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The Department of Curiosities and Fine Things

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New Zealand made at it's best

Whether its tops crafted out of old silk or brand new "god's jocks", this is a shop full of well... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
Ann T
Melbourne, Australia
Funky Fun

We were greeted by a bench seat out the front inviting us to sit and knit to add to the yarn... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
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“local art”(2 reviews)
“gifts”(5 reviews)
“crafty”(2 reviews)
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14 Hastings Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Whether its tops crafted out of old silk or brand new "god's jocks", this is a shop full of well designed NZ products. The owner clearly has a personal relationship with all the artistis whose work is stocked in the shop and whether its an...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ann T
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Interesting gifts and finds in the shop. Great collection and variety of arts and crafty things. Definitely would find something for everyone.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank xindalu1
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We were greeted by a bench seat out the front inviting us to sit and knit to add to the yarn bombing and the fun didn't stop there. A curious and eclectic collection of local art and crafts that are a fun, modern and inexpensive....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank katebT4600GZ
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This is a funky little shop right in the centre of Napier. Lots of cute little gifts from local makers - from clothes and jewellery to stationery and gifts. Unique selection. It's not a huge shop but worth having a looksie.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kiwi-1976
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

The number one craft shop in Napier with amazing sale people. Presents for all occasions. Locally made!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Dreamer716379
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A visit to Napiers arty crafty scene is not complete unless you have popped into this delightful, odd ball place of fine things. I always buy far more than just what I think I need. Inexpensive, quirky and unlike much you will see elsewhere. Always...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank megpage2015
Reviewed 2 November 2016

As we walked around Napier we stumbled across this shop. What a delightful find it was. Such a variety of gifts, including many pictures and prints to choose from. The lady that served us was very pleasant and polite. We didn't feel rushed or pressured...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had heard good things about this store so stopped in to have a look for ourselves. There's a vast, eclectic range of gifts and homewares, most of which are very well-priced for the quality of the materials. Worth it for the range of greeting...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank SLKrivan
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We had so much fun here! Having discovered this place on Tripadvisor it was on the list of things to do in the lovely Napier. We could have spent some serious dosh so had to restrain ourselves. We bought for ourselves as well as many...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Ginny F
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I don't do shops but this was great. The name of the shop tells you all you need to know. Loved this shop. We could have stayed here for hours.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank bryan61
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