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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.
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.
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.
Mi Piaci, Glassons and Hallensteins are all open until 8pm on a Friday for all you late night shoppers. Barkers, Amazon Surf/Skate/Denim, Country Road, Cue and Max keep their doors open till 7pm, perfect for getting last minute bits and pieces before the weekend arrives.
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 and Wild Pair is open till 9pm on a Friday night. Wakefield Hotel are happy to open their doors to you after-hours, as long as you make an appointment!
Victoria St is the home to a few 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. Till 7pm to be precise.
Just round the corner on Manners St lies Hurricane Jeans. They're open till 7pm on a Friday too and have exactly what kids these days are after.