Archive | Retail + Markets

It’s Simply New Zealand

Simply New Zealand, formerly of Cathedral Square is now at Re:Start and open 7 days. Simply NZ is a beautiful New Zealand themed store, with the majority of stock NZ made where possible and many exclusive lines and Canterbury made stock. A huge range of items that make lovely gifts (or just a treat for yourself). Staff are
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Nau mai haere mai ki Whare! Welcome to Whare!

“Whare” means “home” in Maori. Whare, are a New Zealand-based store specialising in New Zealand and international designer homewares. It’s a garage sale of a different kind for Christchurch’s Adele Wheeley. The homewares store owner lost her Beckenham and Lichfield St stores to the earthquake but was determined to keep the business alive – so much
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Hiring and buying in Aumoana – Sumner

Aumoana is a locally run surf shop in Sumner. Renting surfboards, wetsuits and even skateboards. There are 3 surf breaks on your doorstep in Sumner, offering a great playground for all levels of surfing.  Sumner, is one of Christchurch’s favourite places to spend a sunny day. Either at the beach or just browsing the super cool shops and
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Contemporary jeweller still in business

Contemporary jeweller Debra Fallowfield,  used to ‘flog’ her wares at the Art Centre market most weekends before moving to a studio/workshop in Lichfield street (near Poplar Lane). She was just finishing the exterior signage and cabinets when the earthquake in February left her building inaccessible. Deb, with help of her builder husband, put a wall up in
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Exquisite Material available at The Colombo

If you want to take home something that’s light weight, non-perishable and uniquely NZ (or Christchurch) designed, it’s hard to go past Bolt of Cloth, a shop of exquisite fabrics in the new Colombo precinct in Sydenham. Owner Suzannah Tonascia is delighted to be open again after the earthquake, but the smaller new premises has made
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Farmers in the City

At a big bustling Farmers’ Market as close to the city as you’ll get, every Saturday morning products from all over the South Island are brought to Riccarton Bush for your enjoyment! If you want to try a local brew, the individual beers (available in a mixed pack) from the craftsmen at Wigram Brewing Company are
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Grassy Market

Bonus:  Right next door to Lyttelton Farmer’s Market each Saturday morning is Grassy Market (when fine, because otherwise the grass is mud).  A collection of second hand goods, it’s eclectic and interesting, and very much enhanced by the 60s records (yes records, actually spinning on a turntable) by a local resident with a decent sound system
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Lyttelton Farmers’ Market

  A true farmer’s market, this small but perfectly formed Saturday market is a delight.  Every stall makes it count – no tat here.  Manned with people who have that giddy air of each having discovered something quite extraordinary – and in many cases they have – the stall holders are as delightful as their products.
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