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Great Kiwi Yarns and The Country Collection introduce you to the finest collections of fine knitwear from New Zealand designers, who respect the traditional spirit of grassroots, natural taste and sustainability.

Great Kiwi Yarns and The Country Collection are iconic luxury retailers in the heart of Auckland’s Queen Street shopping district. Both brands carry classic and modern styles of the very finest knitwear, all produced in New Zealand by award-winning designers. They showcase the highest quality of Kiwi clothes, made from the finest natural yarns such as Possum-Merino (indigenous to New Zealand), Merino, Alpaca, and authentic Cashmere. These materials embody sustainability, authenticity, and quality, which are the cornerstones of the Great Kiwi Yarns brand.

Our thirty-year-old premier clothing stores are popular places to buy local in the great shopping precinct, nestled in one of New Zealand’s oldest heritage buildings. Amongst many other iconic souvenir shops, both our stores are excellent venues to purchase the best souvenirs New Zealand can offer. Take home a piece of excellence designed in our stunning country.

Our Queen Street Clothing Stores

Our beautiful clothing stores are located in the historic Guardian Building at 105-107 Lower Queen Street, Auckland’s premier luxury retail destination. Great Kiwi Yarns, New Zealand's premier knitwear retailer, carries refined and elegant knitwear for women and men, including cardigans, sweaters, jumpers, and jackets. The Country Collection specialises in casual garments and displays a large range of accessories such as scarves, socks, beanies, or hats.

Altogether they feature over three hundred different gorgeous and sustainable products. Do not miss the largest supply of designer knitwear collections made in New Zealand, all with incomparable styles.

Great Kiwi Yarns

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Great Kiwi Yarns 107 Queen Street
107 Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Tel. 09 308 9013
Post: Great Kiwi Yarns, PO Box 231, Shortland St, Auckland New Zealand

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm (6pm in winter)
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Public Holidays: 10am - 6pm
Closed Christmas Day.

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The Country Collection

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The Country Collection 105 Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand Tel. 09 302 0397.

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm (6pm in winter)
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Public Holidays: 10am - 6pm
Closed Christmas Day.

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Methods of payment

We accept all major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, JCB, China Union Pay, Diners and American Express as well as EFTPOS and cash. We accept cash in AUD, EUR, GBP, JPY and USD.

Our Team

Our staff is committed to providing their expertise to our valuable customers with honesty and integrity, creating a warm and sincere relationship. They come from various ethnicities around the world, speaking a large range of languages (Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish) and are proud to treat every customer with the dedication that each deserves.

The Guardian

The building was erected during the years of WWI, in 1914-18. It was designed by William Gummer in the Chicago style as a commercial building “Stripped Classical”. The Guardian was one of Auckland’s first high-rise buildings of the modern era, signalling an end to the Victorian style and the dawn of a new era. The construction materials are steel for the frame, terrazzo floors, and Kairuru marble lines the walls. The elegant façade features large pillars cloaked in bronze.

The Guardian was the tallest building in Auckland until the 1960s. It remains precious as the last high-rise building used for commercial purposes. The Guardian is classified by the Council of Auckland as a heritage building of outstanding natural beauty, carrying both architectural and historical significance. As such, Great Kiwi Yarns and the Country Collection are extremely proud to stand in this beautiful space, cementing our respect for New Zealand’s finest culture.

We look forward to seeing you in our beautiful stores and sharing with you our passion for the finest New Zealand knitwear. Within, you’ll find a shopping experience equivalent to high streets from all around the world. Please feel free to contact us for any queries or to place an order for collection.

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