The Best of Queen Street Shopping

Our guide to what's on offer for some retail therapy
15 August, 2018

Whilst walking along one of Auckland's most well known streets, you soon realise that Queen St has just about everything you’d want shopping wise. From big designer brands like Gucci for extra special splurges, to sportswear shops, and your favourite chain stores, there’s something for everyone. Keep reading for the guide to our favourite Queen St shopping stores.

The Best Designer Brands...

Coach | 80 Queen St

Shop for all your luxury leather goods at Coach’s Queen St store. There are many different styles and colours of bags, wallets, ready to wear, shoes, accessories and more for you to choose from. Coach items make a great gift for that special someone in your life, or a deserving ‘treat yourself’ purchase.

Dior | 45 Queen St

Known as one of the world’s top fashion houses, Dior is another luxury retailer found on Queen St. Pick up a beautifully crafted watch, stunning eyewear, handbag or shoes - timeless pieces to treasure for years to come.

Gucci | 48 Queen St

This iconic and prestigious fashion brand is making waves with their sneakers, and their flagship store on Queen St is where you can purchase a pair for yourself. If sneakers aren’t your thing, browse their scarfs, handbags, jewellery or eyewear.

The Best Stores for Fashion Staples...

H&M | Commercial Bay

The recently-opened store in Commercial Bay is a work of art in itself, boasting stunning interiors and a vast selection of fashion staples for women, men and kids. While at it, check out their Home section for some on-trend accessories for your pad. 

Glassons | 186 Queen St

One of New Zealand's most well-loved women's fashion stores, that consistently stocks on-trend items at a reasonable price. It’s a one-stop shop, selling everything from clothing, accessories, and footwear. Purchase a cute printed dress to brighten up your wardrobe or find staples like warm and cosy merinos and basic tees in a variety of colours.

Cotton On Mega | 238 Queen St

Shop a wide variety of stylish and affordable womens, mens, kids and babies clothing and accessories at Queen St’s Cotton On Mega. What’s best about this store is that it also stocks Cotton On’s contemporary and on-trend homeware, so you can update your wardrobe and room all at the same time.

The Best Activewear...

Stirling Sports | 170 Queen St

Stirling Sports is a place to go to grab all the latest and high quality sportswear, training shoes and accessories. In store, you’ll find well-known brands such as Nike, P.E. Nation, Adidas, New Balance and more. After spending a bit of time here you’ll be the trendiest and most comfortable person working out at the gym.

Icebreaker | 105 Queen St

The iconic Kiwi wool based merino and outdoors brand, Icebreaker can also be found on Queen St. In store there is a variety of versatile, eco-friendly, warm and comfortable outdoor wear - perfect for your next adventure.

The Best All-Rounder...

Smith & Caughey’s | 253-261 Queen St

Smith & Caughey’s is a high end department store that you could quite easily spend a few hours happily browsing and shopping. Inside you’ll find a wide range of goods, that varies from luxury makeup and skincare, top quality and on trend clothing, luxurious lingerie, footwear and homeware. It really is the best for everything, no matter who you are buying for.

The Best of the Arcades...

The Kitchen Shop | Queens Arcade, 34/40 Queen St

Head down Queens Arcade to discover foodie heaven! The Kitchen Shop has been one of Auckland's leading quality kitchenware, cookware, tools and accessories shops since 1990. The shelves are lined with only the best high quality products that you’ll use for years to come.

Pat Menzies | Canterbury Arcade, 174 Queen St

This iconic shoe store is one of hidden gems of Canterbury Arcade off Queen Street. Here you’ll find many loved shoe brands and styles including exclusive and hard to find Dr Martens, Vans, Lacoste Novas, and its very own colourful Converse dedicated display, ensuring you find a pair of shoes that suits your style.

Best Footwear...

Scarpa | 40 Queen St

Scarpa is the ultimate destination for shoe lovers. This boutique stocks many Italian leather shoe brands as well as other European brands like Stella Mccartney, Ecco, Paul Green and Hogl. Find a pair of shoes for every occasion, from a stylish sandal, or party heel, to a sleek pair of boots perfect for the office.

Florsheim | Cnr Queen St & Shortland St

For the last 120 years, Florsheim has provided the comfortable stylish footwear for us all. The Florsheim dedicated store on Queen St is where you can purchase your very own pair of Florsheim’s that have a remarkable combination of style, comfort, and high quality workmanship.

Best Makeup...

MECCA | 203 Queen Street

 

Another recent addition to the Queen Street shopping lineup, ome of the world’s most luxurious and coveted beauty finds, as well as blockbuster brands we all know and love including NARS, Hourglass, Chantecaille and Stila, Urban Decay, Too Faced, Smashbox and MECCA MAX.