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Steve W.'s

NZ Fashion

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    Crane Brothers
    Auckland Central
    Excellent tailor made suits!
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    Kathryn Wilson Britomart
    Auckland Central
    Fabulous shoes for my fabulous girlfriend.
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    Used these guys for my brother's wedding. Great service.
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    Working Style - because a bloke's gotta have some core wardrobe.
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    Any store that stocks Coaqua at special events tops the fashion lists.

Kylie B.'s

Ethical Local Fashion

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    We can only change the way business is done globally if we take responsibility as consumers for supporting those brands that look after our planet. I love the fact that Kate Sylvester is part of the Child Labour Free programme. Her clothes are beautifully tailored and I’m more than happy to pay a good price to know that the clothes I wear are looking after both the people who made them and our planet. Child Labour Free is a NZ-led initiative that’s ensuring responsible fashion becomes the norm around the globe. That’s why I support Kate Sylvester and am proud to wear her label.
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    Hailwood
    Newton
    Aside from making some of the best t-shirts in New Zealand, Hailwood is one of my favourite local fashion retailers because his designs and work carries the accreditation that every part of his supply chain from fabric sourcing to manufacture is Child Labour Free. He’s one of the New Zealand designers contributing to positive change by supporting this consumer-led movement. Give him love, he deserves our support.
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    Another local fashion brand leading the way with making a positive impact on this earth, Ruby are part of the pilot programme that was launched at NZ Fashion Week last year by two Kiwi women who have created the Child Labour Free accreditation. Basically by supporting NZ designers who carry this accreditation, you’re choosing to make change in this world through your consumer dollars. Plus, who can go past Ruby’s slick, sassy and totally wearable designs.
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    From the moment Marc Moore first debuted Stolen Girlfriends Club clothing, I fell in love. His prints are genius - my favourite culminating in last season’s show-stopping datura print. Trippy, clever and hip as all get out, this dress turns heads every time. Pretty cool then that Stolen Girlfriends Club are also Child Labour Free accredited, meaning every time you spend your dollars here, you’re creating positive change in the world.
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    Zambesi Britomart
    Auckland Central
    I’ve coveted Zambesi forever and am finally at a stage in my life where I can justify the investment in their fine clothing. Lucky then that these local designers also carry the mark of Child Labour Free - meaning every new season piece I indulge in is a vote for a better world.

Harpreet A.'s

Where to shop for women

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    Batra Shoes
    Papatoetoe
    Looking for the modern latest fasion shoes, sendals or women boots Check this shop out
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    Looking for that eye catching dress Check them out awesome fashion
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    One of the biggest show room for your casual dressing needs....
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    Bling Manukau
    Manukau City
    Looking for ornaments and jewellery to match your dress Visit them and price is awesome
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    Looking something to fit and get a shape The staff is awesome

Isaac R.'s

Where to shop for men

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    Awesome
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    Barkers - Head Office
    Auckland Central
    Great selection
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    Great selection, great bargains
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    Great shirts! Nice suits
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    edit. Auckland Central
    Auckland Central
    Awesome Italian selection

Helene R.'s

Best accessory shopping in town

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    Takapuna’s The Department Store totally changed the face of the previously tired seaside suburb when it opened a few years ago, and it constantly offers some of the city’s best retail therapy. Recent arrivals include a careful edit of I Love Ugly, Sylvester and Ruby’s latest collections, as well as beautiful lingerie in The Dressing Room.
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    Tessuti
    Herne Bay
    One of my favourite homewares and gift stores in Auckland is Tessuti on Jervois Road. They stock all of the beautiful brands that I wish my home was filled with, including Missoni Home, Vida Stonewashed Linen and Herve Gambs. They also share their space with the wondrous Ingrid Starnes, so you can stock up on frocks whilst shopping for gifts. An amazing collaboration.
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    Always worthy of a visit, the Superette store on Ponsonby Road has the perfect edit right now of men’s and women’s winter clothes. Its racks are jam packed with high end street and casual labels like Bassike, Vanishing Elephant and Nudie jeans, as well as top notch sneakers and the Beau Coops shoe collection. If you’re on the other side of town their Newmarket store is also a great place to browse - and spend.
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    Miss Crabb
    Ponsonby
    I love designer Kristine Crabb of Miss Crabb fame for both her amazing personal style and her killer use of colour. You will always get a kick out of browsing her rainbow hued racks, and most likely leave with a beautiful new addition to your wardrobe that isn’t black! The store also stocks some of my other favourite labels, including the uniquely classic Penny Sage and Curio Noir candles.
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    Kathryn Wilson Britomart
    Auckland Central
    The Kathryn Wilson store at Britomart is the flagship store of the local shoe designer of the same name, and the perfect place to view her beautiful collections in their entirety . The staff are amazingly friendly and the shoes are to die for, making it a must visit when you’re in the downtown district. Try and leave with just one pair, I dare you.

Duncan M.'s

Threads to get you through your work day

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    Large store with a great selection of everything you need for work - shirts (not just boring blue ones either), pants, shoes and blazers!
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    Tarocash Auckland
    Auckland Central
    Tarocash shoes are a cut above anything else you'll find at a similar price. They look good, are comfy and wear well!
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    Brilliant selection of shirts, and affordable suits for everyday wear also! Favourite item from Tommy Gun is a cotton sweater, well cut and goes with everything.
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    No outfit is complete without socks - Aussie Sox has a range to suit! Make sure you're looking hot with something to match or something to be noticed
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    Farmers Westgate
    Massey North
    Farmers always have a great selection of belts to keep them up while looking good - many of them are hand made in NZ too!

Erfan N.'s

Best Mens Clothing

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    Home of the popular Zespy and Ralph pants but I prefer to go for the relatively boring Jonty Chino Pants. A staple in my limited wardrobe.
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    Good quality tshirts in every colour you ever wanted. Great price too.
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    Huffer
    Auckland Central
    NZs most loved clothing brand never fails.
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    I'm not really a shirt person but these wise men have you sorted even if you have no idea what to get.
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    Payne Tailors
    Auckland Central
    Need some clothing tailored or a full bespoke suit? Payne Tailors really know the art of tailoring, using tried and tested techniques. Tailoring is an art, and Payne Tailors are artists.

Ella I.'s

Where to shop for designer duds when not making bank

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    Ah, Tatty's. You so stylish. Filled with all kinds of second hand gems, the stuff of your sartorial dreams is in Tatty's. Hunting and gathering is the game, don't give up. Designers like Kate Sylvester, Zambesi, Moschino... All for a fraction of their *brand new* retail cost.
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    Encore caters for an older demographic than Tatty's but is no less of a goldmine. I like the accessories (particularly handbags) which litter the walls. I have bought amazing American made leather flats here for less than $50.
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    Tango
    Auckland Central
    Not cheap, but cheaper than first hand designer (which is a racket!). Tango is an emporium of vintage wonders, and your broke **** is going to find an amazing piece of statement jewellery for way less than the cost of that KW ring you're lusting over (but everyone else already has).
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    This place is a test of will and patience. Very hit and miss but I STILL crow about the time I found an Oscar De La Renta dress for less than the cost of a Lippy dress. That was my thrifting unicorn, I hope you find one too.
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    Nu to U
    Parnell
    Man, do I love Parnell housewives. They seem to sell a lot of their unwanted DESIGNER stuff here, and it is a treasure trove. If you're a smaller woman you will need to hunt but it is well worth it. I found the BEST muted gold handbag here once. It sounds ugly, but it was amazing. RIP, Goldy.

Katie T.'s

Look good with a budget

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    This Valleygirl store always has a bargain and seems to have a lot more stock than the other Valleygirl’s. Bound to walk out with something!
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    Cotton On Queen Street
    Auckland Central
    Lots of casual tops and bottoms that can be dressed up.
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    Dress up any old top and make it new again with accessories.
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    Huge store that always seems to have an abundance of stock and sizes!

Asher W.'s

Where to shop for women

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    Tessuti
    Herne Bay
    If you’re looking to treat your mum to something a little bit luxurious this uear then look no further than Ingrid Starnes and Tessuti in Herne Bay. The shop, which is a collaborative store has a great selection of NZ made jewellerry, quirky homeware qnd high end New Zealand made women’s fashion. Go on, treat Mum, she deserves it.
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    Karen Walker Britomart
    Auckland Central
    I don't have a huge range of knowledge when it comes to women's fashion but I do know that every time I'm with my girlfriend and we pass Karen Walker in Britomart we have to stop in. The store is light filled and spacious, with the ever present scent of Viktor and Rolf in the air. Over the years Karen has put out consistent, quality ranges of clothes that make an impact worldwide. Quirky prints, intricate pattern designs and great cuts make for desirable clothes. In store you can grab some new threads and also pick up sunglasses or jewellery from her highly popular ranges.
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    Miss Crabb
    Ponsonby
    I’m a guy, so therefore I tend not to wear women’s clothes. This being said, if I did, I would be sure to shop at Miss Crabb. The designer doesn’t put a foot wrong and the local brands she stocks in store are also well worth investigating. Pictured is some of a new range of knits by Areez Katki which would be perfect for winter. The knitwear is bold and the introduction of hand embroided botanical motifs is perfect for this winter.
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    Are you looking to find some new pieces for Winter or perhaps sell a few quality items of your own? Tatty’s is the perfect place to do both. You can take your wardrobe rejects to the store where the knowledgable staff will select items to sell on your behalf but do be prepared to leave with an armful of someone else’s trash turned treasure. The shop stocks mostly local and international designers with a few vintage pieces thrown in the mix. Definitely worth a browse, you don’t know what you might find!
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    If you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe Black Box boutique in Grey Lynn has you covered. The store stocks a wide array of mid - high priced brands including Vanishing Elephant, Commoners, Bassike, Lonely Hearts and Stolen Girlfriends Club. They also have a great range of sunglasses, candles, beauty products and jewellerry. The service was super helpful in helping pick out a pair of Dr.Denim chinos. The shops well worth a look!

Charlotte R.'s

Off the beaten track for preloved clothing

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    I am probably going to regret this but I'm sharing the love - Rosies is a very special pre-loved clothing store in Glen Eden. She has contemporary, vintage and retro clothing, all at very reasonable prices and I have been ascending her stairs for years and coming back down with a great deal of treasure. Visit regularly as she puts stock out regularly.
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    Go Jo's a gem of a secondhand clothing store tucked into a light industrial area of New Lynn. She has contemporary high street, designer and vintage clothing and accessories. I go to browse her well edited vintage and retro racks and often come away with a wonderful piece of clothing at a very good price - the welsh tapestry jacket in the photo was a treasured find last time I popped in.
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    If you love vintage accessories then Passionata is well worth a visit. There is costume jewellery in almost every corner of the shop and a huge selection of Oroton mesh and diamante bags. Also on offer are dressing room trinkets and an impressive collection of vintage Hullaballoo and Thornton Hall garments. 
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    Merlins is another great shop out west, actually more of a pre-loved clothing warehouse, with everything from secondhand kidswear, menswear, designer, menswear and vintage.
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    This is a small and slightly crowded shop in Birkenhead but a little patient fossicking can yield some good treasure. I have picked up a number of great vintage items on visits.

Anitra N.'s

Where to shop for women

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    Metro Retro used to be Fast and Loose which was everyone’s favourite so they had big shoes to fill. The store is very small and the aisles are awkwardly sized, especially because I usually stroll up from uni so have a big bag on me which ends up hitting things/people over. But this aside I do like the clothes in Metro Retro and that is all it is really about at the end of the day. I have found many a gem in here before but my only critique is the layout. Perhaps they need to refer back to Fast and Loose’s layout to make the place work because at the moment it makes you feel like a bull in a china shop I love love love op shopping so this is definitely the place for you if you are searching for some vintage pieces.
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    Search & Destroy
    Auckland Central
    Search and Destroy is definitely one of the better op shops in the whole of Auckland and as an op shop connoisseur this is a big call from me! I have never ever visited this shop and left without buying something. As a genuine vintage store, this shop will have you dressed as an indie hipster in no time. The store isn’t that big but the clothes obviously aren’t ordered or anything so it takes a wee while to get through everything and you do want to make sure you search hard because it is easy to overlook something which could be a gem!
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    Kookai is one of my favourite women’s fashion stores. The shops are located at many different locations around New Zealand but the best in my opinion would be the Broadway one inside the 277 mall. All the stores have a very stylish and high class interior, with neat racks presenting the clothes in a very ordered manner. The Broadway store however is a bit bigger than the other ones with more stock therefore more selection for your fashion desires! Can always guarantee you will find a nice dress here for a night out or nice dinner.
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    Wild Pair Queen Street
    Auckland Central
    I find something here every time I come here, the only thing that stops me from purchasing is my income or there lack of. The girls are always really friendly (obviously fake, but still) and although they are probably just lying when you come out of the changing room and they say it looks really good, it is still nice to have someone lie to keep your dignity in tact. But in all seriousness they are usually very helpful especially with accessorizing and creating outfits, etc. This is a great place to come if you are looking for something to wear for the weekend last minute because there is always great stuff in the sale racks.
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    Smoove
    Auckland Central
    I have been a fan of Smoove since way back so it is good to see it has gotten more and more popular and moved into a bigger store a little further along the arcade. Smoove is full of eccentric and vintage inspired pieces for the more eclectic fashionista. I remember coming here in as a 7th former and being amazed over the belt buckles that spun around, they have all sorts of quirky stuff like that here. Recently I have been in and found that they have reworked the place so that their items aren’t as off the tangent as they previously were but still have that unique flair that makes them from Smoove. I love this store and I hope the owners are still around because they always made each trip entertaining!