Boutique shopping, cosy cafes, and some of Newmarket’s favourite bohemian inspired homewares stores sit nestled in Nuffield Street. This leafy suburban street is a key shopping destination for independent, local and international stores, as well as some of the precinct’s favourite hospo spots.
We have put together a handy guide to finding the best spots in Nuffield street, whether you’re looking for a new outfit, beautiful homewares or a spot for a bite in the sunshine.
With both international and local designers a plenty, Nuffield Street is home to the flagship stores of kiwi icons Stolen Girlfriend’s Club and Karen Walker, as well as Huffer and Barkers. If department style shopping is more your thing, you can’t go past Superette’s freshly invigorated store without popping in to peruse their careful curation of on trend designs. If stocking up on summer wears is on the agenda, pop into Tosca & Salome’s Byron Bay inspired space to pick out of perfect flowing dress, or head next door to Hot Body Swimwear who have every base covered when it comes to finding the perfect swimsuit. If you find swimwear shopping not that simple, Avokado have specialised in lingerie and swimwear in cup sizes D and above for over 10 years. They offer a fitting service to ensure that all shapes and sizes are fitted perfectly.
Dotted amongst the local labels are Australian labels Witchery, Country Road, Seed, Gorman, Alannah Hill and Trenery who have made Nuffield Street their pride of place.
And not to forget the little ones, Nuffield street is home a hub of kids boutiques. to a fantastic offering of kids wear, with Kizclub and Kids Around stocking a wide variety of international luxury labels such as Kenzo and Dolce & Gabbana. If local labels are what you are after then Kid Republic stocks a huge range of kiwi favourites Pop Factory, Pretty Brave and popular Melbourne kids label Minti.
With homewares, gifting and fashion covered, Flo & Frankie have long been a Newmarket and Nuffield Street destination, and recently extending their store upstairs, opening a boho-inspired and homewares space named Flo’s Loft. If you are wanting to transform your living space into a leafy green oasis, Indie Home Collective is also a must-visit. Harrowset Hall is a linen lovers dream, perfect if you have guests coming to stay or are in need of a housewarming gift. Their luxe collection of linen and towels are suited to any occasion. Heading next door, Vincent stock an eclectic range of fashion. Kikki.K and Farmers Home can also be found here, truly making it a one stop shop!
Nuffield Street is also home to Parker & Co – the optometrist that blends eyecare with fashion and sources brands from all over the globe. With the largest selection of Chloe, Moscot, Gucci and Anne et Valentin eyewear in NZ, plus the exclusive Gentle Monster range, you’ll find a fashion forward or classic look that’s the perfect fit for your face. Also located on this lush street is Nuffield Street’s very own, Hamilton Brooks. The award-winning salon is home to a talented team of stylists that cultivate a considered approach to hair design within a luxe salon.
If you’re looking to refuel and refresh on Nuffield, you can’t go past Cali – All Day Eatery. With a lush open space, this cool café offers all day breakfasts and is the perfect spot for mid-morning meetings or an after-work happy hour drink! We highly recommend the Fish Tacos. Tasca is another Newmarket staple, inspired by the back-street tapas bars of Spain, the space is brimming with European charm. If shopping gets a little much, Little Nuffield, Nadu and Café Massimo will assist with an afternoon caffeine fix.
Did you know that Nuffield Street also has easy parking? The carpark entrance is located next to City Fitness and your first 30 minutes is free. Perfect for those quick trips into your favourite stores!