The city centre is buzzing with a plethora of fantastic shopping precincts, all within a hop skip and jump of each other, making it easy to shop till you drop and get all of your Christmas shopping done in one place. We've rounded up some of the best places to check out in the Britomart, Queen Street and High Street precincts, which all offer unique stores where there's something for everyone. 


From designer fashion boutiques to unique streetwear stores, international beauty brands and more, Britomart is certainly a must-visit shopping destination in the city centre. Here are just some of the many stores to check out when you're there. 

Beauty product showroom

Shopping at Jo Malone London is an undeniably sensual experience: all that soft lighting, cool cream and glass decor, rows and rows of tantalisingly sparkling square-cut bottles and, of course, delicious scents at every breath. 

Commercial Bay

Commercial Bay is Auckland's newest retail, hospitality and commercial precinct with the highest concentration of high quality retail and food and beverage. Home to over 60 designer boutiques, both international and domestic, Commercial Bay is a superb place to shop for Christmas gifts. Plus, if all the shopping tires you out, Commercial Bay's Harbour Eats is a great place to sit down and refuel while being treated to magnificent views of the Waitematā Harbour.


The Flo & Frankie family are lovers of style – hunting down our favourite contemporary local and global fashion and lifestyle brands that bridge the gap between chain stores and exclusive high-end brands.


Founded in 1912, Wittner remains one of the oldest family run businesses in Australia, and has led the Australian footwear industry for more than a century. This history as a shoemaker sets the brand apart.


SOLECT is a destination footwear store offering a curated collection of globally iconic fashion and street brands. Our hand-picked collection brings together smart and casual styles perfect for work or play

Queen Street 

Discover the fantastic shopping offering on this cultural gem of a street in the city centre. Peruse the arcades, laneways, newly opened stores and classic destination shops and you'll be ticking the items off that Christmas list with ease. 


Superdry is an exciting contemporary fashion brand which focuses on high-quality products that fuse vintage Americana and Japanese-inspired graphics with a British style.

High Street District 

The High Street District is known for its buzzing ambience, great public spaces, coffee spots and above all, fantastic shopping. In 2019 some great new gift, homewares and streetwear stores opened to add to its already impressive offering. For a full break down on lunch break shopping on High Street see directly below, as well as some good-to places in the area.  

Shut the front door

Shut the Front Door offers a fun and ever changing range of the coolest products from all over the world, from homewares to fun gifts, books and more, you're guaranteed to find a gift for everyone (and yourself!).

Shelf of products

At Aesop, you can explore and select from a complete range of skin, hair and body care products, distinguished by botanical and laboratory-generated ingredients of the highest quality.

Last updated: 25 December 2020