Shop at The Mill (Waikuku)

Well worth the stop is The Brick Mill complex. Bundled together under one historic roof, the businesses that make up The Mill offer an abundance of rare and unexpected finds. If you’re looking for a bargain, visit The Emporium of Lost Treasures as it specialises in vintage clothing, homewares, second-hand books and other intriguing items.

The Mill is also home to:

Shop at The Old School Collective (Waikuku)

Less than 30 minutes north of central Christchurch, you’ll find The Old School Collective, in Waikuku. A unique destination just off State Highway 1 and housed in the former Waikuku Primary School, the collective promises an array of excellent shopping experiences. For example, Louis Who, where you can find high-end designer clothing both pre-loved and new. Labels can include Karen Walker, Juliette Hogan and Trelise Cooper. Nearby is Woven Veranda, an outdoor furniture store offering Swedish style all-weather wicker chairs and couches along with New Zealand wool blankets.

Plan your shopping spree:

Louis Who
Louis Living
Woven Veranda

Shop in Woodend

Passing through Woodend? Stop at Canterbury Equestrian to browse their range of casual wear, footwear and jewellery. Heavenlea Touch Homewares on Tuahiwi Road is also well worth the detour. Discarded broken items and recycled timber are recreated into stunning furniture and homewares with design influences that include French, rustic, Nordic and industrial, with an undertone of quirk throughout. Open Fridays and Saturdays 10-4, or by arrangement. Closed in the winter, so be sure to add this to your hit-list from spring onwards!