Treat yourself to a day in Te Awamutu

If you’re wanting a complete day of retail therapy then book a day with your bestie to visit Te Awamutu, we have it all from, an award winning Jewellery store, bookstores and hair-dressers, scrumalishious (yes, that is a word!) cafes, niche stores like Narrativ, The Birdcage and Nic & Me and the ultimate end of day relaxing and pampering - Beauty Salons.

Check out some of our favourites.

Showcase Jewellers, well ok, I’m biased, but here goes!  Kirsty and Richard (the Jeweller) have owned their store on the top end of Alexandra st by the Roundabout for over 18 years. As an independent Manufacturing Jewellery store, we stock our own range of Richard’s jewellery as well as fine jewellery our team have hand chosen from New Zealand and international suppliers.  We also carry great brands like Karen Walker, Evolve and Pandora.

Our Team enjoys helping ‘Create Precious Memories’! For those bigger purchases we like to take  time & work with you to research the best stones, settings etc to create something you’ll love and want to wear for a long time.  We hope you visit soon.

Narrativ, further down the block are our Narrativ neighbours, say hello to Ellen and her team.  In their own words they provide a curated range of useful and natural lifestyle products with a focus on little babies, mama and families.  They support and stock the best of New Zealand made and NZ owned brands. A great place to visit if you’re looking for a gift for a new mum and baby.

Nic&Me are directly across the road from Showcase Jewellers, say hello to Lynne and Alexis.       Grab your inspiration from their luxurious fabrics, soft furnishings and giftware and if you need that extra guidance, book Lynne or Alexis for a design consult, where they can provide a little bit of guidance with your home décor or a full plan and implementation of that design.

Pickle & Plum, across the road from Showcase Jewellers and right next to the Pedestrian Crossing are the perfect stop for a little rest, let Netra and Amara look after you with a divine coffee and snack or rest a little longer for lunch … we can only say YUMMO!

What The Food at 4 Arawata St (Adjacent to Showcase Jewellers) will blow your mind with the unprocessed and unrefined sweet treats they create.  They’re all gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan and coming from a true sweetaholic (yes this is also a word) What The Food’s Sweet Treats are divine!  Grab a coffee and devour your sweet choice or let Jorja box up a few treats to take home.

Kids Collection Say hi to Kay and Hayley, their store is just down the road from Nic&Me.  They stock a gorgeous range of items for anyone with kids aged 0 -16.  From clothing, toys and bedding, they also look out for young mums with gifts, maternity & breastfeeding clothing.

Stella & Co is a store filled with a range of gorgeous, on-trend women’s footwear and accessories.  Debra has fresh stock arriving throughout the seasons that you’ll fall in love with.

Moving along the road, we have Tina and her team at The Birdcage. They have an eclectic mix of all things beautiful for yourself and for your home.  From fresh flowers, homeware, handbags, jewellery, shoes, makeup, gifts and more. 

Regent Theatre If you’re after a full screen movie experience, forget the cookie cutter experience available in every large city, visit Te Awamutu’s Regent Theatre for a touch of ‘Old world charm meets New world technology’ – a traditional movie theatre with 5 screens all kitted out to provide a 1st class movie experience – some sessions even have an intermission!  (ice-cream anyone?)

Fox & Oak was started by Francesca and Chris as an online and bricks and mortar store to provide life vests for kids 0-10, but quickly evolved with a boutique flavour, offering women’s & kids wear too.  Today Fox and Oak stock stylish and practical gear for the entire family.

And if you like a spot of Op-Shopping!  Check our St John, Hospice, Salvation Army, Maggie May, Red Cross and the SPCA store for those fossicking finds.

CBR When you visit CBR (Coast, Board, Riding), you’re likely to meet Craig or Lee.  They’ll be able to fit you out in ‘Street Style’ to ‘Every-day’ Clothing, footwear to Decks, Completes and Hardware… (that’s skateboarding lingo!)

Campbell Lane is the place to find menswear for casual and dressy occasions. Shoes, socks, pants, shirts, belts, hankies, jerseys and suits are all available.  Sharlene is a whizz at kitting out that hard to shop for male!

Ruby Rose – walk into this spacious, light and bright boutique and you’ll be wowed with the mix of colour and styles.  Mother and daughter team, Jenny and Baylee showcase a variety of women’s clothing, footwear and accessory brands from New Zealand, Australia & Europe.  Definitely a spot to stop and browse.

Team Seven – High Fashion Hair is in a spacious studio, tucked behind the main street shops.  Here you’ll find an award-winning family team of expert hair stylists who have the skills to achieve the exact look you’re after.   Whether you’re after a tidy up, a completely new look or something for a special occasion, chat with Lynette, Aaron, Jacquetta or Bianca, you’ll be well looked after.

Mint Beauty Therapy have 2 salons in Te Awamutu and both offer everything you need to look good and feel great, leaving you more relaxed, confident and empowered.  Make a booking now to tie in with your Retail Therapy Day!

Red Kitchen is a scrumptious café and food store run by Megan and Matt.  Their aim is to provide delicious, quality food, which they do in spades! Take the time to browse their food store, a must purchase is their Money’s Relish! And if your day of shopping has left you a little unprepared, grab one of their pre-made meals for a delicious and healthy dinner.

Expleō Butchery and Delicatessen is located alongside Red Kitchen and is where you’ll find premium New Zealand grown meat, poultry and vegetables.  Glass-fronted display cabinets hold fresh cuts of meat, as well as a range of small goods, including their take on black pudding. There is a cheese cabinet offering customers a one-stop-shop of wedges and chunks of epicurean cheeses. Absolute yum! Definitely worth a stop to say hi to Nells and Shawn on your way home.

We really do have everything in Te Awamutu, make a day of it and visit with your bestie!