Shop till you drop in Greytown
Picture an idyllic village peppered with stylish boutiques and plenty of good places to get coffee and you've got Greytown, a must-visit shopping destination
Blackwell & Sons: Bicycles built by hand
110 Main Street, Greytown, Wairarapa
Take a visit to Blackwell & Sons to see many beautiful bicycles, as well as everything you could want for an easy weekend adventure. The quaint, carefully curated store will have you dreaming up picnic getaways in no time.
Specialising in all things cycling, the store is an authorised dealer of Pashley Cycles, a UK-based bicycle manufacturer known for their hand-built, high grade craftsmanship. Many different options are available, including your good old-fashioned rides all the way to electric models. If you’re not in the market for a premium bike, you’ll also find an array of picnicware, home and garden goods, and cycling accessories.
Schoc Chocolates: Gourmet sweet treats
117 Main Street, Greytown, Wairarapa
Winning New Zealand Chocolate Awards numerous times for their delicious and creative treats is Schoc Chocolates, a premium confectionery store found on Greytown’s Main Street.
In store you’ll be welcomed by the sweet scent of chocolate, and a bright, colourful display of products. The store has a huge range of flavours available, from classics strawberry and caramel, to more experimental offerings such as lime and chilli, sea salt, and lemon and white chocolate.
Stitch: Lads and ladies clothing
105 Main Street, Greytown, Wairarapa
Head on over to the fresh and fabulous Stitch for a range of clothing for both women and men. Brought to you by dynamic duo Erica and Molly, the styles in store are simple and comfortable while still bringing the class.
You’ll find brands from Australasia as well as further afield, including Silent Theory, The Academy Brand, Leoni, Seeking Lola, Happy Socks, AS Colour, Ben Sherman and more. Along with all of your clothing needs, Stitch also carries accessories, including bags, watches, wallets, belts and jewellery, as well as some skincare goods.
Miss Maude: Fabrics and haberdashery
11 Hastwell Street, Greytown, Wairarapa
To step into Miss Maude is to step into a fabric lover’s dream. The colourful store covers all of your materials and haberdashery needs. It includes a carefully chosen selection of high quality fabrics - including linens, organic cottons, natural fibres and wool, as well as yarns, patterns, tools and accessories.
The store is the brainchild of Emma, who dreamt up the concept when she was living at the foot of New Zealand’s Mount Maude.
Emporos Antiques: Furniture and homewares
75-77 Main Street, Greytown, Wairarapa
Emporos Antiques and Interiors is split across two stores, set in historic buildings on Greytown’s Main Street. One is the Gallery Store while the other is the Emporos and Just William Store.
The former offers a selection of antique, mid-century and contemporary pieces. There’s a penchant for the French flair, with stylish lighting and art pieces. The latter offers homewares, accessories and jewellery, with more furniture and decorative pieces available.
Grand Illusions: Gardens and goods
107 Main Street, Greytown, Wairarapa
With the tagline ‘where the garden meets the home’, the store offers up a selection of home and garden goods - including seeds and everything you need for gardening, as well as an eclectic variety of artistic pieces to add that finishing touch.
Behind the store is Craig Thorburn, an award-winning gardener and lively character in his own right. He’s proven his worth when it comes to creating beautiful spaces, and has a particular penchant for subtropical varieties of plants and interesting structural elements.
Deluxe: Contemporary and traditional wares
Shop 2, 74 Main Street, Greytown, Wairarapa
In the newly created shopping area of Greytown known as ‘the hub’, you’ll find Deluxe, where owners Claire and John offer an array of products for ‘a life less ordinary’.
Step into the store and explore the selection of women’s and men’s clothing from recognisable brands, including a number of unique shirts for men. You’ll also find home, bathroom and living goods. Along with the smaller items, the store carries furniture and lighting pieces, in both traditional and contemporary styles. Deluxe is known for its elegant and bold offerings that are great for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.
The Design Library: Modern furniture and decor
115 Main Street, Greytown, Wairarapa
Art, armchairs, mirrors, cushions, dining tables… The Design Library has it all when it comes to styling your home. Brought to you by Shelley and Kirk, the stocklist is decidedly chic and modern, with classic pieces thrown in for good measure.
This is the place to go to be inspired to mix up your interiors while still maintaining an air of effortless cool. Looking for the perfect armchair? Take your pick of the neutral staples paired with bright accessories, or nab the daring teal loveseat. To see the new items in store and how they can be styled, head over to The Design Library social sites.
Wild Grey Fox: Eco-conscious art and gifts
81 Main Street, Greytown, Wairarapa
Wild Grey Fox was created with the environment in mind - in terms of both sustainable sourcing and artistic inspiration. Nikki, with her artistic skills, and Marina, with strategic experience and business nous, are the powerful duo behind the eco-brand and store.
In the store they sell the delicate and nature-themed Wild Honey Art, including limited edition prints, as well as gifts and homewares that all fit the earthy aesthetic. To be as eco-friendly as possible, the store focuses on using local and organic materials while also limiting packaging and plastic.
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