1 Wandering our shops is a lot more pleasant than battling the crowds at a large complex.
2 Your spending will boost the local economy – when you buy from our small businesses much more of the money stays in the district.
3 You’ll be supporting local entrepreneurs.
4 You’ll find unique, locally made gifts you won’t get at the chain stores.
5 You’ll get great service and advice, often from the store owners themselves.
If you need more inspiration, check out these independent, locally owned and operated retailers. You’ll find a gift for everyone in your life here. And for a bonus shopping experience, come to Arrowtown on a Sunday between 10am and 2pm and you can scout out more gourmet food options and arts and crafts at the Arrowtown Farmers Market!
21 Buckingham sells cashmere, merino and merino/possum knitwear, America's Cup clothing, genuine Ugg boots and slippers, as well as sheepskins, woollen rugs and throws. Buckingham St. Open 9am to 5pm Mon–Sat, 10am to 5pm Sun, plus online store.
Goals is a luxury leisure and active wear store that embodies stylish, casual living. Buckingham St. Open 9am to 5.30pm daily plus online store.
Golden Fleece specialises in New Zealand made clothing and products, including soft and luxurious merino/possum and pure merino knitwear. Buckingham St. Open 9.30am to 5pm Mon–Sat, 10am to 5pm Sun, plus online store.
Ikon has the latest and greatest in men’s and women’s fashion, with sought-after European, Australian and New Zealand brands. Buckingham St. Open 9am to 5.30pm Sun–Fri, 9am to 5.30pm Sat, plus online store.
Te Huia stocks the most extensive range of outerwear luxury brand Canada Goose in the Southern Hemisphere, along with NZ designed and made Untouched World™, Paula Ryan, and more. Buckingham St. Open 9am to 5.30pm daily plus online store.
Wallace & Gibbs has been a feature of Buckingham St since 2006. The shop stocks NZ clothing designers like Trelise Cooper and Ricochet, as well as international brands. It’s also a New Zealand knitwear specialist. Buckingham St. Open 9am to 5.30pm daily plus online store.
Smith & Western uses exotic fabrics combined with relaxed styling to create investment pieces for women. Designed and made in New Zealand. Buckingham Street. Open 10am to 5pm daily plus online store.
The WoolPress Family owned and operated for more than a quarter century, The WoolPress carries top brands in outdoor and lifestyle apparel. Buckingham St. Open 9am to 5.30pm daily plus online store.
Seletti Concept Store merges fashion and art with luxury brands of women’s wear including Ganni, Golden Goose, Isabel Marant, Balenciaga, Chloe, Yves Salomon Army and Anine Bing. Buckingham St. Open 9.30am to 5pm Mon–Fri, 10am to 5pm Sat–Sun, plus online store.
Angel Divine is a high-end designer boutique where selected New Zealand and international fashion labels, including Holland Cooper, Juliette Hogan and Mahsa, come together. Buckingham St. Open 9.30am to 5pm Mon–Fri, 10am to 5pm Sat, 10am to 4pm Sun, plus online store.
Pony Up sells pre-loved, recycled and consciously chosen designer garments, shoes and accessories. Dudley's Precinct. Open 10am to 3pm daily. From 18 November also open for cocktail hour 4–7pm Thu, in conjunction with The Dishery.
Better by Bike has a range of Mons Royale clothing as well as helmets, shoes and other biking accessories. Dudley's Precinct. Open 9am to 5pm daily.
Attic Homestore specialises in vintage and design pieces from New Zealand and around the world that allow you to express your personality as you add the finishing touches to your home. Ramshaw Lane. Open 10am to 5pm daily, plus online store.
Ogle sells a wonderfully eclectic range of gifts and homewares for all budgets, ages and stages. Buckingham St. Open 9.30am to 5.30pm daily, plus online store.
The Gold Nugget has a wide selection of jewellery, crafts, clothing and gifts, with a focus on New Zealand products. Buckingham St. Open 9am to 5pm daily.
Francis Patterson has a carefully curated collection of quality gifts and homewares, some of them hand-made. Buckingham St. Open 10am to 5pm daily.
Rainbow Doorways carries a wide array of spiritual gifts to illuminate your soul, including crystals, books, singing bowls and angels, as well as local art and jewellery. Coachman’s Hall. Open 10am to 5pm daily.
Arrowtown Post Office sells stationery, books, cards, gift wrap and ribbons as well as gifts for all ages. Buckingham St. Open 10am to 2pm Mon–Fri.
Arrowtown Pharmacy has a great selection of gifts for all ages. Buckingham St. Open 8.30am to 6pm daily.
Stitchwallah offers unique gifts hand made by award-winning Indian master weavers, dyers, printers and craftspeople. Coachman’s Hall. Open 10am to 5pm Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun.
Arrowtown Curios is a treasure trove of antique, vintage and new curios, unusual gifts and beautiful decor items. Dudley's Precinct. Open 10am to 4pm Tue–Sun plus online store. From December, open 10am to 5pm daily plus online store.
Birdwoods South Gallery sells African textiles, artwork, craft and stone sculpture, all hand selected by the Zimbabwe-born owner. Buckingham St. Open 10am to 4pm daily or by appointment, plus online sales.
Jenny Mehrtens sells distinctive gold-leafed paintings on oak board from her studio. Dudley's Precinct. Open 11am to 4pm daily or by appointment, plus online sales.
Nadene Milne Gallery is a dealer gallery for major New Zealand artists including Séraphine Pick, Max Gimblett, Shane Cotton, Laurence Aberhart and Gretchen Albrecht. Buckingham St. Open 11am to 5pm Wed–Sat or by appointment.
Astor Bristed holds year-round exhibitions for emerging and established contemporary artists and stocks a range of original works and limited edition prints. Coachman's Hall. Open 10am to 3pm Wed–Sat or by appointment.
Lakes District Museum Gallery From 25 November local artists showcase their work at the Arrowtown Art Union 2nd Edition exhibition. All works are for sale and it's a fantastic opportunity to support the museum as well they get a commission. Buckingham St. Open 10am to 4pm daily.
The Jade & Opal Factory has the region's only working jade carving factory. The family-owned store makes and sells jade pendants and sculptures in traditional Māori designs. Buckingham St. Open 9am to 4pm Mon–Fri, 9.30am to 4.30pm Sat–Sun, plus online store.
The Gold Shop has unique natural gold flake lockets, earrings and rings, as well as natural gold nugget pendants, a large range of pearls and art deco jewellery. Buckingham St. Open 9am to 5pm daily plus online store.
The Old Smithy sells contemporary jewellery featuring New Zealand greenstone, paua shell and basalt. Buckingham St. Open 10am to 4pm daily plus online store.
Dorothy Browns Cinema Bookstore has an excellent selection of literary fiction, non-fiction and children's books, plus gift packages for the cinema. Buckingham St. Open 12.30pm till late Tue–Sun.
Lakes District Museum specialises in New Zealand children's books and hard-to-find local history books, and they've recently increased their range to include coffee table books and novels. Buckingham St. Open 10am to 4pm daily.
Food and drink
Remarkable Sweet Shop carries a comprehensive range of confectionery. All the British favourites including hard-boiled sweets, gummies, gifts and novelties plus homemade fudge and nougat too! Buckingham St. Open 9am to 5pm daily plus online store.
Gibbston Valley Cheesery sells sheep, cow and goat milk cheeses hand-crafted in the European style, plus all the fixings to go with them. Ramshaw Lane. Open from 9am to 4pm daily plus online store.
Patagonia Chocolates caters to all your chocolate cravings with chocolate products made with artisan techniques. Ramshaw Lane. Open 9am to 6pm daily, plus online store.
Arrowtown Wine Store has a range of wines to suit all tastebuds – from Central Otago wineries to the best from all over the world. The store specialises in local and international craft beer as well as spirits. Ramshaw Lane. Open 10am to 7pm Sun–Wed, 10am to 8pm Thu–Sat.
The Winery sells a huge range of New Zealand and international wine. Try before you buy with their unique tasting experience. Ramshaw Lane. Open from 9.45am to 8pm-ish daily plus online store.
Betty’s Liquorstore can help you stock up your drinks cabinet with wines, beers and spirits. Buckingham St. Open 10am to 11pm daily.
Finally, to give a quintessential Arrowtown experience, how about a voucher from one of our many cafés and restaurants?
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