Be seriously spoilt for choice when you visit Cambridge’s boutique shops – from fantastic art galleries and antiques to foodie finds, footwear, fashion and homewares.


Fashionistas are sorted here! Cambridge’s main street and side streets are loaded with unique fashion offerings – for men, women and children. From Cocktail dresses and Race Day outfits, to lingerie, luxurious linens, leisure clothing, baby knits, and that pair of jeans you have been searching for. Teenagers are sorted with surf, street, and skate clothing offerings, and you can pair it all up with accessories and jewellery, all within easy walking distance.

Brands include: Ketze-K, Loaf & Co, Status Anxiety, Verge, NYDJ, Madly Sweetly, Italian Closet, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Kite, Ministry of Style, Once Was, Hello Friday, Diesel, Citta, Humidity, Rembrandt, Cutler & Co, Ben Sherman, Lacoste, Birkenstock, RM Wililams,  Wild Rhino, Bettie Munroe, Annah Stretton, Roxy, ILABB, Parisian, Meredith, Cuerate by Trelise Cooper, Paula Ryan, Caroline Sills,  and so much more. Treat your feet with with fabulous quality footwear including NZ Brands such as Mint and Beau Coops and Italian Leather and European styles from the fashion capitals of the world.

Fashion Shops


Cambridge is reknown for its Antiques and Arts.

Explore a treasure trove of heritage pieces, authentic French brocante, English country style, and rustic farmhouse decor at the Heritage Trading Company  They specialize in reviving tired pieces through painting, sewing, recovering, and repairing, all while championing sustainable living and the art of recycling and upcycling.

Alys Antiques specializes in genuine antiques, mainly of English origin, with some Continental and Asian pieces. Antiques on Victoria has an eclectic collection including gold, silver and fine gemstone jewelry, bronzes, glass, silverware, mirrors, china, paintings, prints and lighting fixtures, as well as mahogany, oak and kauri furniture. The Cambridge Art Gallery offers a wide range of paintings, glass, sculptures, rugs and ceramics.

Heritage Gallery stocks premium NZ made products – from merino clothing, studio glass and jewelry to unique art pieces and more, alongside friendly professional service. Sinclair Barclay Art Gallery features exceptional NZ landscapes, horses and farm scenes from local Wayne Sinclair, and Robyn Barclays colorful impressionistic style artworks.

Not far down the road you will find.…..Inspirit Studio and Gallery on Pencarrow road, a spacious contemporary art gallery exhibiting a diverse range of artistic mediums. Photography, painting, indoor & outdoor sculpture, glass, jewellery, ceramics, functional art, wearable art, print making and mixed media. Inspirit supports and promotes highest quality original New Zealand art, with an emphasis on representing leading local artists. The Garden Art Studio on Kaipaki road has a unique collection of NZ made indoor & outdoor artwork. Checkout more local talent there and search for collectables, a special gift, or simply be inspired.


Beautiful collections can be found at stores such as Hus, Olio DesignGreen with Envy,  and Odell Home. Furniture, homewares, lighting, nursery décor, world class quality kitchen ware, bed linen and nursery furniture. You will find sheepskins, specially chosen antiques and homewares from Northern China, outdoor furniture collections, ceramics, mirrors, rugs, lamps, and architectural pieces. Interior styling services, to provide you with some visual inspiration and practical ideas are also offered. As Hus says “combining the ‘ordinary’ with the ‘extraordinary’ let us help you create a home that is both unique and beautiful”.

Ivy Florist,  and Expressions Floral, stock fresh contemporary bouquets, a range of indoor plants, fantastic gift ranges for men, women and childrens, plus homewares and souvenirs.


All Elephant and Ollie products are designed and handcrafted in New Zealand, and their children’s store features a huge selection of bibs, aprons, toys, gifts, teethers, nursing covers and more. High quality, beautiful patterns, and proudly NZ Made – you will be handing these items down for generations.




Cambridge Farmers Market is a good old-fashioned farmers market that is on every Saturday from 8am-12noon in the beautiful setting of Victoria Square. With a lovely atmosphere, live music, and a great mix of local stallholders who grow, make and create beautiful fresh produce, preserves and ready to eat meals for you. Vendors offer milk, eggs, meat, fish, honey, coffee, bread and other baked goods, muesli, chocolate, hot and take-away meals, preserves, and in season fruit and vegetables.

Wholly Cow butchery is more than just meat! They are unique in that they are an independent, sustainable whole animal butchery. They farm and process their own beef, lamb and goat, as well as stocking free farmed pork and chicken. They are pro-actively creating a circular system to ensure more positive outcomes for planet, people + animals, such as creating their own compostable packaging, trays and clingfilm. Customer are encouraged to bring their own containers.

Dantes Fine Foods and The Store are local artisan deli’s that offer a “world of food”. From local and award-winning specialty handcrafted cheese (and everything to go with cheese) to Belgian chocolates, fancy chopping boards, Italian pasta, freeze dried food, Dutch waffles, artisan bread and more. They also cater to a wide variety of dietary needs and stock frozen goods such as Duck Island Icecream, par-baked bread, specialty pies, and Salmon. Volare on empire street stocks New Zealand’s best sausage rolls, croissants, hot cross buns and specialises in sour dough breads.

Fillgood is a wholefood heroes and organic grocery store, offering bulk bin wholefoods, eco-friendly and refill cleaning products. Lots of yummy products to nourish the body inside and out.


The second Sunday of every month sees the main street come alive for the “Trash n Treasure” Market – consisting of over 200 stalls and a variety of products at bargain prices. Stallholders come from around the upper north island, selling New Zealand and handmade goods, produce, plants, pre-loved products and collectibles.

Cambridge has a great cluster of second-hand shops. “Mint” is the newbie on the block and is a place to buy and sell your clothes and fashion items on behalf – encouraging recycling and doing its bit to slow down fast fashion.  You will also find the “Lions Shed” Second hand shop, including larger household items, open on Thursday and Saturday mornings on Vogel street.

Cambridge has a cluster of great Op Shops on Duke and Anzac streets – Salvation Army, Hospice and Animal Rescue – stocking a selection of clothing, footwear, homewares, linen, sports gear, children’s clothing and toys, and some great retro furniture. Across the bridge in Leamington there is the popular general op-shop called “Jumble Around” which has been operating for more than 50 years and donates profits to Cambridge Community groups.

Opening hours vary a little between stores, but most are open 10am-4pm Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings


For more information and recommendations, or to pick up a Cambridge Map, pop into the Cambridge i-SITE on the corner of Queen and Victoria streets.

Open 7 days 10am-4pm,  79 Queen Street, Cambridge,  07 823 3456 or visit our Website

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