Well beyond souvenirs, Queenstown’s shopping precinct caters for fashionistas young and old alike. If it’s a luxurious something special that you’re after, make a beeline to Louis Vuitton’s new store – one word of warning: you won’t want to leave. Perched by the edge of Lake Wakatipu with views of Cecil Peak, the boutique is truly one of a kind. Local furniture designer Ed Cruikshank was enlisted to instil the space with the spirit of the South Island and the result is unforgettable. Your next stop needs to be WORLD’s recently opened boutique, which is just footsteps around the corner. On offer are a covetable array of luxurious fragrance and beauty brands – Amouage, Cire Trudon candles and Santa Maria Novella skincare – as well as its eponymous seasonal fashion collections. Store manager Cheryl is a wealth of knowledge and will be able to assist in finding the perfect scent.
Stroll up Searle Lane to discover go-to fashion destination, Angel Divine. Owner Natalie Newlands knows her stuff; inside you’ll find a carefully curated selection of some of New Zealand’s best labels: Zambesi, NOM*d, Kate Sylvester and Deadly Ponies. Decode – home to an eclectic array array of out-of-the-box fashion and accessories alongside an impressive assortment of homeware, furnishings, lighting, and jewellery – is just moments away on Camp Street.
Unique, 100 per cent New Zealand-made trinkets can be discovered at the Creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Market. The outdoor market runs each Saturday and is the perfect spot to pick up a gift for someone special. When your belly starts to rumble head to Remarkables Market. Snow-capped mountains form the backdrop, and each Saturday the Red Barn is transformed into a hive of artisanal activity. Alongside locally produced arts and crafts you’ll be able to devour tasty local produce.