Britomart highlights this week: Thursday 16 August – Thursday 23 August

All the latest happenings in Britomart, the heart of downtown waterfront Auckland. Warning: includes doughnuts AND croissants.

Breaking: Amano‘s special croissants – the amazingly decadent Satilia chocolate and hazelnut ones, that is – are back for ONE DAY ONLY (Friday 17 August). Scoffing one (or more) of them is a good way to celebrate Amano’s inclusion on the shortlist for the NZ Institute of Architects’ national architecture awards, announced this week (the winners will be revealed in November). Congratulations to architects McKinney + Windeatt, whose luxe, textured design is something we appreciate as often as we can.

You’ve got to be lucky to be greeted by Chris Prime when you stop in to dine at The Store. His dry sense of humour always makes him a fun host, and if you click through to read our chat with him, you’ll see why.


Our doughnut addiction has a new dealer: Little Bird. These choc-coated rings of deliciousness ($6) are vegan and made from wholefood ingredients, so they’re practically health food… right?

If there’s one thing guaranteed with a Trelise Cooper collection, it’s that you won’t blend into the background. Her new Spring ranges for Cooper and Trelise Cooper, in her Britomart store now, are packed with signature riotous florals, sequins, sparkles, frills and frippery. We love this ruffled denim Cooper blouse and eclectic floral print, available as a skirt, dress or oversized top.


British fashion house Temperley London and Spanish footwear designer Pedro Garcia riffed on 1940s boxers’ boots to create this fantastic must-wear pair. Available now at Lineage on Te Ara Tahuhu.

From the ’80s to today, holographic effects have had an update in M.A.C’s new Supreme Beam collection. The new Grand Illusion Glossy Liquid Lipcolour has a subtle shimmering effect. At the Britomart store now.

Jose Bribiesca’s colourful geometric rings are icons of jewellery design. Next Thursday 23 August from 5-8pm, WORLD Britomart is hosting a one-night-only exhibition of Jose’s new designs to celebrate “50 years of being square”. The rings will be sold on a first-come first-served basis, so arrive early to take your pick of these cult pieces.

Every Tuesday at 6pm, up to 100 adidas runners set off from outside the adidas Britomart store. Join the pack for free running coaching, moral support, post-run social events and feel-good camaraderie.

Everyone likes their Bloody Mary a different way. So when you order yours at Ostro, you can take your pick from their Bloody Mary menu. We’ll have ours with extra Tabasco and bacon while we admire the views.