The spots we’re shopping at Commercial Bay

Now that the doors to the anticipated Commerical Bay shopping precinct have finally swung open, we’re eager to head along and check out some of the slick new shop fronts.

With over 120 fashion, food and beverage, beauty and speciality retailers opening for the first time, there’s really something for everyone.

We’ve rounded up a few of the spots we’re going to be checking out this coming week.

Coveted Aussie fashion label Aje gets its second Auckland boutique with the opening of its beautiful Commercial Bay pop-up space. According to Aje co-founder Edwina Forest the new space will highlight the brand’s pre-fall collection which includes statement styles, signature silhouettes and new, urban wear.

Loyal followers of Blush will be pleased to discover the florist’s vibrant new home nestled in the heart of the bustling shopping precinct. As well as offering breathtaking floral arrangements, the new flagship store also features a curated range of living plants and unique gifts.

If a new piece of arm candy is top of the winter wardrobe wish list, you might want to make Kate Spade New York your first stop at Commercial Bay. Kiwis will finally be able to get their hands on Kate Spade New York‘s sought-after collection of handbags, ready-to-wear clothing, jewellery, and footwear at the brands first New Zealand Boutique.

As Superette turns 18, the brand also happens to be opening its eighth store. “Our Commerical Bay store has quite a different look and feel to our previous stores but still has elements of our quintessential Superette style,” explains Superette co-founder, Rickie Dee. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe this season, or need the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life – the new Superette boutique has all bases covered.

If you’re in need of a new coat or some knitwear to see you through winter, you’re in luck as COS opens the doors to its second New Zealand store just in time for winter. The  548sqm space spans over two floors and houses the latest season of the women’s, men’s and children’s collections.

Italian import Furla is another luxurious accessories label that now has its first New Zealand home at Commercial Bay. Inside the boutique, you’ll be able to explore Furla’s range of artisanal bags, shoes and accessories.

After all that shopping, you might be in need of a little pampering and Skintopia is the place to go for a skincare treatment that won’t just help you unwind, but will deliver serious results too. Auckland’s first open-plan Skin Lounge offers a unique, energetic space for individuals and groups to receive express skin treatments, grooming and education. There’s also a private room for those who are after more intensive treatments.

No wardrobe is complete without a great pair of jeans, and Kiwi fans of Calvin Klein will now be able to experience the brand’s denim offering and more at the brand’s first New Zealand store at Commercial Bay.


Commercial Bay

7 Queen Street

Auckland CBD

6 New Beauty Products You Need to Know About This Month

Looking to up your skincare routine? These are the new beauty products you need to know about this week.

Vitamin C has long been lauded for its pigmentation-fighting, youth-restoring, skin-health-enhancing benefits. Now the delicate eye area can reap the benefits and dismiss dark circles with Murad Vita-C Eyes Dark Circle Corrector ($145). The formulation harnesses the potent power of Murad’s highly stable Vita-C complex. With repeated use, the skin around the eyes is brighter and more healthy-looking, while red and brown algae extract de-puff and soothe the under-eye.

Stress-proof your skin by including Dr Dennis Gross B³Adaptive SuperFoods Stress Rescue Super Serum ($131 from MECCA) in your routine – dullness, dryness and breakouts are a thing of the past.

Can’t decide what colour you’re after? You don’t have to with Karen Murrell Nude Lip Palette ($49.99). It features five of Murrell’s bestselling shades so you can mix and match to your heart’s content.

Sisley Paris gets a new addition to its luxurious collection of haircare products this month. Colour Protecting Shampoo ($110) has been formulated to care and protect coloured hair while prolonging hair’s radiance and shine. The formula harnesses the power of hibiscus flower to lock in colour and protects against fading, leaving tresses bouncy and shiny.

Finding skincare that delivers the real and noticeable results that you’re after can be tricky. However, there are a few star ingredients that should be included in every routine if you want healthy, resilient and radiant skin. Line-fighting retinol is a skincare regimen essential and new Skin Smiths Retinol Booster ($99 from Caci) is perfect for those who are introducing retinol to their routines for the first time. The formula is gentle and easy to use, while delivering real results – smooth, supple, radiant skin.

If you’re in search of a new scent to remind you of warmer days, Elizabeth Arden’s White Tea family gets a zesty addition. White Tea Mandarin Blossom (EDT 100ml, $99) captures the simple pleasures in just one spritz. With sparkling, sweet notes of citrusy mandarin, the much-loved note of white tea, and warm-yet-luminous musk, it is an unforgettable scent