Auckland shopping areas.
Auckland shopping areas include the following:
I’ll separate them into two groups, the first being being:
Auckland shopping malls
( shopping centres ).
These are large complexes designed all under one roof, with adjacent parking.
The main advantages with Auckland shopping malls are:
a) It’s easier to get a park close to your destination.
b) The park is usually free!
c) There’s good protection from the weather.
The main disadvantages with Auckland shopping malls is:
a) You usually have the larger operations, that are all the same, or the smaller boutiques, that are more upmarket usually with higher prices, but not always!
The second group are:
Auckland Shopping Areas along and around main roads.
The main advantages with these Auckland Shopping areas along a main roads is:
a) You often find businesses that have been running for a long period and therefore may have greater expertise in their chosen niche.
b) You’re also more likely to find a bargain, because these establishments often have lower overheads than mall stores, so are able to pass on better deals, and are often have real ‘sales’, rather then a ‘sale’ every week, as some chain stores seem to have.
The Main disadvantage with Auckland Shopping Areas along and around main roads is that the parking can be difficult to find. Often you end up paying in a metered site if your lucky to get one on the street, other wise you can end up in a parking building, where you have to pay high prices.
1) Auckland Shopping Malls.
Many malls are owned by Westfield.
There are malls in the following locations:
Albany ( North Auckland ).
Botany Town Centre ( East Tamaki ).
Pakuranga ( East Auckland ).
Manakau Centre ( South Auckland ).
Sylvia Park ( East Auckland ).
St Lukes ( Auckland ).
2) Auckland Shopping Areas along and around main roads.
Broadway is the main street with most of the stores on it, making it easy to walk up one side and down the other.
Parnell is a fashionable, up-market suburb .
Many Victorian villas have been refurbished into boutiques or restaurants.
This is a good place for jewelery, arts, crafts, cafés and bars.
Ponsonby has many interesting boutiques and specialty stores and is well known for it’s many restaurants and night life, with nightclubs and bars,that are popular with young people.
Part of Ponsonby’s charm is the old Edwardian terrace houses.
This is Auckland’s main street, and has more than a kilometre lined with stores, with arcades and malls running off it.
With a range of eating establishments. Including Chancery, the central city fashion district, Chancery is a mixture of fashion, beauty, cuisine, gift ware and vibrant cafes.
Cnr Chancery Street and Courthouse Lane, Central city.
An up market suburbs, with expensive boutiques, and high quality merchandise.
Has a variety of stores, from fashion boutiques to discount department stores.
There’s also a range of cafes and eating establishments to chose from.
Victoria Street, Devonport.
A quaint seaside suburb with many character buildings and old style stores, cafes and restaurants.
Just a ferry ride from the central city.