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 inner-city retail precinct is taking shape with new shops opening all the time. Spend the day exploring the wide range of boutiques and contemporary retail spaces, from local shops to global chain stores down Cashel, High and Colombo Streets.
Inner city laneways offer surprises around every corner. Unlock the secrets of The Crossing. Here you'll find high end fashion mixed with well-loved favourites combined with great places to grab a bite. The discovery of Cashel Square within the BNZ Centre will be sure to put a smile on your face. The light, airy and colourful square and laneways uncover delicious eateries and one of a kind shops that will no doubt become regular haunts.
The SALT district is a must for avid shoppers. This area of the city represents a gritty, character-filled pocket where historic architecture meets modern. It is also home to exclusive and well-loved New Zealand fashion labels as well as sustainable shopping options.
Christchurch institution, 'Ballantynes' department store is also one for the list. Ballantynes offers everything from homewares, pantry goodies to cosmetics, local fashion and top international brands. Friday's at Ballantynes are always delicious with market day taking place in the pantry area.
In picture perfect New Regent Street you'll discover beautifully handcrafted jewellery, homewares and specialty shops. If you're worn out from shopping - sit back, relax and watch the world go by at one of the many eateries and coffee shops lining the vibrant street. This is also a great spot to catch the tram to explore the rest of the city.
Head down to the Arts Centre and support local artisans and independent retailers. The Arts Centre has a fantastic range of boutiques specialising in everything from gifts to stationery to clothing. Explore Arts Centre retailers.
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 off 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 centered 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.