Homewares, whole foods and high fashion on College & Jessie Street
A destination shopping and café precinct with a good representation of homewares and fashion with a strong cup of coffee always nearby to keep you going
29 College Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Fitting for a label inspired by craftsmanship that began right here in Wellington, the Kowtow flagship store is a masterpiece of natural, locally-sourced and sustainable materials. It’s the perfect backdrop for browsing Kowtow’s seasonal collections, and the kind of space you’ll want to linger in. Inspired by architecture and street style, Kowtow’s clothes are designed to move freely with their wearers.
Wellington-based Kowtow founder, Gosia Piatek, is involved with every aspect of the production of clothing by her avant-garde label, dedicated to fairtrade and organic cotton and sustainable, ethical production. Gosia believes consumer choices should have positive consequences and impact on the world around us.
Orient: Homewares & Gifts
29b College Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Filled with stunning modern Asian homewares, this store is a space to go for inspiration and to spend some time being surrounded by beautiful objects - and to enjoy a snack or meal at the on-site eatery, Orient Cafe.
After an expansion in 2021, Orient now has an even bigger range. With everything from handmade bath and body products, hand-blended teas, baby and children's products, artwork, furniture, and of course, the amazing range of Japanese ceramics they have become known for. Asian Food Republic goodies are made on-site. They make a great gift for the foodie in your life – and buy a reusable Japanese furoshiki wrapping cloth to wrap it in instead of paper.
Cranfields on College Street
21 College Street, Te Aro, Wellington
A second store for Cranfields, which has from their original Johnston Street store in the Lambton precinct for 30 years.
Over the years, Cranfields has come to mean stylish homewares and accessories and at the College Street store you'll find natural perfume from Amsterdam, Mongolian slippers and French antiques. Each item at Cranfields is carefully and personally sourced with a focus on 'forever' pieces, to be enjoyed now and treasured for generations to come. Owner Nicola Cranfield is an advocate for 'shop slow' and welcomes people to come and view their regularly updated collections.
Magnolia Trading Company
111 Tory Street, Te Aro, Wellington
One of those stores that will pull you inside from the gorgeous objects in the window display. Magnolia Trading Company has an abundance of carefully picked and beautifully displayed homewares, accessories and clothing.
Magnolia stock clothing and accessories by Australian brand Elk, beloved for its ethical approach to fashion and use of organic cotton to create their covetable collections.
The perfect spot to find a gift, treat yourself or find the perfect something for your home.
23 College Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Looking for a present for the significant furry friend in your life? Whether it's a stylish new doggy poop bag holder, a chew toy, a birthday cake for your dog or some sunglasses for your cat (no judgement), then Smack Bang is your shop.
This boutique specialises in homewares and lifestyle products for dogs and cats and their humans. For store owner Amelia the inspiration for Smack Bang was prompted by not being able to find unique and trendy dog accessories for her own beloved pooches. From leopard hoodies to chunky knit merino throws, aesthetically-pleasing dog bowls and leashes, this is the perfect place for treating yourself and your four-legged friends.
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