Boxing Day sales in Wellington 2020

The capital will be a hive of activity come Boxing Day

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Have you been eyeing up that flat-screen, high definition television all year, or is there a designer dress you must have for New Year’s Eve? Boxing Day is the time to buy expensive items such as whiteware, electronics, or a new wardrobe. So plan your shopping and pick up a bargain in Wellington on the 26th December.


Boxing Day sales in Wellington 2020

Cuba Street

Cuba Street is home to a diverse range of boutiques and independent shops. You can take your pick of vintage stores like Hunters & Collectors that sells second-hand retro clothes, jewellery and furniture; or stores such as iconic Kiwi designer, Kate Sylvester. There is so much more to do than just shop on Cuba Street, so check out one of the numerous cafés, or stop for a moment and be entertained by the talented musicians that regularly frequent this famous street.

Trading hours: Various


Lambton Square & Eatery

This has been the heart of Lambton Quay for more than two decades and was recently redeveloped. Home to stores Working Style (menswear), Acquisitions (homewares and gifts), Pascoes Jewellers and more.

Trading hours: To be confirmed


Lambton Quay, Willis Street, Manners Street and Courtney Place

Also known as “The Golden Mile”, this is a major area for shopping in Wellington. It lies slightly detached from the retail centre. Lambton Quay has something to offer everyone and the shops there often offer shoppers evening hours. Be sure to check with your favourite stores, eg, 3 Wise Men (high-quality menswear), Swarovski, Mecca Maxima (makeup and beauty) and Hurricane Denim just what hours they plan to keep on Boxing Day.

Trading hours: Various


Capital on the Quay

The largest shopping centre in Wellington’s city centre and home to over 30 shops including Mi Piaci shoes, Farrys Menswear store and Borders bookshop.

Trading hours: 9am-6pm, although some may vary, so give the store a call to check before you venture out.


Capital Gateway

Just a short distance from Lambton Quay, Capital Gateway has the added bonus of free parking. If you need to relax from all that shopping, there is a café and a kids’ zone. Home to Cotton On Kids, Freedom and Adairs and others.

Trading hours: 10am–5pm (Some may shut at 4pm)


Outlet City

Situated in the suburb of Tawa, it will only take you 10 minutes to reach Outlet City from the Wellington’s CBD, and there is free parking for 500 cars. You can even reach it by train and then take a gentle stroll to reach the stores, including Puma, Rodd & Gunn, Max and Wellington’s only Bendon Outlet store.

Trading hours: 9am–6pm


Old Bank Arcade

Nestled in the historic building on Lambton Quay where the Bank of New Zealand opened its headquarters in 1901, you will find stores for the discerning, such as I Love Paris, Sills + Co, Vigi and Shalla Jewellers. Before you leave, make sure you check out the old bank clock, as on the hour it opens to display scenes from the history of the arcade.

Trading hours: 11am–3pm


North City

Situated to the north of Wellington and only a 15-minute drive from Wellington’s CBD is North City shopping centre. With plentiful parking and over 80 shops, you should be able to hunt out a bargain on Boxing Day. Home to Kmart, Farmers, Autograph, Hannahs and Overland to name but a few.
Trading hours: 9am–6pm


Johnsonville Shopping Centre

Just a 10-minute drive north-east of Wellington, Johnsonville Mall will, at some time in the future, undergo a major revamp. In the meantime get out on Boxing Day and support the retailers, such as Jaqui-E, Pagani, EB Games and Whitcoulls.

Trading hours: 10am–5.30pm


Boxing Day Deals and Coupons

Adairs Adairs

Adairs

Up to $70 off new season bed linen

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Peppermayo Peppermayo

Peppermayo

30% off site-wide

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Forever New Forever New

Forever New

Up to 30% off selected dresses & tops

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Clearly Clearly

Clearly

25% off frames + 25% off lenses

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Wiggle Wiggle

Wiggle

20% off HUUB wetsuits, tri suits, swimwear & accessories

Ends

Once it Once it

Once it

Extra 20% off New Balance, Skechers, Polo Ralph Lauren and more

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PrettyLittleThing PrettyLittleThing

PrettyLittleThing

50% off everything

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THE ICONIC THE ICONIC

THE ICONIC

20% off lifestyle and sneakers

Ends

boohoo boohoo

boohoo

50% off everything

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THE ICONIC THE ICONIC

THE ICONIC

Up to 70% off sale

NZ Game Shop NZ Game Shop

NZ Game Shop

Up to 90% off clearance sale

iHerb iHerb

iHerb

59% off BSN Protein Crisp, S'mores flavor (12 bars)

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Forzieri Forzieri
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Forzieri

25% off LeParmentier Paris collection

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The Book Depository The Book Depository

The Book Depository

Up to 70% off bestsellers

Kathmandu Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Up to 30% off: Clearance Sale

Catch Catch

Catch

Up to 50% off: Mega Beauty Sale

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Princess Polly Princess Polly

Princess Polly

Up to 81% off Abrand, Levi's, Wrangler and more

SurfStitch SurfStitch

SurfStitch

Up to 50% off sale

PrettyLittleThing PrettyLittleThing

PrettyLittleThing

Up to 80% off: End of Season Sale

Contiki Contiki

Contiki

20% off Europe trips

Ends

Vistaprint Vistaprint

Vistaprint

Up to 50% off upgrades on wedding essentials

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HealthPost HealthPost

HealthPost

Up to 70% off sale

Showpo Showpo

Showpo

Up to 50% off sale + new styles added

The Book Depository The Book Depository

The Book Depository

Up to 34% off children's bedtime story books

Forever New Forever New

Forever New

Extra 20% off sale

iHerb iHerb
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iHerb

5% off your orders

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HelloFresh HelloFresh
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HelloFresh

30% off your first box

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HelloFresh HelloFresh
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HelloFresh

$80 off your first four boxes

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ECHT ECHT
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ECHT

10% off site-wide

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Klook Klook

Klook

Extra 10% off New Zealand activities with code

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Rotorua Canopy Tours Rotorua Canopy Tours

Rotorua Canopy Tours

Up to 30% off Rotorua Canopy tours

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Tony Bianco Tony Bianco

Tony Bianco

Up to 60% off newest heels at Tony Bianco

edreams edreams

edreams

Up to 40% off hotels + flights

Skechers Skechers

Skechers

Up to 50% off sale

Groupon Groupon

Groupon

Up to 70% off travel

Skydive Australia Skydive Australia

Skydive Australia

Up to $110 off skydiving in Australia

iVentureCard iVentureCard

iVentureCard

Up to 60% off attractions, tours and experiences

Klook Klook

Klook

Up to 60% off tours and attractions worldwide

 Adrenaline (AU) Adrenaline (AU)

Adrenaline (AU)

Up to 50% off experiences + Extra $30 off with code

HelloFresh HelloFresh
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HelloFresh

$25 off your first two boxes

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What are the best deals on Boxing Day?

It can be quite hard to know what to buy at the Boxing Day sales, falling as it does just after the gift-giving frenzy of the day before. So plan ahead to make sure you don’t double up with any goods you have already received on Christmas Day. Also, make sure the items you choose are ones you really need. Check out the stores where the best deals are to be found. The main items people go for on Boxing Day are electrical goods, houseware, furniture and fashion as there tends to be significant discounts.


How to find the best Boxing Day sales in Wellington

Boxing Day sales are not just a big day for shoppers, but for the stores also. This is the biggest day of the year for them, and they are all trying to convince you that they have the lowest prices and the best deals. The sheer magnitude of sales can be very confusing, so check out the section below for handy tips to make the most of the Wellington Boxing Day sales.

Homewares and electronics

You can make tremendous savings if you buy your homewares and electric items at the Boxing Day sales. If there are expensive items left over from the Christmas stock, then these are usually discounted to make space for new stock.

Clothing and shoes

Fashion is always a Boxing Day favourite in the sales, and people are forever looking for that expensive item of clothing or footwear that is vastly reduced. Make sure you get there early, especially if there is a particular item you are interested in, as the best items will sell quickly.


Handy hints to survive Boxing Day sales in Wellington

  • Be prepared for an early start so you can bag the best bargains.
  • Research your desired purchases online, so when you do venture into town, you will know your options.
  • If you are driving, be patient as the car parks will be busy.
  • It may be tempting when you see your favourite brand at a hugely discounted price, but avoid those impulse buys and only buy clothes you know you will wear.
  • If you can, leave young children at home with a sitter, as this will make it easier to track down those bargains.
  • Go shopping with a list and a budget, and stick to it.

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