Christchurch has a lot to offer for shopaholics. From vintage clothing to high-end fashion stores and international clothing brands, there's something for everyone!
The new inner city retail precinct is taking shape with shops opening all the time. Spend the day exploring the wide range of boutiques and contemporary retail spaces. The Crossing has recently opened and is home to fashion names such as H&M, Witchery, Trenery, Country Road, Seed Heritage and Andrei Bani with more shops opening over the coming months. Located in the inner city you'll also discover Christchurch institution, 'Ballantynes' department store. Ballantynes offers everything from homewares and local fashion to top international brands like G-Star, Superdry and Calvin Klein to name but a few.
Other retail shops within the CBD include: Mecca Cosmetics, Glassons, Hallensteins and Superette, Storm, Merchant, Mi Piaci, Lululemon, Death by Denim, Pandora, Michael Hill, Spark, Simply New Zealand and many more.
If you like shopping in style then The Tannery is the right place for you! Located in the beautifully restored buildings of the historic Woolston Tanneries, the former industrial buildings now house a broad range of boutiques specialising in clothing, art, designer homewares and fine New Zealand made products. It's also the perfect spot to hunt for vintage clothing and decorative antiques. Top the day of with a Spa treatment, a bite to eat or even catch a movie all located within The Tannery.
How to get there: Bus - Purple Line to Sumner or 28 to Lyttelton
The largest mall in Christchurch, Westfield Riccarton is home to everything you need, want and much more! Explore the extensive range of shops, pick up your groceries, grab a bite at one of the 2 food courts or experience a Xtremescreen movie at HOYTS.
How to get there: Bus - Purple Line to Sheffield Crescent or Airport, Yellow Line to Hornby, Orbiter
Northlands Shopping Centre
Northlands Shopping Centre has a fantastic range of shops, 2 food courts and a cinema. For those taking a road trip north to Kaikoura or Hanmer Springs, it's a great location to stock up on groceries with 2 large supermarkets and ample parking.
How to get there: Bus - Blue Line to Rangiora, Orbiter
Edgy with a contemporary feel, The Colombo is home to an art house cinema and boutique shopping centred around a European inspired food court. Relax at large communal tables and enjoy a delicious selection of eats.
How to get there: Bus - Blue Line to Cashmere
A bright airy mall, The Palms has a great range of well known chain stores including a large KMART, Farmers and Countdown. Shop into the evening and enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants backing onto the large courtyard perfect for alfresco dining or after work drinks. After dinner, why not catch a movie at the Reading 8 screen cinema complex!
How to get there: Bus - Orange Line to Queenspark, Orbiter
The ultimate destination for bargain hunters and avid outlet shoppers. With over 50 stores under one roof be prepared to shop more for less at Dress-Smart.
How to get there: Bus - Yellow Line to Hornby.
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