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Browse Wellington’s specialty stores

A wide of two people looking at a shelf of perfumes at Abel Odor Perfumery in Wellington.
Interior of Coffee outdoors, a green table sits in the centre with a small barbecue and cooker set on top. A staff member stands behind the counter, garment racks and shelves with stock surround the room.
Looking into Iris Store + Studio adorned with their beauty products in white bottles on shelves along the wall and a counter in the centre.
A person sorting out the fresh fruit in baskets at Moore Wilsons, handpainted signs above show the prices and types of fruits.
The storefront of Wellington Apothecary, a health and wellness store located on Cuba Street in Te Aro, Wellington.
A wide of two people looking at a shelf of perfumes at Abel Odor Perfumery in Wellington.

Abel Odor

83 Aro Street, Aro Valley, Wellington

Abel Odor’s (pronounced ‘ah-bell’) spot in the valley is part factory, part shop. It’s known as the ‘fabriek’, the Dutch word for factory. It’s the home base for the natural perfumery.

The brand was born from owner Frances Shoemack’s quest for a natural perfume that was as modern and chic as it was sustainable and ethical. Pop your head into Abel’s Aro Street shop, and you’ll likely find Frances herself. She’s often brewing up batches of natural scents ready for shipping across the world.

In store, shoppers can experience Abel’s scents in an engaging, personal way with the people who brought them to life.

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Interior of Coffee outdoors, a green table sits in the centre with a small barbecue and cooker set on top. A staff member stands behind the counter, garment racks and shelves with stock surround the room.

Coffee Outdoors

8 Marion Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Coffee Outdoors’ aim is to inspire recreation outdoors. Its tucked-away location holds a curated selection of outdoor equipment that balances functionality, impact, value, and style.

The design-focused store stocks everything you need for adventuring outside. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a relative newbie, everyone is welcome.

Every product and brand has been hand-picked by owners Tom and Siobhan. Their priorities are beautiful design, quality, and sustainability. Local brands mix with international, in everything from puffer jackets to instant coffee.

The store’s name comes from the duo’s love of taking inside rituals outside. Whether you’ve been for a walk or climbed a mountain, there’s nothing better than a coffee outdoors.

Coffee Outdoors
Looking into Iris Store + Studio adorned with their beauty products in white bottles on shelves along the wall and a counter in the centre.

Iris Store & Studio

78 Victoria Street, Wellington

Victoria Street is home to a locally-owned beauty concept space, Iris. Part store, part studio, Iris focuses on high-quality, international brands and an intimate customer experience.

Iris Store & Studio’s collection is curated by beauty aficionado and Wellingtonian, Hannah Wiles. Hannah hand-picks every brand and product on the shelves. Her priorities are proven results, transparent ingredients, and sustainability. Expert advice and personal recommendations are all part of the Iris experience. Customers can level up their visit with facials, make-up lessons, and brow and lash treatments in the upstairs studio space.

Iris Beauty
A person sorting out the fresh fruit in baskets at Moore Wilsons, handpainted signs above show the prices and types of fruits.

Moore Wilson’s

36 College Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Moore Wilson’s is Wellington’s foodie mecca. It brings together every type of food lover under one roof. Local chefs and café owners go there to buy their supplies. Home cooks and foodies head there to pick up restaurant-quality ingredients. And, it’s a must-visit on any eating tour of Wellington.

A good place to begin is downstairs, in Moore Wilson’s Fresh. Like an always-on farmers market, it stocks specialised artisan products, and fresh produce, meat and seafood. Local bakeries come by each morning, stocking up the shelves with fresh bread and sweet treats. The selection is extensive, so it’s advisable to come with an empty stomach.

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The storefront of Wellington Apothecary, a health and wellness store located on Cuba Street in Te Aro, Wellington.

Wellington Apothecary

110a Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Wellington Apothecary is an island of peace in the city. It’s part retail store, part apothecary, part clinic. On its shelves sit pretty glass bottles of aromatherapy oils, herbal remedies and botanical skincare. From the dispensary, you can purchase tonics and teas. The remedies soothe irritated digestive systems, help the body cope with stress, ease coughs and colds, and much more. There’s also a natural therapy clinic offering therapeutic massage, holistic facials, naturopathy, and Ayurveda medicine.

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