Summer is the perfect time to express yourself with cute little dresses and colourful wardrobe items.  Check out what our city centre retailers have to offer when it comes to women’s fashion finds and get yourself a new outfit to show off at one of the numerous events and summer festivals happening in the city centre this season.

Shoreline Day Shorts, $130 | Kookai | Commercial Bay


Relax in style with the Shoreline Day Shorts. This linen blend is the perfect day option with its relaxed silhouette. Pair with a fitted white tank and light brown sandals for effortless summer chic. 

Gizeh Birko-Flor, $170 | Pat Menzies | 174 Queen St

Pat Menzies

The Gizeh Birko-Flor sandal by Birkenstock is a classic staple that will last all summer long. Ultra-lightweight, these shoes will never go out of style. Able to be worn casually on an evening walk with the dog or paired with a linen dress for a drink with friends, the Gizeh Birko-Flor sandal is well worth a purchase.

Blockwork Tee, $89 | Gorman | 16 High St


This printed t-shirt is made from organic materials and its colourful and vibrant design make it an essential to any summer outfit. Perfect for a road trip or beach outing.

Standard Baggu, $25 | Superette | Commercial Bay


We love this reusable bag from Superette. Made from 40% recycled nylon, this pouch is the perfect grocery store companion that's able to hold 2 or 3 plastic bags worth of goodies. Plus, the pink coconut print is so cute!

AS Colour

Perry Track Shorts, $45 | AS Colour | 48 High Street 

Summer is for relaxing - whether at home, at the beach or by the pool! These perry track shorts are great for when you're looking for day to day comfort and pair well with a basic tee for an effortless casual look. 

Entwine Sandal, $249.99 | Moochi | 14 Vulcan Lane


The sophisticated and contemporary silhouette of the Entwine sandal is defined by a subtle square toe, dual thin black leather straps that cross over the toe and a slingback strap that wraps around the ankle. The rubber sole and genuine leather material exemplifies its quality. The perfect addition to any look!

Wrap Skirt, $399 | Adrienne Winkelmann, 26 Courthouse Lane

Adrienne Winkelmann

Made locally in New Zealand, this wrap skirt is easy to wear either during the day with flat sandals or at night with a black blouse and high heels. You can also style it with a leather jacket or simply with a basic white t-shirt for an easy summer look.

Karen Walker

Nomadic State of Mind JC Jandal, $130 | Karen Walker | 31 Galway St (Ground Floor of Hotel Britomart) 

Available at Karen Walker's Playpark Store, these Nomadic State of Mind sandals are handmade in Nicaragua in ethical factories by workers who are paid a fair, living wage – allowing jobs to be created in struggling communities. A versatile and durable design, you'll soon find yourself wearing these kicks wherever you go this summer. They also have an adjustable back strap, are machine washable and vegan friendly. 

Pearl Earrings, $99 | Kate Sylvester  58 Tyler St

Kate Sylvester

This pair of pearl earrings is a piece that will last a lifetime not a season. Featuring a classic earring shape that is intended to build upon, you can also add a special seasonal charm to mix and match and create your own unique set that will surely set you apart from the crowd.

Saint Laurent 214 Kate 011 Black Grey Tort, $625 | Sunglass Bar | 27 Vulcan Lane

Sunglass bar

These gorgeous cat eye shaped Saint Laurent 214 Kate 011 Black Grey Tort pair of sunglasses are a true classic. Perfect to add to your style, this pair of sunnies is stylish and fun. Long lasting, you will keep these beauties season after season!

Hills Panama Trilby, $210 | Hattitude | 34 Queen Street, Queens Arcade


Handwoven in Ecuador, South America from Toquilla Straw, this Panama hat is a work of art and totally unique. Imperfections in colour, weave and finish are the result of nature and the artisan’s hand and makes each hat unique. 

Womens Trek Short

Trek Short, $99.90 | Huffer | Galway Street 

These shorts are made for missions, and that's something a lot of love to do during summer! with a durable fabrication design, they contain water resistant properties allowing water to bead off, and have plenty of pockets allowing you to keep all your essentials close when you're out there adventuring. 

Bonnie Cross Back Dress, $329 | RUBY | 4 High St

Ruby summer dress

The Bonnie Crossback Dress is a maxi length dress with a cross over front. It features a tie up back and tortoiseshell ring detail. The dark blue colour of the dress is really elegant and would be perfect for a Sunday long lunch or a cocktail party.

Last updated: 23 December 2020