Christchurch and Canterbury Shopping

From upscale to bargain bin, from local souvenirs to timeless finds, we’ve culled our favorite shopping locations in Christchurch and Canterbury.

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Ballantynes is an institution in the South Island. Far from allowing its traditions to slow it down, it has morphed into a world-class...


  • Food/Candy

For foodie treats, stop by Barker's in the Four Peaks Plaza to try fruit chutneys, fruit syrups, sauces, spreads, and tasty jams. They...

Dunsandel Store

  • Food/Candy

If you've left Christchurch a bit late for breakfast, about 30 minutes south, stop at the Dunsandel Store. It's a fascinating mix of...


  • Clothing

Kathmandu sells a colorful range of outdoor clothing, backpacks, accessories, and tents. This chain is found throughout New Zealand and...

Louk NZ Clothing

  • Clothing

Stop off at Louk NZ Clothing for a big range of designer merino wear and cool outdoor gear, for both males and females. They also have...


  • Sporting Goods

Macpac also sells good-quality outdoor (and merino) clothing, backpacks, accessories, sleeping bags, and tents. This store is now across...

Merivale Mall

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North of the city center, Merivale Mall has a range of classy boutiques and stores. Try Quinns for women's clothing and Bella Silver...

Re:START City Mall

  • Food/Candy

It was only ever meant to be a temporary solution but this quirky shopping precinct with its colorful funky look has been kept in place...

Scorpio Bookshop

  • Books/Stationery

This independent bookstore started in the early 1970s and has gathered a cult following over the years. The shop stocks a wide range...

The Colombo

  • Clothing

A new take on a neighborhood mall, this haven for food and fashion fans includes a stylish mix of designer clothes, eats, and gifts.


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