Shopping in Dunedin
When visiting a new city or country, shopping should definitely be included. Dunedin offers great fashion, vintage and collectibles, galleries and cuisine. The city also offers a range of shopping malls, and you don’t have to hit the jackpot playing online pokies to be able to shop there.
The Belle Bird Boutique is a definite shopping stop and offers a select range of jewellery, footwear and clothing mainly from New Zealand and Australia. Their labels include Lonely Hearts, Miss Crabb, Meadowlark and Karen Walker. Belle Bird was established in 2003 by Shelley Tiplady, who is a local designer and is an independent boutique.
Design Withdrawals offers visitors a relaxed shopping experience. All of the goods in this store are made in New Zealand and is a great place to shop for gifts for friends. The shop exhibits New Zealand artists and designers.
Olivier Home specialises in both UK and European homeware and offer vintage French items. This store sells scarves, jewellery, stationery, prints, decorating books and much more.
Arthur Barnett has been around since 1903 and has various departments, which include accessories, cosmetics, casual living, luggage, home linen and men’s and women’s wear.
Collectibles and Vintage
Box of Birds is a great place to shop for retro and vintage clothing, collectables and magazines. Anything is available here from fancy dress costumes to folk art. There are also vintage labels such as Maiden hair and Zipster.
Purple Rain is another great store for vintage and collectables items.
Shop on Carroll is found at number 10 Carroll Street and is an eclectic treasure trove of good quality vintage and retro clothing as well as collectables. All of the goods in the store are donations and some of the proceeds go to charity.
Chris Idour has been around since 1987 and he specialises in design, remodelling and wedding and engagement rings. His creations are unique and he is able to turn someone’s ideas into reality. He uses precious metals and stones and various techniques to create stunning jewellery.
The Rockbourne Gallery exhibits costume jewellery and is designed by Paul McDowell. His pieces are often used in movies and theatres and he makes use of French and German stones to create a range of interesting creations.
Meridian Mall is fully enclosed and has three levels that give easy access to all of the stores. The mall also has loads of parking. The international food court is a must see with various food and café retailers. The food court offers all sorts of food from burgers and fries to Indian cuisine and Sushi.
Wall St Mall has a large atrium at its centre, which allows natural light to filter in. It has been designed in such a way as to link Dunedin’s streets and malls next door that keeps shoppers sheltered from the bad weather. It features boutique shopping and international brands. This mall has stores selling music, books, flowers, handmade products, fashion and cosmetics.
The Golden Centre Mall is attached to the Meridian and Wall St Mall and offers a range of stores as well as an international food court.