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Love a mall but hate the crowds? Slip into Shore City to find two storeys of shopfronts to browse from and a more relaxed atmosphere than some of Auckland’s busier malls. Shore City has got the classics like Farmers and Whitcoulls covered, as well as shoe stores, homewares, accessories and high-street brands.
Fashion-forward boutiques mingle with niche storefronts in and around this shopping precinct. Update your wardrobe with some high-spec pieces from KILT and Superette, or spruce up your home with beautiful homewares and knick-knacks from Città, La Madu and Shut the Front Door. More of a sci-fi type? Browse among pop vinyl figures, comics and graphic novels, collectible action figures and more at collectable specialty shop, Retrospace.
Score a deal on pre-loved designer clothing at Recycle Boutique or go on a thrifting adventure through several op shops in the area. Over on Barrys Point Road, you can get discounted digs from several outlet stores including Superette, Working Style and NZ Sale.
Love a market? Be sure to keep Sunday free for the Takapuna Sunday Market, which has been operated for more than 30 years. With the same bustling energy as the beach, the market is the local go-to for produce, seedlings, crafts, jewellery, hot food and laid-back vibes.
Location Te wāhi
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Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
Takapuna is 10-15 minutes by car from the city centre and is accessible by bus. Find Takapuna’s busiest retail area along Hurstmore and Lake Road.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Free parking near the beach can be tricky to find in a pinch. You can find plenty of hourly car parks in the area or, if shopping at Shore City, enjoy two free hours at the on-site car park.