In the heart of the city there are a number of amazing retailers found throughout Britomart, High Street, Commercial Bay, and Queen Street. Maybe it’s time for a revamp of your wardrobe or you are wanting to add a few new pieces to brighten your home or self ahead of summer. Whatever the reason, here is some inspiration for retailers in the city centre to explore now we are able to visit again.

Garments and accessories displayed in showroom

Fabric for women's fashion | 2c Commerce Street 

FABRIC is one of the chicest boutiques in the city centre, housing a huge range of carefully selected women’s clothing and accessories from international brands such as Comme des Garcons, Frank & Eileen, Isabel Marant, Maison Kitsune amongst others.


Edmund Hillary for men’s fashion | Commercial Bay

Inspired by the 1953 Everest Expedition, Edmund Hillary in Commercial Bay features a sturdy and impressive array of lifestyle clothing. The design is seasonless, durable, and carefully crafted with natural materials and fibres. When you buy from Edmund Hillary, you are making an investment, and also making a commitment to high-quality products which will last you a lifetime, being a loyal companion with you on your many adventures. 

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Lorna Jane for activewear | Commercial Bay

For everything activewear, Lorna Jane is the go to destination. Lorna Jane’s ethos is simple, it’s not about eating less or trying to look like someone else, it’s about feeling good about yourself and being the best version of who you are. The designs are fashion forward, but also made to last and suit your busy and active lifestyle, from cycling in the park, high intensity runs, or at home workouts. There’s no sacrificing on style with Lorna Jean.


Scarpa for shoes | Commercial Bay

A new pair of shoes can completely revitalise your outfit, and Scarpa always has a steady stream of new and designer footwear stocked in their Commercial Bay store. Maybe you are looking for the perfect pair of strappy sandals, or maybe you are wanting some comfortable but stylish heels for a night out on the town. With brands like Stella McCartney, Beau Coops, and Rag & Bone, you’ll have an amazing selection to choose from.

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Unity for books | 19 High St 

Everyone’s favourite indie bookstore, it’s nearly impossible to walk past Unity Books without sneaking in and buying some new reading material to sink your teeth into. To justify all that spending, Unity Books also offers a loyalty card which quickly gets filled up with credit to fund your future purchases.  With up to date selections of new novels, essays, and non-fiction works, Unity is packed full of incredible books from all over the world. If you are overwhelmed with the selection there are always staff picks on display, or you can simply stay a bit longer to browse and make that perfect choice. 


Citta for homeware | Commercial Bay

Citta is a beautifully curated store, with a wide variety of homeware which are all impeccably modern yet timeless. Drawing on natural tones and textures, the furniture and homeware at Citta is designed with care and purpose. We love in particular the Piccadilly coloured glass tumblers, coming in a range of colours from amber, olive, and smoke brown. Another favourite is the Daily Armchair which takes inspiration from the classic mid-century design. 


Ecoya for candles | Commercial Bay

Sometimes a home doesn’t quite feel complete without an Ecoya candle lit on the coffee table, giving off a delectable and comforting scent. The soy candles all feature an amazing array of smells, the likes of cedarwood and leather, guava and lychee sorbet, and juniper berry and mint. It’s not just candles Ecoya has on offer, but diffusers, sanitisers, room sprays, bodycare, and kitchen needs. Perfect for a gift or of course a little splurge for your own indulgence. 


Hikoco for cosmetics | 205 Queen St 

Hikoco should be your next stop for all things self care, from skin to hair to beauty. This Korean beauty store features an amazing collection of products to pamper yourself. Whether you are looking for a facial mist, a sleep mask, or a hair styling serum, Hikoco stocks it all. 

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Last updated: 18 November 2021