Commercial Bay is the new toast of Auckland, filled with an incredible retail offering as well as world-class dining and hospitality. Spend a day exploring everything that is on offer, and be prepared to head home with heavy shopping bags and a full stomach!
Take a stroll through the laneways
Reminiscent of the laneways in cities like Melbourne, the laneways at Commercial Bay are sleek and stylish with open air vibes and will immediately get you in the mood to go on a shopping spree.
Check out NZ Designers in Little Queen St
Local designers in New Zealand are making waves in the global fashion scene, from Elle + Riley Cashmere to Yu Mei, and twenty-seven names. Commercial Bay has an impressive array of New Zealand designers situated on the Little Queen Street laneways which show off the best our small country has to offer.
Have a lunch break at Harbour Eats
Take a trip to all four corners of the world at Harbour Eats, an internationally rich food hall which caters to all tastes. If you are in a group and everyone is in the mood for something different during a lunchtime break, Harbour Eats will be the best answer. From juicy burgers to spicy ramen, fresh poke bowls or sizzling paella, the choices are endless.
Next stop: big international designers
A shopping outing wouldn’t be complete without stopping in at the grand International designer stores. Kate Spade has a monopoly on stylish handbags, Calvin Klein pulls off loungewear expertly, and Sandro Paris does effortless streetwear exceptionally well. Splashing out on a statement piece that will last a lifetime can be the highlight of a retail trip.
Finish the day off with a drink and nibbles
After being on your feet all day, treat yourself to a well deserved drink and nibbles at one of the many new establishments at Commercial Bay. Try Liquorette, an American-inspired cocktail bar where unique beverages take centre stage. Order a Rhubarb Spritz or a Japanese Highball alongside flavoursome and comforting pizzas. Or why not go to Public, a bustling cocktail lounge that is ‘for the people’, with reasonably priced drinks and a buzzing atmosphere. If it's mezcal vibes you're after, Ghost Donkey's offering matched with their spectacular sparkling red ceiling lights makes for a great option. Either way, toast to the end of a successful shopping experience at Commercial Bay.