One of the great joys of shopping in Dunedin is the plethora of interesting and quirky local shops, most of which are found within walking distance of the Octagon. There’s something very alluring about stepping over the threshold of a small, owner-operated store full of fascinating finds.
Shop the trendy vintage stores stocked with retro treasures, find a literary gem in one of the city’s many book stores or browse the local design stores for one-of-a-kind pieces. In the lead up to Christmas, we’ve put together a handy buy-local gift guide with some of the city’s best retail emporiums.More ideas below:
Dunedin's shopping scene is centred around George and Princes Streets, which is dotted with independent fashion boutiques and high street retailers.
Shop for nationally and internationally acclaimed Dunedin labels Nom*D, Carlson, Charmaine Reveley, Mild Red, and Company of Strangers.
Dunedin is renowned for its vast selection of fine antique stores, retro rummaging shops and stylish vintage fashion boutiques. Hunt out exquisite treasures from Port Chalmers to Broad Bay, then lose yourself in the central city’s many gorgeous emporiums.
Discover Dunedin’s online shopping with this one-stop directory of Dunedin businesses that sell on the web. Dunedin Online showcases all the fantastic brands and products that are unique to Dunedin and available to buy online, including fashion, design, craft, children's products, health products, food, wine, hi-fi and music - just click through to each site to shop.
Dunedin is known for the quality of its artisan food producers. Here you can find everything from exquisite chocolate and locally-made Pinot Noir through to cured meats or vegan treats.
Galleries dot the Dunedin landscape. Many of the best of are concentrated in three inner-city areas: Dowling Street, Moray Place and lower Stuart Street.
Check out Quadrant Gallery in Moray Place, and the jewellers Tony Williams, Chris Idour and Lure.
Dunedin is home to some of New Zealand’s finest artisan jewellers. Discover the many intriguing studios and workshops within the city centre, where artists handcraft exquisite items, as well as the numerous design galleries that sell everything from contemporary pieces, to bespoke and traditionally divine styles.
Wall Street Mall is a modern take on the traditional retail mall experience. At its heart is a large central atrium allowing natural light to filter through, which resembles an open palazzo.
The Meridian Shopping Centre is a dynamic modern retail centre that makes up the bustling heart of the Dunedin Central Business District.
Dunedin’s extensive array of gift and homeware stores will please all those in search of quality gifts, art works and unique homewares.
The access to Dunedin's necessary stores, services and healthcare facilities are nearly all within walking access of the Octagon.
Dunedin’s vast choice of bookstores range from contemporary to rare and collectable, and second-hand shops. The majority of the stores are on or very near George Street, including the much famed University Book Shop.