Great Kiwi Yarns and The Country Collection in Auckland 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 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 locally 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 exclusive 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 an extensive 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
107 Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Tel. 09 308 9013
Post: Great Kiwi Yarns, PO Box 231, Shortland St, Auckland, New Zealand
Monday - Friday: 10am - 5:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Public Holidays: 11am - 5pm
Closed Christmas Day.
The Country Collection
The Country Collection 105 Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand Tel. 09 302 0397.
Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm (6pm in winter)
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Public Holidays: 10am - 6pm
Closed Christmas Day.
Methods of payment
We accept all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, JCB, China Union Pay, Diners and American Express, and EFTPOS and cash. We accept money in AUD, EUR, GBP, JPY and USD.
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 worldwide, speak an extensive range of languages (Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish) and are proud to treat every customer with the dedication they deserve.
The building was erected during WWI, in 1914-18. William Gummer designed it in the Chicago style as a “Stripped Classical” commercial building. 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. Great Kiwi Yarns and the Country Collection are incredibly proud to stand in this beautiful space, cementing our respect for New Zealand’s most refined culture.
We look forward to seeing you in our beautiful stores and sharing 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 place an order for collection.