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Hot spots to shop homewares

Whether you prefer a Scandinavian sanctuary, a modern industrial space, or a more minimalist retreat, these Wellington homeware stores have all you need to create the home you've always wanted.

Small Acorns

Small Acorns is a store full of personal treasures, beautiful fabrics and vintage and contemporary design, all infused with colour and a touch of eclectic whimsy. With some of the most lusted after and desirable goodies from New Zealand and around the globe, this is the perfect place for finding a gift or that special something for your own home. 

Precinct 35

Owner, Prak, has meticulously chosen a range of quality products that have a story to tell with the mantra in mind that "the goods you buy should resonate not disintegrate". Stocking brands not previously available in New Zealand, Precinct 35 draws a strong influences from Japan and further abroad. This is a must-visit if you're looking for unique, premium quality homewares or furniture.

Trade Aid


Trade Aid is an absolute treasure trove. As a not-for-profit organisation focusing on fair trade, they stock beautiful homewares and furniture made in developing countries from all over the world. The coolest part of it all is that through fair trade the people who make the product get a fair and equitable return for their labours which enables them to work their own way out of poverty without resorting to aid and charity. Nice one!


Cranfields have handpicked unique gifts, homewares and furniture from NZ and around the world. Stunning local ceramics sit alongside designer jewellery from Paris and Wellington's best range of greeting cards.

Orient: Modern Asian Homewares

Orient has something for everyone from stunning modern Japanese tableware, to carefully curated homewares from Asia. Asian Food Republic goodies are made onsite and make a perfect gift for the foodie in your life. 

The Vault

In a hidden away location, it's not likely you'll stumble across this gem without being in the know. The Vault is tucked away down by the Plimmer Steps and stocks a bunch of amazing functional items and homewares from around New Zealand and the rest of the world.

Brown & Co.

Brown & Co. is a design-lovers dream. Taxidermy, quirky ornaments and artworks adorn the busy shelves - making it just as much a museum as it is a shop. You could spend hours just gazing at all the unique homewares they've got on offer. If you're looking for something a little different, this one comes highly recommended.


For the ceramics lover: Vessel stocks contemporary studio ceramics and domestic ware from New Zealand's best artists and small manufacturers - the perfect way to bring art into your home. There's also a selection of design objects from around the world, including Marimekko and iittala.