Things To Do
50 Rad Things To Do In Wellington In 2022

When you think of capital cities it often conjures up images of dull, bureaucratic hubs—not the kind of places likely to make it onto…

Style & Design
The Best Flower Delivery Services In Auckland So You Can Spoil Someone Rotten In 2022

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

Food & Drink
The Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks In New Zealand To Sip On In 2022

From Friday night after-work drinks to a Sunday BBQ with your mates and beers, it’s no secret that drinking alcohol at social…

Gifts
Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Ideas So You Can Treat Mum In 2022

Mother’s Day is just around the corner (8th of May if you’re wondering) and while not all of us have a mother we almost…

Fashion
5 Epic New Sneaker Releases To Shop In April 2022

Another month, another round of fresh new kicks to add to your wishlist. This month we have a few fashion entries in the mix—with…

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…

Gifts
The Best Gift Deliveries In New Zealand To Show Someone You Care In 2022

Receiving gifts never gets old, but when you're the one trying to come up with something new and exciting to give—it kinda can.…

Fashion
The Best Summer Dresses In NZ To Add To Cart Before The Season Ends

After two-ish years of sweatpants (mostly) all day every day, the ‘home couture’ game is strong but sweats and sand don’t…

Style & Design
25 Rad Things Under $25 To Get You Through Home Isolation

Oh, home isolation. So much free time, so little motivation. As the country faces the Omicron peak, the task of spending ten days at home…

Homewares & Interiors
The Best Bed Linen In NZ To Keep You Cool In Summer And All Year Round In 2022

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

Art & Design
The Best Art Galleries In Auckland To Check Out In 2022

Whether you'd love to spend your weekend gazing at art-adorned walls with a quizzical look on your face thinking ‘what the heck is…

Sustainability
20 Of The Coolest Swimwear Labels In NZ To Wear This Summer

Summer is finally here and we couldn’t be more ready to frolic in the waves and relax on the beach. As ocean-lovers, the future of…

Fashion
These Are The Best Sneaker Releases Of 2021

2021 was definitely a year full of triumphs and tragedies—and in a way, we saw this reflected in the sneaker-verse too. As we…

Podcasts & Books
14 Summer Beach Reads Worth Losing Yourself In These Holidays

Summer and reading go hand in hand. Long languid days mean finding a nice shady spot to rest up and devour all those books that have sat…

Shopping
Auckland’s Best Christmas Markets To Visit This Festive Season

Turns out COVID-19 isn’t the grinch that stole Christmas, and a whole lot of Christmas markets are coming to Tāmaki Makaurau…

Gifts
37 Of The Best Christmas Gifts Under $50

The festive season can cause havoc to your bank account. You want to be a gift-giving legend but you also need to be able to put food on the…

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…

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
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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Homewares & Interiors
Cosy Up For Winter With 7 Auckland Lumberyards Who’ll Deliver Firewood To Your Door

Winter is officially encroaching with cold, windy and rainy days scheduled for the months ahead. There's nothing better…

What's On
Start Planning, Here’s How To Live Your Best Life In Iso This Easter Long Weekend

Easter this year is going to be very different for all of us, no long-weekend trips or visits from the Easter Bunny (or is…

Wellness
Get Some Zs With These Indoor Plants That Help You Sleep

Let’s give it up to indoor plants: they purify the air, look nice and even sometimes emanate a dazzling fragrance that’ll almost…

New Zealand
Keep The Hustle Alive, Here’s How You Can Support Local Kiwi Businesses From Your Couch

We don’t know about you, but in the words of Avengers royalty Tony Stark, it kind of seems like the earth is closed today. And while…

News
DM Fans Mobilise, Dr. Martens Have Just Dropped A Killer Hello Kitty Collab

In news hot off the press, we’re stoked to see everyone’s favourite kitteh has teamed up with Dr. Martens and the results will…

Art & Design
Shop Local: Where You Can Find Auckland Artists & Designers

Not to toot our own horns or anything, but us Aucklanders are a talented bunch. There’s a variety of shakers and makers right here in…

News
Get Ready To Stomp, NZ’s First-Ever Dr Martens Store Has Opened In Auckland

A very distinctive symbol of rebellion and disaffected youth has opened its first-ever retail store in Auckland and we are here for…

News
Get Excited Wellington, GoodFor Is Finally Coming To The Capital

Calling all Welly eco-warriors, sustainable living just got a whole lot easier! The darling of Auckland GoodFor has finally opened a store…

News
Be The Envy Of Literally Everyone As The New Samsung Foldable Phone Comes To Town

Hot off the press this morning comes the news that Samsung’s sick new foldable phone has been released in New Zealand. The…

Christchurch
Relax, The Largest Health And Wellbeing Complex In NZ Has Just Opened In Christchurch

Whether you fancy a bit of yoga, desire the comfort of some baked goods or are seeking to be a little healthier—look no further than…

Shopping
Clear Your Calendars, David Jones Is Opening This Week And There Are Goodies Up For Grabs

Finally, Auckland is getting a David Jones and it's opening this Thursday. The upscale department store is located in the new Westfield…

News
Unleash Your Inner Child, Auckland’s Massive Official LEGO Store Opens This Week

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to expand your LEGO set collection, this news is about to hit you like a ton of bricks: New…

Cafes
Pick Of The Precinct | Newmarket

Newmarket, you’ve got it going onnn. There’s no shortage of things to see and do in this happening suburb. Whether you’re…

Homewares & Interiors
Auckland’s Best Homewares Stores

My house, as they say, my castle. Dressing up your home is something we take very seriously and get super excited about. It is, after all, a…

Style & Design
Here’s Your Exclusive First Look At The Spongebob X Timberland Collection

Ready for a blast from the past? Timberland are launching an exciting and serious #throwback collaboration today. Get ready for…

Fashion
9 Of Wellington’s Best Boutiques To Up Your Style Game

Oh Wellington, you certainly are the capital of all things cool. This city utterly spoils us for choice when it comes to things to see, eat,…

Fashion
10 Hamilton Fashion Boutiques We’re Crushing On Right Now

In an age of online shopping, shifting through a beautiful boutique is more special than ever. Lucky for you, Hamilton is home to a…

Fashion
Get Your Rummage On At One Of Christchurch’s Best Vintage and Op Shops

We’ll take any excuse for a shopping spree, but especially when it involves revamping our wardrobes with thrift shop threads. Believe…

Hair & Beauty
South Islanders, Get Your Beauty Fix At MECCA’s New Christchurch Concept Store

Clear out your makeup bag Christchurch, MECCA is opening a new store and you won’t want to miss this one. Calling all beauty addicts…

Gifts
7 Things You Can Send Someone That Are Better Than Flowers

Ever since Ryan Gosling left that little bouquet of flowers on Rachel McAdams pillow, we knew The Notebook was trouble. You see, us fusspots…

Fashion
Here’s Your First Look At The New PUMA X The Godfather Collab

In an offer you simply can’t refuse, PUMA has upped the ante on style inspiration with a collab that takes on a cinematic classic.…

Fashion
World Exclusive, Prepare To Freak Over The Cardi B X Reebok Collection

Activewear is a real thing these days. No longer exclusive to gyms and fitness studios, you can rock that stretchy lycra around town and…

Fashion
Empty Your Wallet At 6 Of Wellington’s Best Vintage Stores

There’s plenty of cool and quirky things to do and places to explore in Wellington. So it’s only fair it’s city dwellers…

Fashion
Brace Yourself, Superette Has Just Opened An Epic Surplus Store

Let’s face it, sometimes you’re out shopping and your usual go-tos just don’t cut it, you know you’ll have to…

Style & Design
Spend Up, We Know Where To Find Christchurch’s Best Boutiques

Christchurch might not be the first place that comes to mind when you hear the words, “shopping spree”. That said, it’s…

Fashion
Lace Up, Allbird’s Flagship Store Is Finally Taking Flight

We've been embarrassing die-hard fans of Allbirds, the final say in the ultimately sustainable wool runners, since 2014…