close button

Best of Auckland 2015: Shops

Dec 3, 2015 What's On

The best shops in the city according to our Best of Auckland 2015 readers’ poll.


Best barber

Winner: Maloney’s
Runner-up: Bespoke Barbers


Winner: East Day Spa
Runner-up: Lucy and the Powder Room

Be in to win a $50 East Day Spa voucher to celebrate Best of Auckland 2015!


Winner: Unity Books
Runner-up: Time Out

Unity Books


Winner: The Botanist
Runner-up: La Femme Fleur

Hair salon

Winner: Dry & Tea
Runner-up: Stephen Marr

Homeware store

Winner: The Bread & Butter Letter
Runner-up: Flotsam & Jetsam

Best men’s clothing label

Winner: Huffer

Women’s clothing label

Winner: Zambesi
Runner-up: Liam

And the rest:

People (including most irritating and funniest Aucklander)

Places (including best place for a date and best beach)

Food (including best cafe, restaurant, cheap eat and coffee roaster)


Latest issue shadow

Metro N°440 is out now!

With progressive councillors starting to score some wins under what was anticipated to be a reactionary major, Hayden Donnell asks: Has Wayne Brown gone woke?
Plus: we go out and investigate Auckland’s nightlife (or in some cases, the lack thereof), with best bars (with thanks to Campari); going-out diaries from Chlöe Swarbrick, BBYFACEKILLA.mp3, Poppa.Jax & more; a look into Auckland’s drugs by Don Roew (who’s holding and how much they paid for it); we go on the campaign trail with Willie Jackson, talk to gallerist Michael Lett, drink martinis and alternative wines, start seeing a therapist, visit Imogen Taylor’s studio, look into Takutai Tarsh Kemp’s wardrobe. And more!

Buy the latest issue