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Nine blocks of fashion, top eateries, busy offices and stylish bars sit just above Auckland's busiest public transport hub, Britomart Station. The Britomart precinct looks something out of a European fairytale, with twinkling lights setting the scene along cobbled streets. The historic precinct combines new and old, with heritage buildings and mod fit-outs offering a unique backdrop to one of the most vibrant shopping destinations in town.
Wander along the lush laneway to the Britomart Pavilions to explore the gallery-like shops and romantic eateries, many with foliage tumbling down the black cladding. You’ll find flagship stores of some top New Zealand designers like Maggie Marilyn and Karen Walker, along with firm favourites for shoes and accessories – Deadly Ponies, Wonder Journal and Allbirds, to name a few.
Whether you’re edgy or easy-breezy, Britomart has got your fashion, accessories and beauty covered. Splurge at top international labels like Chanel, Tiffany & Co and Jo Malone – or keep it casual with wardrobe staples from the likes of Adidas Originals (the only in the country), Havaianas and AS Colour.
On Saturdays, Takutai Square springs to life with a bustling inner-city market. Come hungry to taste your way through the French crepes and cold-pressed juices to steaming gyoza. Stallholders change regularly, so no two weekends are the same. Pop in regularly to find treasures such as handcrafted pounamu, seasonal flowers, aromatic candles and fresh jewellery picks.
Fuel your next shopping spree with an artisan pastry from Daily Bread or a strong brew from Espresso Workshop. Britomart is king of the long lunch and indulgent dinner, with eateries ranging from sustainable seafood to modern Vietnamese. Not ready to leave after dinner? Night owls can relax after a long day over a glass of wine at The Brit or bespoke cocktail crafted by the talented mixologists at Caretaker.
Location Te wāhi
Takutai Square, Auckland CBDPlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
Start your retail therapy at Takutai Square, located a minute’s walk from Queen’s Wharf and a five-minutes' walk to lower Queen Street.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
With parking at a premium in the city, pedestrians rule this part of town. Ditch the car in favour of public transportation for the best Britomart experience.