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Great Kiwi Yarns : The Most Iconic Shop on Queen Street, Auckland

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Great Kiwi Yarns, the most iconic shop on Queen Street in Auckland, introduces you to the finest collections of fine knitwear from New Zealand designers who respect the traditional spirit of grassroots, natural taste, durability and sustainability.

Great Kiwi Yarns is a popular luxury retailer in the heart of Auckland’s shopping district. It carries classic and modern styles of the finest knitwear, including merino wool cardigans, jumpers or jackets. All our wool clothes are produced in New Zealand by award-winning designers. They showcase the highest quality Kiwi clothes, made from the finest natural wool and yarns, such as Possum-Merino (indigenous to New Zealand), Merino, Alpaca, and authentic Cashmere. These premium materials embody sustainability, authenticity, and quality, which are the cornerstones of the Great Kiwi Yarns brand.

Auckland Shopping

Our thirty-year-old premier clothing store is a popular place to buy locally in Auckland's best shopping precinct, nestled in one of New Zealand’s oldest heritage buildings. Amongst many other well-established local shops, our boutique shop is an excellent venue to purchase New Zealand's best garments made locally. Take home a piece of excellence designed in our stunning country.

Wool Clothing Stores on Queen Street

Our beautiful wool clothing store is located in the historic Guardian Building at 107 Queen Street, Auckland’s premier luxury retail destination. Great Kiwi Yarns, New Zealand's exclusive knitwear boutique retailer, carries refined and elegant knitwear for women and men, including cardigans, sweaters, jumpers, and jackets and displays an extensive range of accessories such as scarves, socks, beanies, or hats.

Our shop features over three hundred gorgeous, sustainably made products. Take advantage of the largest supply of designer knitwear collections made in New Zealand, all with incomparable styles.

Great Kiwi Yarns offer tax-free shopping for customers travelling overseas via Auckland airport.

Great Kiwi Yarns - Queen Street Shop

Great Kiwi Yarns premier New Zealand-made knitwear and wool clothes retailer107 Queen Street specialising in Fine Merino, Possum Merino, Alpaca and Cashmere. Multi-language team.
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

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm 
Saturday & Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm
Public Holidays: 11 am - 6 pm
Closed only on Christmas Day.

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Methods of payment

We accept all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, JCB, China Union Pay, Alipay, American Express, EFTPOS, and cash. We only accept AUD, EUR, GBP, JPY, and USD currencies.

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 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 Guardian

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 Council of Auckland classifies the Guardian as a heritage building of outstanding natural beauty with 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.

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