Top 5 New Zealand Clothing Stores That Ship To Australia
New Zealand is probably best known for its undeniably breathtaking scenery, a ridiculously large amount of sheep, and the pint-sized fantasy creatures that we have all come to know as ‘Hobbits’. What you may not know about this tiny little country is that it is actually home to a remarkable field of designers, brands and creative hubs.
In the last ten years, New Zealand has seen overwhelming success within the fashion industry, stemming from locally based brands such as Lonely Hearts Club, World, Karen Walker, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Huffer, Commoners, I Love Ugly and heaps more (no exaggeration). It goes without saying that with such an extraordinary plethora of clothing brands, New Zealand has it pretty down pat when it comes to their retail boutiques.
Check out our list of the top five New Zealand clothing stores that ship to Australia.
Dunedin based multi brand store, Slick Willy’s was first founded back in 1983 by Michael Collins, introducing the compact, student city to a much needed alternative to what was then, Dunedin’s main retail source; department stores. Fast forward to 2014 and you’ll find that Slick Willy’s is one of Dunedin’s most well known multi brand boutiques, offering over 60 national and international brands.
Brands: Norse Projects, Casio, Nike, Bassike, Colab, Commoners, Vanishing Elephant, Status Anxiety, New Balance, Herschel, Libertine Libertine, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Cheap Monday, Dr. Denim and More.
Thanks was first founded by Jake and Stacey Pyne in 2008. Jake Pyne had, years beforehand, already established well known New Zealand street wear label, Lower. But it wasn’t until he experienced the overwhelming success of the brand that he and his wife, Stacey decided it was time to open a concept store, a store that would change the way locals saw street wear. Now with four brick and mortar stores across New Zealand, it’s safe to say that Thanks is only getting bigger and better.
Brands: Bellroy, Colab, Commoners, Coverse, Golf Wang, Gram, Huffer, I Love Ugly, Jansport, Moreporks, New Balance, Norse Projects, Odd Future, Only NY, Palace, RAINS, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Sunday Somewhere, Vanishing Elephant, Pam, Vans, Lower, Arcade and More.
Black Box Boutique first opened its doors to the public in 2008. Founded by Daniel Gosling, co-director of New Zealand fashion label, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Black Box Boutique stocks an eclectic range of locally based labels and international labels. Now with three stores throughout the city of Auckland, Black Box Boutique is quickly becoming a regular go-to for the Kiwi fashionista, not that it wasn’t already.
Brands: Bassike, Birkenstock, Cheap Monday, Chronicles Of Never, Commoners, Deadly Ponies, DL & Co, Dr, Denim, Gram, Ksubi, Moreporks, Moscot, New Balance, Nike, RAINS, Reebok, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Triumph & Disaster, Vanishing Elephant, Vans and More.
Wellington boutique, Good As Gold was first founded by Ruben Bryant and a few of his close friends back in September, 2004. Bryant took full ownership over G.A.G that following year and has since then built, not only one of the best multi brand boutiques in New Zealand, but a community centred around all things fashion, street and culture. In more recent years, Good As Gold’s brick and mortar store went through a major revamp, featuring a treehouse inspired fit out that Bryant and his architect father designed together. Make sure to check out the photos on their website, it’s definitely worth having a look.
Brands: Alife, Carhartt, Casio, Cheap Monday, Chronicles Of Never, Coffee Supreme, Claude Maus, Cote & Ciel, Deadly Ponies, Gram, Handsom, Happy Socks, Herschel, House Of Holland, Incase, Libertine Libertine, Monster Children, Norse Projects, New Balance, Nike, On & On, Palace, P.A.M, Shark Week, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Sunday Somewhere, Timex, The Quiet Life and More.
Area 51 was first founded by wellington local, Campbell Chung back in 2000. Entering the market as the first ever multi brand boutique in New Zealand, Area 51 has since grown from their first retail store in the heart of Wellington, to a further three more stores, including an online store, all based in Auckland. Presenting a minimal, clean aesthetic, Area 51 is the go-to destination for premium street wear and high end international brands.
Brands: Adidas Originals, Bellroy, Cheap Monday, Commoners, Converse, Dr. Martens, Fred Perry, Herschel, Huffer, James Perse, Marc By Marc Jacobs, Nike, Norse Projects, Nudie Jeans Co, Our Legacy, Opening Ceremony, RAINS, Saturday Surf NYC, Super, Vans, Vanishing Elephant, Triumph & Disaster, Weathered and More.