker & Co
A leader in the local eyewear field, find in-demand brands such as Celine, Moscot and Victoria Beckham at Parker & Co.
Elle + Riley
Just in time for the weather to cool, Elle + Riley’s luxurious cashmere pieces will keep you cosy in style.
Artisan jeweller Brent Sutcliffe is one of the country’s most skilled craftspeople in the realm of fine jewellery, with over 30 years of experience creating bespoke pieces for discerning clients. A must for exquisite, hand-made pieces of unparalleled quality.
Find Christopher Esber, Matteau, Victoria Beckham, Nanushka and so much more at multi-faceted boutique Muse — as well as excellent pieces under the in-house brand.
With the eighth iteration of the prolific boutique having opened last year in Commercial Bay (ninth, if you count online), Superette’s excellent offering includes the likes of Anine Bing, Bassike, Calvin Klein — and so much more.
For understated luxury in the world of accessories, look no further than leather goods label Yu Mei. Its Commercial Bay store is a haven for the bags and wallets of our dreams.
Kowtow’s sustainability practices and ethical ethos have made it a pioneer in the fashion industry, and its simple, clean-lined wardrobe staples are things you’ll reach for again and again.
Exquisite home and design pieces join an impeccably-curated range of fashion and jewellery, including Jessica McCormack (exclusively stocked at Simon James in New Zealand).
Striking a playful balance of playful palettes and relaxed textures, coupled with feminine elegance, Wynn Hamlyn’s knitwear and suiting in particular is some of the best around. Visit the Commercial Bay store to try on in person.
Championing transparency, sustainability and circularity, womenswear designer Maggie Marilyn’s pieces are uplifting for the conscience, the wearer and the beholder.
Scotties’ selection of highly coveted international brands is some of the best in the country — we can’t go past if for Issey Miyake, Dries Van Noten, Marni and much more.
Family-owned local brand Ruby has you sorted for irreverent, playful pieces that will brighten up your wardrobe.
An emphasis on natural fabrics and effortless silhouettes are the pillars of this Ponsonby Central-based brand.