Quality Hotel Lincoln Green
159 Lincoln Road
Phone: (64) 9 8387006
Fax: (64) 9 8374447
This store buys, sells, trades and loans quality goods. It has a good, wide range of small appliances (televisions, videos, stereos, and smaller) and a more limited selection of whiteware. There are also sporting goods, power and hand tools, a lot of jewelery, car stereos, camera equipment, video game consoles and games, and much, much more. There are also a few brand new items. This is also the place to come for some quick cash. However, they stop buying half an hour before the store closes and not on Sundays.
For a very impressive collection of computer games and other software, this is the place to come. Playstation and Dreamcast games are the most popular, and this store has all the latest and greatest titles. Some PC educational software, along with games, hardware - such as gaming consoles, memory cards, and controllers - are also sold. Games can usually be trialled before purchase. Located behind The Warehouse in New Lynn, about 20 minutes from the city. Additional Branch: 627 Mt Wellington Highway, Mt Wellington, +64 (0)9 276 8606.
For the sweetest antique furniture and gift ideas look no further than Babushka Antiques, hidden away in Westmere. They have a selection of beautiful porcelain and pottery as well as 1950s and 1960s style lampshades and sculpted pieces. To complete a Retro look they have furniture from the same era such as egg chairs and kidney-shaped tables in the finest condition. They are always sourcing new pieces and will help create a whole new look for your home, if you dare!
This is a great place for healthy wholegrain and organic breads. Everything here has the real grain taste. Mamata Bakehouse also makes delicious pies (try a Spicy Vegetable one), and a range of healthy fruit loaves, squares and biscuits. An old favorite is Caramel Walnut Slice. Mamata is right next door to Harvest Wholefoods, so you can visit these two health food shops in one trip. There is plenty of parking round about.
One of the strengths of this department store is that it specializes in home furnishings and accessories, appliances and clothes - thereby not spreading itself too thin. Located next to Rebel Sport, across the free garage from Waitakere Plaza, and a one-minute walk to WestCity Shopping Centre - this is the place to go for everything for the inside of your home. Briscoes often has good sales and specials, and the well-set out stores make it a pleasant place to shop.
This self-described "smallest department store in the world" is more of an emporium, and it seems to have a little bit of everything. Part of the Blockhouse Bay township, 20 minutes from Auckland, it is close to a number of other shops including a post office, a hardware store, and banks. It stocks tools, toys and games, a good selection of luggage, and a lot of other odds and ends. Well worth a look.
Scarpa has one of the best and most affordable ranges of imported shoes on offer in New Zealand. With a store in the St Lukes shopping mall and also in the 277 mall on Broadway in Newmarket, they offer high style at a range of prices. Stocking mostly Australian and Italian labels, their selection is up-to-the-minute yet elegant and the retail assistants are always knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions you may have regarding their stock and style.
Glengarry Wines operate ten excellent shops in Auckland. They have such a huge range of wines from all over the world, you can feel spoilt for exotic choice. It can be overwhelming, but never fear, the staff are friendly and very knowledgeable, practical and willing to advise. There are plenty of good New Zealand wines too, and occasional promotions of other related delicacies--the olives were memorable!! And there are always specials on hand for the budget-minded imbiber.
Right in the heart of trendy Ponsonby, Cyco is a specialist cycle shop offering most makes and models of bikes, particularly specialized, Peugeot cycles and Avanti brands. Whatever your cycling code, mountain, racing or touring, Cyco staff will listen to your needs, and offer expert advice on cycles, accessories, clothing, and shoes to help you reach the level of performance you require. Cyco have a repair workshop where they can repair or service your bicycle, but you can also buy many of the tools you need to do the job yourself.
The name Askew has become synonymous with excellent quality and original gift ideas from around the globe. They stock brands such as Alessi and Dualit among others. They have a wide range of novelty gifts, as well as handcrafted jewelery from New Zealand and overseas, along with a great choice in accessories and pens. Staff are always helpful and gift wrapping is a specialty, especially at Christmas when the store is really humming!
Milly's is a treasure house of things for the kitchen—from cook ware to crockery, tools, linen and glassware, cookbooks, luscious preserves and other goodies. Everything you could possibly dream of for cooking is here, especially if it is a well regarded imported brand, or good quality NZ—made item. This is a fascinating place to browse—excellent for gifts—and the staff are helpful.
Everyone who loves children's books will love this store. It is run by ex-teachers whose love for what they are selling is obvious. They have a broad range of titles, subjects and genres. The collection of picture and story books is particularly impressive. There are many educational books, toys and other resources—such as games, puzzles and music cassettes. Special reference books for children are available, as well as a New Zealand section. There is a playpen, which is handy if you want to browse in peace. Handily located five minutes from central Auckland.