Econo Lodge Canterbury Court
140 Lincoln Road
Phone: (64) 3 3388351
Fax: (64) 3 3388391
Opened in the 1950s, Technical Books is a small, privately owned bookshop that provides books on all subjects from A to Z. If they do not have it in stock, they will order it for you. The only books they do not sell are fiction titles. There is a diverse collection of books, with subjects including quilting, cooking, farming and military wars. The most popular sections, however, are tractors and trucks. Also available are documentary videos on subjects such as travel, military wars, and tractors, trucks and trains.
This classic clothing store stocks the Esprit t-shirts, tracksuits, trousers, jackets, skirts, and dresses, all in co-ordinating colors. Matching accessories include shoes, scarves, belts, bags and watches. The store also has extensive children's section ranging from newborns to teenagers. Call for Esprit store timings, and additional information.
Life Pharmacy has a wide selection of products, ranging from prescription medicines to cosmetics, toiletries and even sunglasses. They have professional staff on hand to help you out with your ailments, and a selection of top-quality products for all your health needs. The cosmetic section also offer a fine range of leading international brands, including Revlon, Cover Girl and L'Oreal, as well as some top Australian brands such as Colours of Australis. Perfumes, toiletries and other gifts are also on sale here.
Glassons is the inexpensive answer to all your basic fashion needs. Their stock is constantly changing to suit the current fashion ins and outs, and luckily, their garments will not break your bank balance.. It is a great place to do your basic clothes shopping and, at least one Glassons T-shirt can be found in every New Zealand woman's wardrobe. Aimed more at the 15-25 age bracket, these clothes are inexpensive, fashionable and relatively well made, and if you do not mind mass-manufactured products, a good buy. Call for additional information.
Westfield Riccarton has been around for decades, not that you would notice, though. It has always managed to move with the times, thereby maintaining its popularity. You will find this place buzzing with activity even on a quiet day. Most major chain stores are represented here, right from home appliances, to books and fashion. You can also find department stores such as Kmart, Farmers, and a Pak 'n Save supermarket. Stores selling similar items tend to be grouped together, making systematic shopping easy.
Amazon blends a wide selection of top label surf, swim, snow and street wear, for both girls and guys, with funky accessories, such as watches, backpacks, jewelery, surf/snow board designs, and beanies. Catering to a broad range of tastes and needs, Amazon has street wear, from brands such as Lee, Mooks and Stussy. Check out their Billabong and Mambo surf wear, women's swim wear from Aztec Rose and Moontide, and snow boarding/ski gear from Ocean & Earth and Kado. They also have a top selection of skate brands such as Globe and Juice. If you are looking for quality street and action wear, then Amazon is well worth a visit. Call for store timings, and additional information.
This is your chance to buy a designer garment for next to nothing. Classy Two Timers stocks second-hand fashionable women's clothing. It is a great place to go to, if you are after something "classy", and are prepared to search through the racks. It is just a matter of time before you discover someone's costly fashion blunder is your perfect fit. With a whole range of varied apparels available in different hues and sizes, it is no wonder that this place has earned itself a niche clientele . If you appreciate used-but-stylish gear, you are sure to find a great bargain in this shop.
LWR factory shop sells Canterbury gear, and the former All Blacks' jerseys are still extremely popular with locals and tourists. LWR also sells Wallabies and Hong Kong Sevens jerseys, along with the socks, hosiery, underwear, babies', children's and adult clothing manufactured by Canterbury.
Farmer's Market in Riccarton House promises you the the freshest and most natural products that New Zealand farmers grow. Sitting in Riccarton House every Saturday, this market provides a endless range of foods products. Some of these include breads, eggs, bacon, greens, fruits, poultry and bakery items. Stalls can be set up by children as well who can sell their own products. Sunday also sees an Artisan Market with vendors selling their own range of local products, arts and crafts. Visitors can listen to live music and sip Hummingbird Coffee. Farmer's Market also does its bit for sustainability by converting its waste into plant food. Giving you the best of New Zealand's organic and fresh produce, Chirstchurch Farmer's Market is a must visit.
Off the beaten track, but well worth visiting, Every Educaid has two large rooms full of toys, books, games and puzzles. It is a teachers' resource centre that is also open to parents and has a great selection of larger toys such as the Little Tikes range with cars, kitchens, etc. It has ample parking, a play area for children and a nappy change station for babies. It has a mail order catalog for you to select and order from.
A fabric, craft, and home interiors superstore of Australian origin, this store is heaven for creative sewers and decorators. A large mezzanine with every imaginable craft item, from zips to stencils, is suspended above a vast floor of home accessories, and fashion, curtain, and upholstery fabrics. Spotlight covers the cheaper end of the market, and you often get more than you pay for. Before buying that expensive curtain fabric, check first whether a container load ended up here at a fraction of the price!
Image Photo & Frame specializes in copying old photographs. Using the same photographic processes that were used 100 years ago, they are able to provide realistic copies. Their technicians can copy directly from the photo album or, if in a picture frame, they will remove for copying and then refit back into frame for you. They also sell acid-free boxes, tissues, and photo albums ideal for storing precious photographs. Other services offered include picture framing, family portraits and wedding photography, plus both colour and black & white film processing.