Smith and Caughey is Auckland's oldest established department store. The store is known for its quality, ambiance and service. Expect to pay a little extra for the privilege. There are clothing departments for women, men and children; lingerie; shoes; perfumery and cosmetics; fine china; home wares; gifts and more. The cafeteria upstairs serves light snacks and substantial meals. There is a traditional hairdresser for gentlemen in-store. Now you can shop at Smith and Caughey on-line. In particular a wide range of gift boxes and hampers are available.
Exquisite and exotic handcrafted artworks to adorn yourself, can be found here. Fingers is Auckland's premier and oldest established jewelery cooperative. The superb miniatures of art on display will vary in style, material, size and price but are always of magnificent quality both aesthetically and technically. Original innovation is another hallmark of the Fingers co-operative. Some of the artists long represented here include Roy Mason, Alan Preston, Warwick Freeman, Ruth Baird, Michael Couper, Andrea Daly, Jane Dodd and John Edgar.
Everyone who loves children's books will love this store. It is run by ex-teachers whose love for what they are selling is obvious. They have a broad range of titles, subjects and genres. The collection of picture and story books is particularly impressive. There are many educational books, toys and other resources—such as games, puzzles and music cassettes. Special reference books for children are available, as well as a New Zealand section. There is a playpen, which is handy if you want to browse in peace. Handily located five minutes from central Auckland.
Twice voted Bookseller of the Year, this book shop specializes in fiction, music, science, biography, travel and New Zealand books. They also have a section called "brainy stuff" described as intellectual but interesting, and a good selection of gay fiction. Select magazines and designer greeting cards are also sold, and they offer a mail order service.
This fun shop on "K' Road" takes its name directly from an old children's book by Robert M. Munsch, and has quotations and illustrations as murals along the walls. There are racks and racks of used clothing of all types for kids of all ages. Accessories are also available. The staff is young, friendly and helpful.
One of the strengths of this department store is that it specializes in home furnishings and accessories, appliances and clothes - thereby not spreading itself too thin. Located next to Rebel Sport, across the free garage from Waitakere Plaza, and a one-minute walk to WestCity Shopping Centre - this is the place to go for everything for the inside of your home. Briscoes often has good sales and specials, and the well-set out stores make it a pleasant place to shop.
Corso de'Fiori offer a large range of superb imported tableware from Corso de'Fiori in Italy, in their attractive shop situated on the ground floor of the elegant and historic former Blind Institute Building. Other goods they offer for the quality conscious and well designed home include a varied range of furniture, Chinese antiques, Mexican glassware, artwork, reproduction antique tables and cabinets, and a modern kitset modular furniture range from Citta in Denmark. The shop overlooks the courtyard behind the building and has a very pleasant ambiance, with other design shops and a restaurant nearby.
For a truly original and romantic gift, visit Bijoux. Matt Rawlinson, Kevin Rawlinson and Tanya Bentley are all artists first and foremost, creating all of the beautiful works for sale on site. They work mainly in sterling silver, but pieces can also be created in platinum and gold. They also do diamond settings for wedding and engagement rings, and will accept most commissions. They also have a number of wonderful copper and silver sculptures for your home or business and exquisite candelabra and picture frames.
Upon entering this antique store, you can pick their specialty from the smell-timber. They have a lot of big solid wooden furniture, it is all top quality and will last for many years to come. There is also a limited selection of old china and porcelain, and assorted cushions. Situated in the midst of the Epsom antique district-15 minutes from downtown Auckland.
Adorno stocks a wide variety of beautifully made, classic imported labels, mostly sourced from the United States and Australia. Labels like Scanlan & Theodore are well known amongst local style auteurs, whilst some lesser known but equally stylish knitwear and accessory labels can also be found here. They stock clothing and accessories, as well as a small selection of fantastic handbags and shoes at high-end prices.
There are more than 100 stores here, as well as a food court. The center is divided into South, North, and West Malls, and a West Plaza. A Foodtown supermarket is in the South Mall, and a Farmers department store in the North. The food court is in the Eastern area. The central area has a mezzanine floor, where a few businesses and the library operate, and a huge stained glass window. There are plenty of ATM's, public transport, and free parking. The southern motorway and Rainbow's End amusement park are in very close proximity.