Quality Hotel Wellington
223 Cuba Street
Phone: (64) 4 3852156
Fax: (64) 4 3828873
If you are into 50s, 60s or 70s fashions then this interesting shop is sure to appeal. Located on Wellington's quirky Cuba Street, it stocks a range of second hand and new designer gear for women and men. There are also plenty of accessories to choose from including shoes, bags and jewellery in a variety of styles. If it is a special party outfit you are after then you will find lots of bright colours and sequins here.
This independent store deals in new and used compact discs, records, tapes and videos. From 50s and 60s records to current releases, you will find a wide choice from pop/rock and classical to techno and soul. The store specialises in hard-to-find and deleted titles; you can pick up rare items such as a signed compact disc of Split Enz's Australian release of "Mental Notes". The store provides an international delivery service.
If you are after a look that is a little funky and a little different but does not cost the earth, then come Spacesuit. You can take a look at their extensive collection of imported and exclusive Asian street wear. You will find baggy "skatie" jeans, wet suit inspired tops, fluffy pink shift frocks, colorful jackets and assorted fashionable accessories among other things. The individual styles, particularly well-loved by teenagers and 20-somethings, reflects the owner's distinctive taste.
This is one of the most unusual stores in Wellington. Established by former owner Brain Goddard, this shop has the usual range of antique china and art deco figurines as well as some very interesting collectables. In fact Godds Attic has the biggest collection of antique corkscrews in the Southern Hemisphere. Collectable toys, penknives, and other gadgets and bric-a-brac crowd this store on lively Cuba Street. Drop in and enjoy browsing.
Mill Liquorsave is a privately owned family run chain of liquor outlets offering a vast range of alcohol from the top shelf to basement bargains. There are at least 1,000 different wines, ports, champagnes and spirits retailing at very competitive prices. Those with a thirst for knowledge, as well as the nectar of the Gods, should join the Mill wine club. Look out for the distinctive big red can on the skyline that heralds a Mill Liquorsave.
This unique shop sells much more than just weather instruments. There is a range of science and nature toys including microscopes, solar radiometers and chemistry sets. You will also find novelties like skeleton woodcraft kits and pigs that "oink" if you cross their path - good to place in front of the fridge if you are on a diet! There is something in every price range from prehistoric glow balls up to moving dolphin lamps.
Ziggurat is one of many shops that add to Cuba Street's casual and creative charm. Situated in the centre of this lively part of Wellington the shop resells pre-loved men's and women's clothes and accessories. There is gear from all eras and leading New Zealand and overseas brands like Max, Country Road, and Zambesi. Check it out if you want something that is unique and still has plenty of mileage left in it.
This shop in Wellington that specializes in fishing gear. For those wanting to chat you can rely on the staff to talk knowledgeably about snapper, blue cod and salmon, and where and how to catch them. The expert local knowledge will ensure a good catch.
Looking for something different to spice up your love life or to wear to a Madonna-style party? You will find a small range of designer lingerie and alluring outerwear at this small boutique, which specialises in New Zealand designs. From leopard skin g-strings and latex pants to crimson and black lace corsets and leather tops, there is an interesting variety of unique garments on offer. Prices are moderate to expensive, but then individuality in style does not come cheap.
Fruit, flowers, food - it is all here in one of many dairies in the upper end of Cuba street. It is a great place to drop into when on the run or if you have forgotten that important little something. This store is full of the necessities of life and is open from early to late seven days a week. Do call for opening hours.
Aptly named, the Relics store which sells antiques and well as buys them, will strike a chord with the collector in all of us. It is teeming with antiques and memorabilia such as old posters, pictures, cabinets, dressing tables, wooden trunks, printer drawers, crockery, dozens of lampshades and delicate jewelery. You name it and this place has it: stocked era-wise. The shop is not particularly big or well laid out, it is more like a jumble sale of treasures but is great for period style decorators or collectors.
You will find everything from fridge magnets to fish wall sculptures at this small shop that specializes in stainless steel and metal ware. Wellington designers and craftspeople make all the artifacts on sale. Well worth a visit if you are looking for good quality gifts at reasonable prices. Check out the distinctive cup wall hangers and the interesting range of clocks. Centrally located just a few doors away from the City's vibrant Cuba Mall.