Gifts
15 Wholesome Ways To Give Back This Christmas 2021

It's no secret we love Christmas and all the glitz and glam that comes with it, from beautifully wrapped gifts beneath pretty trees to…

Style & Design
Lift Your Summer Wardrobe With These Fresh Summer Tees And Totes For Under $35

Urban List is turning 10 this year and we’re in the mood to celebrate. And what better way to celebrate than by dropping some…

Gifts
The Best NZ Christmas Gift Ideas So You Can Smash Out Your List For 2021

It's the silly season and since we've all spent the majority of this year indoors (it sure feels like it, at least) we've…

Sustainability
8 Of The Best Places To Buy A Real Christmas Tree In Auckland For 2021

Christmas is just around the corner, which means it’s time the familiar scent of pine filled your home once more—because we all…

Homewares & Interiors
The Best Christmas Decorations To Deck Your Tree Out With In 2021

Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year and our fave part of the festivities is hands-down decorating the tree. That said,…

Sustainability
12 Of The Best Op Shops In Auckland Where You Can Find Second-Hand Gold

If Macklemore taught us anything during his brief but incontestable reign over the radio, it’s that thrift shopping—correction,…

Style & Design
The Best Adult Advent Calendars In NZ So You Can Count Down To Christmas

When it comes to advent calendars, why should the kids have all the fun? Well, they don't, as it turns out—because a growing…

Art & Design
Artweek 2021 | Everything You Need To See, Whatever The Alert Level

Lockdown hasn't stopped Artweek, and the annual festival celebrating local artists and art is back from 5 to 14 November to enliven…

Homewares & Interiors
The Best Silk Pillowcases In NZ For Your Smoothest Night’s Sleep Ever

Lush and luxurious, silk pillowcases are the key to getting the best beauty sleep of your life. Blessing users with soft, tangle-free hair…

Homewares & Interiors
The Best Bed Linen In NZ And Where To Find It

We all know how important good sleep is, just like we know how important quality bed linen is for obtaining that sleep nirvana.…

Fashion
6 New Sneaker Releases To Shop In October 2021

Another month, another round of fresh new kicks to add to your wishlist. The classic trail runner is having a moment in the sun this…

Homewares & Interiors
Snag One Of These Dreamy Wool Pearl Pillows For A Comfy And Sustainable Snooze

We all know the struggle of trying to find the right pillow. It’s a process of trial and error—too flat, too firm, too squishy.…

Sustainability
Where To Buy The Best Reusable Face Masks In Auckland And NZ In 2021

Face masks are now essential wear for all New Zealanders. You should wear masks in situations where physical distancing is not possible at…

Sustainability
Epic NZ Made, Eco Friendly And Sustainable Products So You Can Keep Our Planet In Mind

Shopping sustainably is becoming easier and easier, with more local NZ brands being launched all the time specifically developed to be way…

Style & Design
The Best Flower Delivery Services In Auckland So You Can Spoil Someone Rotten

Time to spoil someone, you say? Auckland’s florists that deliver—AKA our city’s professional day makers—are on call…

Gifts
The Best Father’s Day Gifts To Shop In 2021

Stuck for what to get the old man for Father's Day this year? Don't panic, there's still plenty of time to get something sorted…

Art & Design
The Best Art Galleries In Auckland For You To Get Cultured At

If you would love to spend your weekend gazing at art-adored walls with a quizzical look on your face thinking ‘what the heck is…

Sustainability
12 Of The Best Op Shops In Auckland Where You Can Find Second-Hand Gold

If Macklemore taught us anything during his brief but incontestable reign over the radio, it’s that thrift shopping—correction,…

Sustainability
8 Zero Waste Products That Need To Be On Your Radar

With Plastic Free July coming to an end and Conservation Week on the horizon, being mindful of our consuming habits should be our way…

News
Aussie Streetwear Royalty Culture Kings Is Opening Its First NZ Store This Saturday

NZ’s streetwear scene is soon to gain infinitely more kudos with the announcement that cult Aussie retailer Culture Kings is opening…

Fashion
How To Score KFC’s Latest Finger Lickin’ Threads For Free Tonight

Attention fried chicken lovers, your winter wardrobe update is officially sorted.  Just when we thought they couldn’t top the…

Food & Drink
How To Throw A (Stress Free) Dinner Party

Contrary to popular belief, throwing a dinner party doesn’t need to involve a three-course Michelin Star-inspired menu that starts…

What's On
These Epic Sensory Coffee Workshops Will Stir Your Inner Barista

We Kiwis absolutely love our coffee. In fact, NZ is one of the top coffee consumers globally. But how many of us actually know how to brew…

Homewares & Interiors
The Lushest Places To Nab Indoor Plants In Auckland

Fun fact: Having pot plants around your home can benefit your breathing, increase your immunity, deter illness, and boost your overall…

Sustainability
Make A Difference And Support These 6 Businesses Doing Better By Our Planet

The winners of The Circle Awards AUS & NZ 2021 have officially been announced, and our carts (and hearts) are full of sustainable swaps…

Art & Design
The Best Tattoo Studios In Auckland To Get Inked At

Tattoos are a universal art form used as a form of self-expression and tribute and as the world’s most tattooed nation, it's no…

Sustainability
Yours Truly Is The New Pre-Loved Bridal Gown Store That Has Sustainability At Its Heart

Washing your hair with solid shampoo and taking your keep cup everywhere is a solid way to make sustainable changes, but it’s super…

Homewares & Interiors
An Amazingly Lofty Plant Paradise Has Just Opened In St Heliers Village

It'd be fair to say that we're a little bit obsessed with plants here at Urban List – and if you're anything like us, your…

Style & Design
Level Up Your Winter Cooking Game With 7 Stand-Out Kitchen Hacks

We hate to break it to you, but summer is well and truly over—cue the ugly crying GIF. But in good news, the season for snuggling by…

Local Escapes
LUMA Southern Light Project Is Coming To Queenstown Next Weekend So Wrap Up Warm

Forget what you know about the Southern Lights. Aurora Australis? Please… we have something much more exciting for you. Kicking…

Style & Design
6 Interior Design Tips To Transform Your Space Into A Sanctuary

While previously we may have expressed our sense of self and style through investing in our wardrobes, travel, and experiences, recent times…

Getting The Gig
How Celebrated Kiwi Illustrator Bonnie Brown Of Studio Bon Landed Her Dream Job

When it comes to writing (or snacking on delicious donuts), we seem to do it in our sleep. Put a paintbrush in our hand and our creatives…

Wellness
Auckland’s Best Health Food Stores To Help You Live Your Best Life

Three-thirty-itis got you feeling like you need a little somethin’ somethin’? Spending up large at the vending machine? Instead…

Entertainment
Butter The Popcorn, Here’s How To Curate An Epic Theatre Experience At Home

Can’t get enough of the latest and greatest movie shows? Neither can we and with so many blockbusters shifting to streaming services,…

Style & Design
7 Easy Ways To Transform Your House Into A Home This Winter

If your Instagram feed leaves you feeling inspired to level up your space daily, we feel you. And with cooler days fast approaching and…

People
Meet EveryHuman, The Adaptive Clothing Store Making Fashion More Inclusive

If you’re not in the know about adaptive fashion, it's time to meet EveryHuman. Adaptive fashion is clothing specifically designed…

News
HAPPY PLACE, LA’s Immersive Exhibition Opens In Auckland Today

It’s been dubbed the world’s most Instagrammable exhibition—selling out stints in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Boston,…

Gifts
Treat Mum With These Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is just around the corner (9th of May if you're wondering) and boy, does she deserve something a little bit special…

What's On
Van Gogh Alive Is Packing Up This Sunday 23 May

We’re guessing you’ve seen snippets of Van Gogh Alive on your Insta feed. An immersive exhibition where Gogh’s seminal…

What's On
Calling All Green Thumbs, A Massive Botanical Market Is Coming To Auckland

If one thing’s for sure, indoor plants sit in a very special place in our hearts these days. You know, those cute, spiky little cacti…

Sustainability
Recycle Boutique Has Gone Online So You Can Now Scout That Coveted Piece From Home

Time to let op-shop fever set in. Whether you could easily lose a day browsing pre-loved goodies, or you’ve come across some of the…

News
Make A Beeline, Auckland’s Huge Plant Market Has Been Shifted To March

What better way to spend a beautiful summer’s day? Load up your boot on covetable botanical goodies at Auckland Plant Market happening…

Shopping
Here Are 9 Cool Things You Can Get Delivered To Your Door That Aren’t Groceries

We're pretty blessed here in NZ to get groceries—and even alcohol—delivered direct to our door, despite being in the midst…

News
Fire Up The Group Chat, A Massive Street Party Is Coming To Parnell This Friday

Ain’t no party like a street party—get ready for Parnell’s very own street festival filled with groovy tunes, good vibes,…

Things To Do
Gear Up For Eats, Beats And Fashion At This Carnival-Themed Event Going Down This Month

There are few things we love more than a healthy dose of retail therapy, but when a day of shopping is paired with live tunes, epic eats and…

Gifts
11 Genius Gifts To Treat Them (Or Yourself) To This Valentine’s Day

Now is the time to move on from generic balloons and tacky gifts. Give your Valentine a gift that'll put a real sparkle in their eye…

Food & Drink
6 Of The Best Platters In Auckland So You Can Up Your Party Grazing Game

Food and events go hand in hand. Whether it’s a wedding, an engagement party or a corporate event, feeding your guests is crucial to a…

News
Forget The Fancy Dinner And Paint Your Mate This Valentine’s Day

Nothing says you’re my best bud like drawing on your mate’s face. While you might have already tried painting aided by a…

Gifts
Smash Out Your Christmas Gift List With These Incredible NZ Gift Ideas For 2020

Support local—it's a term we've all become well accustomed to in 2020 and one we're shining a (bright Christmas) light on…

News
Calling All Dr. Martens Fans, The Iconic Shoe Brand Opens Its First Store In Wellington Tomorrow

From 10am on Saturday 19 December, Wellingtonians will be able to get their hands on the famous yellow-stitched boots at the brand new Dr…

Homewares & Interiors
From Fire Pits To Fairy Lights, 7 Ways To Impress Your Guests With Outdoor Entertaining This Summer

Summer is nearly here and that means one thing, we’re heading outside to entertain. There are few things better in life than inviting…

News
A Massive Christmas Market Is Coming To Eden Park So You Can Pick Up Those Last-Minute Gifts

Just five days out from Christmas, a slew of the country's most talented artisans will descend on Eden Park for the ultimate festive…

Art & Design
12 Of Auckland’s Best Art Galleries For You To Get Cultured At

If you would love to spend your weekend gazing at art-adored walls with a quizzical look on your face thinking ‘what the heck is…

News
Calling All LEGO Lovers, A Super-Sized LEGO Exhibition Is Now On

Aucklanders, you’re in for a treat. The Auckland museum is set to host the tallest LEGO brick model in all of the Southern Hemisphere…

Style & Design
Get Festive, Here’s How To Christmas-ify Your Flat This Season

Friends, 2020 has been a year, and we could all use an extra sprinkle of joy right about now. Lucky for us, the festive season is officially…

Style & Design
Level Up Your Summer Threads With GenFEST ‘20, General Pants Co.‘s Biggest Offer In History

After what felt like the longest winter ever, sunny days are finally here and our arms couldn’t be wider to welcome them. But while…

Sustainability
Be Kind To The Planet This Christmas With This Epic Sustainable Gift Guide

Christmas penetration levels have almost hit 100%, which can only mean one thing—it’s time to get gift hunting! This year…

Things To Do
Shopping Fanatics Rejoice, Here’s Where You Can Score Epic Week-Long Sales

“I wish I didn’t get organised with my Christmas shopping!” said no one, ever. Whether or not you want to believe…

Homewares & Interiors
Transform Your Small Garden Into An Oasis With These 6 Style Ideas

2020 has been a ride, but one thing is for sure, summer isn’t cancelled. With the temperature rising, Christmas holidays approaching…

Style & Design
10 Of The Best Adult Advent Calendars In NZ So You Can Count Down To Christmas 2020

When it comes to advent calendars, why should the kids have all the fun? Well they don't, as it turns out—because a growing number…

News
Grab Your Pencil, Auckland Art Gallery Is Offering Free Drop-In Figure Drawing Sessions

Some Friday nights you want to turn up the volume and hit up the city’s night clubs and parties, others you might just want to have…

What's On
8 Melbourne Cup Parties Worth Getting Dressed Up For

Polish off your finest attire and gather your fun-loving friends, Melbourne Cup is back in all its frivolity on Tuesday 3 November. …

What's On
Expect The Unexpected At WTF?!, The Strictly Adults-Only Show Taking Auckland By Storm

Imagine all the fantasy and magic from Night at the Museum, and spice it up with some fire, pole dancing, and eccentricity. Brace yourself…

Homewares & Interiors
Cue The Inspo, Here’s 6 Stylish Upcycle Projects To Tackle This Season

Reduce waste, save money and create one-of-a-kind pieces for your home—seriously, what’s not to love about upcycling? Upcycling…

Fashion
Step Up For The Planet In Cariuma, The Sustainable Sneakers Blowing Up Right Now

If there’s one style lesson we’ve learned this year, it’s that comfort really is king. And while summer is on the way,…

Homewares & Interiors
Think Out Of The Box With 5 Surprising Storage Ideas To Streamline Your Life

Let’s face it—we all have too much stuff. Whether it’s clothes, books, shoes, or even trinkets we were given years ago at…

Planet
Get Clued Up On What It Really Takes To Be Sustainable In Fashion

We’ve ditched single use coffee cups, switched to stainless steel straws and now we’re turning our attention to our wardrobes.…

News
Snap Up A Highly-Coveted Gel Nail Appointment At This Epic Magnum Ruby Pop Up

Feels like it’s only fitting that we should have some epic news to share on the first day of Alert Level 1, so get ready fam. Now you…

Homewares & Interiors
9 Simple Ways To Transform Your Rental Digs With Minimal Effort

It’s a common misconception that if you’re renting, you can’t do much to change your space. Sure, you can't knock down…

Style & Design
Say Yes To The Dress With 6 Of The Best Bridal Designers In Auckland

To all the current brides-to-be, you guys are doing it tough. A global pandemic was never part of anyone’s plan, but if you’re…

Homewares & Interiors
How To Master The Indoor Plant Game This Spring (Without Killing All Your Plants)

Scroll any Instagram feed and you’ll realise the indoor plant trend is here to stay. No décor gram is complete without lush…

Local Escapes
Book Yourself In For The Ultimate Staycation At The Hotel Britomart

2020 is officially the year of the staycation, and we can't think of a better spot to spend our next getaway than in the heart of the…

Wellington
Book Your Tickets, This Multi-Sensory Van Gogh Exhibition On In Wellington

We’re guessing you’ve seen snippets of Van Gogh Alive on your Insta feed. An immersive exhibition where Gogh’s seminal…

Sustainability
Add These 8 Conscious Alternatives For Lockdown Essentials To Your Cart, Stat

The sustainability sphere is a rapidly evolving one, and alternatives are cropping up for everyday items left, right and centre. From using…

Shopping
Relax With 25% Off Sneakers, Activewear, Denim And More In The Iconic’s Extended Afterpay Sale

Just as the seasons are starting to switch, Afterpay has dropped their mega two-day sale sprint. There are heaps of deals and steals to snap…

Sustainability
Strive For Style Goals With The 10 Best Local Vintage Sellers On Instagram

There’s nothing fashionable about landfill. In the past ten years though, the amount of textiles being sent to a landfill in…

Fashion
Don’t Have A Cow Man, Vans Just Dropped A Simpsons Collab And You’re Going To Want All Of It

There’s no doubt 2020 has been a pretty crazy time, so consider this news a tiny silver lining on the year. Fans of the iconic series…

Sustainability
Hit The Road With The 8 Best Bike Stores That Deliver In Auckland

Ah the humble bicycle—getting us around and looking after our health since time immemorial. If you spent lockdown enviously eyeing…

Hair & Beauty
Restore Your Glow With This Essential 5-Step Winter Skincare Routine

Do you feel like your skin needs extra love in winter? From dryness to breakouts, winter can make your skin crazy. The solution? Change up…

What's On
Unleash Your Inner Artist With These Epic Online Painting Classes Starting This Week

Life is about to slow down a whole lot, so why not spend your time inside discovering a hidden talent. Paintvine has you covered with…

Fashion
Get Schooled On Sustainable DIY With This Collab From Allbirds And Chinatown Market

New Zealand-born sustainable sneaker brand Allbirds has just revealed a new partnership with Chinatown Market (CTM)—the LA-based label…

Getting The Gig
On Creativity And Connection: How This Aussie 3D Artist Is Blowing Up Instagram

If you’ve got an Instagram account, chances are you’ve seen the sublime works of Paul Milinski at least a few times in your…

News
Prepare To Unleash Your Inner Baking Mastery With This Covetable Metallic Range Of Mixers

Your kitchen countertop is about to receive the glow up it deserves after all that lockdown cooking. Kenwood have released a limited-edition…

Fashion
Editor’s Picks: Sweat It Out In 5 Of The Coolest Sustainable Activewear Labels

As far as sustainable fashion goes, activewear seems to be the category most regularly pushing boundaries in the quest for earth-friendly…

Shopping
Editor’s Picks: Embrace The Incoming Chill With These 12 Wintery Must-Haves

Across Australia and New Zealand, we are slowly tiptoeing out of iso. It’s absolutely been a hibernation of sorts, some of us more…

Style & Design
Cue The Inspiration, Stylist Nicole Ku On Nailing Your Winter Wardrobe Essentials

From must-know trends to winter wardrobe essentials, Kiwi fashion favourite Nicole Ku sure knows a thing or two about mastering effortless…

Shopping
Shop Up A Storm At These 8 Epic Retailers Coming To Commercial Bay

Commercial Bay will not only be home to some of the city's hottest new bars and eateries, there's also a tonne of top-notch…

Shopping
Dial Up The Inspo With 8 Kiwi Cookbooks You Need In Your Kitchen Right Now

As we gradually come out of lockdown many of us will have become very well aquainted with our kitchens and our culinary skills (or lack…

News
Drop Everything, A Massive One-Off Online Fashion Sale Hits NZ Tonight

If there’s one thing this whole Covid business has had us appreciate, it’s that we’re not here for  a long time but…

Sustainability
Get On The Sustainability Train With 6 Eco-Friendly Stores That Deliver Across NZ

We've said goodbye to plastic bags, now move on to bigger and better things with these earth-friendly online stores. Chances are,…

Shopping
Cosy Up With These Winter Warmers You Can Get Delivered Anywhere In NZ

If last weekend was anything to go by, it's time to face the hard truth that winter is most definitely on its way. While we're still…

Sustainability
Ditch The Plastic Thanks To These 5 Sustainable Bulk Food Stores That Deliver In NZ

While we love a good trip to the supermarket, the amount of plastic and packaging involved in all our favourite foods can get a little out…

Travel
Check-In Is Now Open, Here’s 10 Ways To Turn Your Bedroom Into A Luxury Hotel

We know travel is off the cards for the foreseeable future, but thanks to a bunch of virtual experiences you can still dial up the…