For those looking to indulge in some retail therapy, Christchurch offers an eclectic mix of shops. The Central City area has over 400 retail businesses, over a hundred cafes and restaurants and even more in the way of entertainment. The city’s High Street is lined with funky shops, women’s and men’s clothing stores, and a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, bakeries and other retail outlets.
Another popular shopping and retail district is the City Mall. Completely renovated in 2014, the mall provides a unique urban setting in which to shop for the latest fashions and accessories, health and beauty products, home wares and sporting goods.
Located on the opposite side of Cathedral Square from High Street, New Zealand’s own department store, Farmers, is the place to find a broad range of items, from fashion to children’s wear and home and beauty products.