The pedestrian-friendly Queenstown Mall (Queenstown's CBD main street) is centrally located and has a large number of high street chain stores and local fashion boutiques, interspersed with cafes and restaurants to sate your appetite from a day perusing the shops. Start here on your walking mission, at the top or bottom, it doesn’t matter. Check out Country Road, Witchery, Moochi, or Decjuba for that perfect Queenstown outfit. Top it off with your new favourite statement piece, which you'll find at Seletti Concept Store or BONZ.
Tucked around the corner in Searle Lane, you'll find two of Queenstown's top locally owned boutiques: Angel Divine and Issimo Shoes. Pop into Angel Divine and peruse the curated collection of the latest designer fashion from New Zealand and international brands including Karen Walker, Marle, NOM*d, and Kate Sylvester. Then, visit Issimo Shoes next door to complete that look with a pair of Birkenstocks or Dr Martens and a Saben New Zealand leather handbag.
Wander on up to DECODE, on nearby Camp Street, an eclectic mix of quality local and New Zealand made fashion, lighting, homeware and jewellery. From here, head towards the Queenstown Gardens on Marine Parade, the perfect location to pick up a unique locally made gift or art piece from Vesta Design Store or stroll up Camp Street and find your holiday read at BOUND Books. Further along the waterfront you'll find SLOW Store, a treasure trove of consciously selected homewares and fashion. SLOW is a great place to stop mid-shopping spree as they serve delicious coffee and vegetarian cabinet food guaranteed to help you power through the afternoon.
After lunch stroll up to Beach Street, where your inner fashionista will thrive at Gorman, STORM, and Elle & Riley Cashmere. Make sure you leave room for a late afternoon sugar hit at the Remarkables Sweet Shop.
If outdoor gear is your jam, Shotover Street has you covered, quite literally. From camping gear and bikes to snow gear and the most technical of outdoor clothing, there are a number of shops that will see to your every need, no matter the season. At the top of Shotover Street you'll find Outside Sports, Small Planet and NZSHRED. Outside Sports offers a huge range of outdoor clothing, sports shoes, accessories and equipment for your next biking, hiking, skiing or mountain adventure. Just a few doors down is Small Planet, reminiscent of a Kathmandu market place store the locally owned shop is a hub for mountaineers, climbers, guides, and the perfect place to stop in before embarking on your next outdoor adventure. Neighbouring store NZSHRED is deemed the 'first dedicated snowboard store in New Zealand' and has been attracting loyal clientele since 1985. Locally owned, NZSHRED is a go-to for snow, surf, street and skate wear.
Downtown Queenstown isn't the only place with great shopping in the region, make sure you explore further afield in Arrowtown, which boasts fantastic boutique shopping, as well as the Remarkables Park, Five Mile and Queenstown Central shopping complexes in Frankton.