If you haven't been to the High Street District recently, it's definitely worth a visit. It provides the perfect open-air shopping environment, with streets lined with plenty of stores that offer an eclectic mix of independent fashion, mainstream brands, on-trend footwear and gifts.

While you stroll along the intimately scaled High Street, don't forget to take a moment to appreciate the heritage architecture, urban grit, public art, and native trees.

 

The Best for Fashion Staples 

 

If you're looking to build your foundational wardrobe, you've got some great options in the High Street District. For simple, quality basics for men, head to Mr. Simple; the name says it all! AIMAI and Moochi also stock some great essential pieces, and AS Colour is a much-loved classic!

 

The Best of Cool and Quirky Stores

 

There are some amazing stores filled with vibrant and playful pieces in this district. Strangely Normal stock ‘50s and ’60s inspired menswear, as well as plenty of interesting 1950s, inspired shirts. We also love Gorman, filled with fun prints and unique, bright colours. 

 

The Best Streetwear 

 

There is no shortage of stylish Streetwear brands in the High St District. Prior Store stocks a range of new and vintage items for both men and women. You’ll also find an impressive range of premium Streetwear brands at Prosper, Loaded and Parlour. 

 

The Best Sustainable Brands 

 

The High Street District is the perfect place for sustainable shopping, as it’s home to great brands that are championing sustainability. NZ made, Alchemy Equipment is a great option, they offer effortlessly stylish products, made from recycled and biodegradable materials. 


If you’re looking to reduce the footprint of your wardrobe through second-hand shopping, Tatty’s, and Emporio U are great places to do so.

 

The Best Footwear 

 

With plenty of footwear retailers to pick from, shoe lovers will love this district. Mi Piaci is the ultimate destination for luxurious shoes to elevate anyone’s wardrobe. If you’re after a new pair of sneakers, be sure to check out Loaded, Trainers Skateboarding and Edit. Another fan favourite is Timberland, well known for their premium boots.

 

The Best for Accessories 

 

Accessories are a great way to express your style and top off your look! There are plenty of beautiful jewellery options to select from. We’re loving Layla Kaisi, Jewlellers Workshop, Carats and Nolan and Vada. For a new pair of glasses or sunglasses, be sure to check out Bailey Nelson.

 

The Best Book Stores 

 

Hight Street is the ideal destination for book worms. One of our favourites is the cozy, leading independent book shop, Unity Books. Jason books and rare books are also great stores to check out.

Best for Gifting 

 

Shut the Front Door is sure to spark some gift-giving inspiration. Pick up something exclusive and unique from Pauanesia or a beautiful self-care product from Aesop. 

Last updated: 18 February 2022

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