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.
You would not believe you were just meters away from Queen Street, let alone in this century, when you walk into this quiet, antiquarian and second-hand book store. Pop in for some peace of mind, find a quiet corner, and breathe in the atmosphere of ages past. The shop winds upstairs and down, with books overflowing onto the staircase. Exceptionally rare and valuable books are stored in glass cases. Books are bought and sold, a valuation service is offered, catalog's are issued, and they will search for requested titles.
The superb furniture from Rose and Heather is created from ancient kauri timber found buried in New Zealand swamps, and radiocarbon dated at up to 43,000 years old. The kauri timber has remained in remarkable condition and when polished shines with a beautiful golden glow. The hallmark of Rose and Heather furniture is the blend of ancient wood and classic lines, quality design to international standards, and excellent craftsmanship in cabinet making.
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.
Zambesi is a designer brand producing contemporary styled clothes, accessories, eyewear and jewellery for men and women. Their signature clothing consists of colors like black and white. They have a standalone store located in 20 Vulcan Lane and you can shop online too!
This store has an amazing selection of quality New Zealand and Pacific Island souvenirs, with friendly staff to assist. They have home wares and gifts including jewelery, woven bags and baskets, cushions, tablecloths, place mats and napkins, planters, platters and candles. Paua products include mirrors, pictures, frames, tableware. They also have beautiful tapa cloth lampshades and wall hangings. For a unique and funky gift to take back home stop off at Pauanesia.
RUBY High Street is one of those designer stores, that believe in pleasing their customers by constantly evolving their styles. Be it prints or blocks, pastels or neon, black or whites, at this classy store you will find what suits your style the best. The service staff is quite helpful and willingly guide you on what goes with your personality the best.
Jason's second-hand book shop has been established for 32 years. They produce catalogs of various subject areas. Regulars are nautical, New Zealand art and literature and fishing. All products are available in the shop or by mail order.