Future-Focused Fashion: Discover the Best New Zealand Designer Brands

From fashion to beauty, lifestyle and more, discover the New Zealand names earning a reputation on the world stage. 

Sophisticated and refreshingly understated, New Zealand’s design exports are works of wonder. From iconic innovators like Karen Walker to rising visionaries like Yu Mei, the country is abundant with forward-thinking creators and exceptional style. We’re proud to partner with New Zealand Trade & Enterprise to not only shine a spotlight on the wonder of New Zealand design, but help you bask in it. From our online edit to our immersive space on Level 8 of our Elizabeth Street Flagship, join us as we discover a world of beauty, fashion, lifestyle and more with a takeover from a suite of must-know New Zealand labels.

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The New Zealand names to know

Don’t let its size fool you. New Zealand fashion is making big waves in the global industry, and for good reason. With an uncompromised commitment to quality and marked distinctiveness, these New Zealand brands will make a worthy addition to any style-savvy wardrobe. Setting a new standard of progressive elegance this season, Kowtow garments materialise the beauty of simplicity in support of circular fashion, as MARLE’s feminine, thoughtful and low-impact pieces use exclusively natural fibers and fabrics. The latest Karen Walker collection manages to exceed expectations, and pairs perfectly with the Deadly Ponies Mohair Scarf. For the mini style-setters, Nature Baby provides pure organic essential pieces – as endearing as they are pragmatic. 

Men’s style is far from overlooked, with Rodd & Gunn’s AW22 collection upholding the brand’s timeless and premium reputation. For the adventurous types, 100% merino wool pieces from Icebreaker make outdoor performance look – and do – better than ever. 

When it comes to accessories, Yu Mei’s utilitarian, conscious designs are the typification of modern, laid-back luxury. While you’re expanding your collection, add Saben to the must-have list. One of New Zealand’s leading luxury brands, Saben’s deliberate, unique and intuitive style is inspired by founder Roanne Jacobson’s time as an artist in New York.

New Zealand’s aspirational exports extend well beyond the wardrobe. The country’s aesthetic abundance can spill into your kitchen, home and beauty collection. Bennetto has something for every sweet tooth. With decadence in the exclusive flavours of Orange and Chilli, Mint & Cocoa Nibs and Amaranth and Sea Salt, their deliciously dark chocolates are made using organic and Fairtrade ingredients. If your palette prefers some spice, Apostle’s unique range of handmade, small batch hot sauce promises to test your taste. From St. John’s Mango, Turmeric & Ginger to St. Matthew Choc Manuka Chipotle, each distinct flavour is created from handpicked chillies and perfectly balanced spices. 

The Aromatherapy Co. has everything you need to delight more of your senses. With deluxe signature scents including Coconut & Water Flower to Unwind and Sweet Lime & Mandarin to Uplift, the premium range of home body care products are designed for the mind, body and soul. For the best in natural beauty, Antipodes won’t disappoint. The certified organic premium skincare range uses pollution-free, results-driven native New Zealand ingredients. 

To further celebrate the best of New Zealand, we’re launching 9 new brands exclusively in the month of July. Launching online from July 13, keep your eye out for the likes of Barkers, Swanndri, Huski, OKU Tea, Edwards & Co. and more.

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Vada Wool Jumper

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Therapy Home & Linen Spray – Unwind

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Scrunchie Vi Crossbody Bag

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Cassia Feather Cushion

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St. John Mango, Tumeric & Ginger

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Brennan Jacket

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Discover the best of New Zealand instore

Whether you’re looking to discover the latest in fashion and design or simply searching for a place to relax after a day of shopping, our Level 8 space (located inside our Elizabeth Street Flagship) has been transformed to showcase the best from our New Zealand neighbours in the month of July.

Kia Ora Bar: New Zealand is preceded by its winery reputation, and this deserves to be celebrated. At the Kia Ora Bar on level 8, sit back and exhale you enjoy a selection of premium wines accompanied by bespoke locally-inspired snacks. See our website for opening hours and view our menu here

Fashion Shopping Event: Join us on July 9th at 11am to discover the magic behind the brands that stand out from the rest. Hosted by tastemaker Kelly Thompson, witness New Zealand sophistication at its finest with a line-up of brands including Blunt, Swanndri and Karen Walker. Each ticket includes a complimentary refreshment, canapé and gift card. Find out more and purchase yours here

Design and Craftsmanship Shopping Event: You’re invited to uncover new and exclusive arrivals from innovators Yu Mei, Standard Issue and more on July 9th at 2pm. From coveted pieces to unmatched quality and distinctive details, discover the best of New Zealand fashion through tastemaker Kelly Thompson’s lens. Each ticket includes a complimentary refreshment, canapé and gift card. Find out more and purchase yours here.