Boutique shopping in Kāpiti
Home to luscious boutiques with clothing for women and men, special gifts, gorgeous florals and more, Kāpiti Coast is a destination for those who love quality goods and supporting independent stores
1/8 Seaview Road , Paraparaumu Beach
BE U, the family-owned business, came about after the owners saw the need for a fresh, new clothing boutique down at Paraparaumu Beach. At the store, which offers a thoroughly relaxed atmosphere, you’ll find an array of luxury brands from New Zealand, Australia and further afield. Familiar names include Zafina, Vera May, Lemon Tree, Vassalli, Sugar & Spice, Ketz-Ke and more.
Most pieces are easy to wear, wardrobe staples that still feel elegant and luxurious. To get a good feel for what’s available before you visit, you can check out the website and Facebook page.
State Highway 1, Ōtaki
Be enticed by CREAM Designs exquisite range of homewares and accessories - treat yourself or that special someone to treasures for heart and home.
You will always find that special gift and beautiful things for you and your home. Stocking products made and designed in New Zealand from the likes of Rainey Design Jewellery, Brown Graham Leather Handbags, Boom Shankar clothing and Maytime homewares.
22 Raumati Road, Raumati Beach
Gorgeous Things is the place to go to buy a gift for someone special. The store is filled to the brim with gift options and ideas, including art, accessories, mugs and ceramics, tea towels, luxury soaps and beauty items, jewellery, a number of goods from Moana Road including Bluetooth speakers, and many more.
You’ll find something for every occasion, ranging from the practical (reusable shopping bags), to the delightful (prints from Kiwi artists), to the quirky (sunglass-wearing Santas). The store also carries a selection of cards so you can accompany the gift with a sweet message.
10a Margaret Rd, Raumati Beach
Holy Smoke is looking out for the men of the world. The independent store stocks a variety of clothing and accessories for men, with an emphasis on classic styles and clothes that last, as opposed to fast fashion and cheap fabrics.
The button-down shirts, hats, t-shirts, pants and shorts come in neutral tones or jazzy prints and graphic detailing. The unique shirts from Scotch & Soda are a crowd favourite. At Holy Smoke you can also pick up toiletries and soaps from great brands such as Lambert’s Luscious.
Shop 9, Mahara Place, Waikanae
Specialising in fun, funky, comfortable and colourful clothing and accessories, Jenoa is the perfect stop in Waikanae for men and women.
Shop brands such as Tilley Soaps & Body Lotions, Hot Chocolate Design shoes, Socksmith and Modsocks. The store also carries a selection of winter warmers so you can be snug and stylish all year round.
18 Raumati Road, Raumati Beach
Lotus is a women's boutique specialising in linen, floral fabrics and pieces that are wonderfully boho. Many brands come from the coasts of Australia and are well suited to the warmer months, or will bring a pop of colour to a winter’s day.
The store was created by Lisa Fenwick, who has a background in painting and upcycling furniture. She’s a pro at colour and timeless styles, and has hunted out the best pieces from brands such as Izzy Milano, Jaase, Elizabeth Scott Agencies, Biddy Bodacious, Boho, Free Spirit, Lazybones and more. Along with the clothes you’ll find French soaps, Frankie & Rose candles and other treasures.
Madame Treacle - Tart
Corner of Margaret and Raumati Road, Raumati Beach
Madame Treacle - Tart serves up treats in the form of select clothing, homewares, gifts and flowers. The store specialises in gift baskets and hampers, and is regularly sending off fresh, bountiful bouquets to customers. Triple-milled soaps, high quality olive oils, gourmet fudge… the store brings you and your lucky giftees a touch of something special.
In store you’ll see known brands such as Stella & Gemma, as well as unique finds sourced from vintage stores and from across the ditch. A European flair comes through with the likes of Cote Noire French candles and diffusers, and Italian runners and tea towels.
milk + ginger
16 Margaret Road, Raumati Beach
Milk + Ginger covers all your bases, carrying woman’s clothing, pieces for children and babies, and goods for the home and body.
This is a go-to place for high quality, smart casual pieces that you can wear every day and not get bored of. Nab yourself a soft leather everyday wear bag or one of many accessories, take away a few speciality items from the body section, or treat yourself to the bamboo sleep and loungewear from Boody. As far as brands go, you’ll find pieces from Status Anxiety, Italian Star, Superga, Gabee, Leoni, Nature Baby and more.
6 Maclean Street, Paraparaumu Beach
Orinoco offers floral, homewares and design accessories, eclectic, contemporary, bohemian styles for everyone. The texture, feel and the difference beauty brings into our lives is incorporated into every item available at Orinoco Design.
Orinoco's logo represents a circle for the community. It encompasses the veins of the Orinoco Flow Iris with flower buds for new beginnings. Our little store has a boho, eclectic homeware mix, and so the lines in the circle may be seen as wood grains or water flowing for the Orinoco River.
8 Margaret Road , Raumati Beach
Paperdoll, the clothing store, offers both contemporary and classic pieces in neutral shades and bright patterns. You’ll also find handmade bags and belts, and shoes from the likes of Hey Monday. The team frequently restocks popular items from brands such as Noa Noa, Charlo by Augustine and Stitch Ministry.
Owner Trina Laracy has been in the fashion business for more than two decades, and draws on her knowledge and passion with Paperdoll, focusing on shapes, colours and styles that flatter figures don’t go out of style.
The Frock Shop
3 Margaret Road, Raumati Beach
With a focus on Kiwi fashion designers, The Frock Shop brings its sleek designs to Kāpiti Coast locals and visitors. Bold prints, classic silhouettes, high quality basics and pieces for special occasions are all on the racks in store. With these clothes you’re invited to explore and enhance your individual style.
Bright necklaces from Elk, effortless staples from Taylor, bold prints from Curate, sleek dresses from Saben and spring inspired pieces from Kowtow are some of the items you’ll find.
The Power Plant
16 Maclean Street, Paraparaumu Beach
To step inside The Power Plant is to feel you’ve been transported to a lush, vibrant garden. This indoor plant store specialises in plant design and styling to help you create spaces that are vibrant, comfortable and inspiring.
The abundant array of plants spans those that are easy to care for to more exotic breeds. Along with flora and fauna, the store sells relevant accessories including macrame hangers, crates and colourful pots. Keep your eyes out for the macrame classes, hosted by the team at The Power Plant, where you can learn to make your own.
Shop 57 Coastlands Mall, Paraparaumu
Wallflower brings the independent boutique fashion experience to the Coastlands mall environment. Labels include Nice Things, Scotch & Soda, Libertine, Augustine, and Haven - and a range of great accessories. We will work with you to find the best pieces for your body and that will fit into your wardrobe without emptying your bank account. We aim to create a balance of beauty and budget.
For a boutique style experience with the warmth and convenience of a mall, come in and check us out at Wallflower.
43 Seaview Road, Paraparaumu Beach, Paraparaumu
The Wilderness is a florist and indoor plant specialist. Bouquets from this store bring a patch of gorgeous, wild garden to a home and make a lovely gift. Alongside the bouquets, the store sells plants and pots, including handmade pottery.
Catering for every occasion, the store also provides floral arrangements for weddings and special events, and runs workshops to teach the tricks of the trade. The team delivers from Levin through to Wellington, Monday to Friday, so you don’t have to go in every time you want a fresh bunch of flowers to brighten up your day.