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Late night retail therapy

Knowing where to shop when the sun goes down can be a battle, especially when you're in dire need of some retail therapy. Here's a wee list of stores open late for all you night owls.

Old Bank Arcade

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With a bunch of glorious boutique stores, Old Bank Arcade will cater to your end-of-the-week blues with a spot of late night shopping. Head down on a Friday night, they're open till 7pm and house a variety of stores such as RUBYI love Paris, Lush, Taylor Boutique, Sills + Co, Ricochet, and I Love Ugly.

Lambton Quay


If it's time to stock up on new threads, Lambton Quay is pretty much a strip of shopping paradise. On a Friday night especially, Lambton is generally buzzing with shoppers, all with a similar goal in mind.

Cuba Street

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Cuba St is known for its diversity and refusal to be boring, and thank goodness for that! From hipsters to business folk, Cuba Street has the potential to have you decked out from head-to-toe.

On a Friday night, Hunters and Collectors and Fusion Surf/Skate are open till 7pm while Ziggurat and Rex Royale keep their doors open till 7.30pm. If you're hanging around a bit later than that, Emporium's trading till 8pm. 

Victoria Street and beyond

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Victoria Street is the home to a whole bunch of favourite boutiques and stores with obvious street cred. 

Wellingtonians love Good As Gold, and for obvious reasons. The clothes are a little bit different, the vibes are as good as gold and they're open late on a Friday.