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Old Apr 10th 2008, 6:22 am
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Good day Everyone.

We are heading over the hill into Nelson soon for some much needed clothes shopping and wondered if we could get some recommendations for the following

Good shops for women's clothing/jeans/blokes and baby's. (no teeny bopper shops thanks).

Thank you!
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Good day Everyone.

We are heading over the hill into Nelson soon for some much needed clothes shopping and wondered if we could get some recommendations for the following

Good shops for women's clothing/jeans/blokes and baby's. (no teeny bopper shops thanks).

Thank you!
There's not a huge choice in Nelson IIRC, however they were starting to open the first phase of the new retail area in town.

There is Farmers, Hallensteins (men only!) and some other chains on the high street, including a few jeans shops and the likes, happy shopping
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There are some good shops out in Richmond - they're worth a look.
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Retail therapy is a myth, it doesn't exist in NZ.
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Retail therapy is a myth, it doesn't exist in NZ.
Yeah, you generally end up home more depressed than when you went out, especially when looking for bloody shoes :curse:
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Why are shoes so bad in NZ? (they're not much better here either)
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Why are shoes so bad in NZ? (they're not much better here either)
Oh for a branch of Jones the Bootmaker or even just Clarks!!
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Oh No!! I was so positive about coming to NZ. But rubbish shoes

I'll either not come, or have to stockpile NOW!!!!

Not one to ever need an excuse to shop, i'm off to Faith, schuh, Clarks, and maybe even shoepermarket he he!
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Yeah, you generally end up home more depressed than when you went out, especially when looking for bloody shoes :curse:
I agree with that! I just paid $229 for a pair of fairly ordinary leather decent fitting shoes (my annual winter pair) I can't bear to go into most of the shoe shops, one whiff of that overpowering smell of cheap plastic and rubber is enough to make me heave.:curse:
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Oh No!! I was so positive about coming to NZ. But rubbish shoes

I'll either not come, or have to stockpile NOW!!!!

Not one to ever need an excuse to shop, i'm off to Faith, schuh, Clarks, and maybe even shoepermarket he he!
Yikes! sounds like a 40' container is in order . Even the supermarket is better than you'll find in the likes of the "No1 Shoe Warehouse" which is the gold standard for footwear in NZ. (now you know why everyone wears jandals)
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Oh No!! I was so positive about coming to NZ. But rubbish shoes

I'll either not come, or have to stockpile NOW!!!!

Not one to ever need an excuse to shop, i'm off to Faith, schuh, Clarks, and maybe even shoepermarket he he!
You could go barefoot like most kiwis!!!!
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http://www.no1shoes.co.nz/Default.aspx?Target=Home.aspx

I was shocked to find that they have a website......most of the older ladies at my work call it the 'tarts' shoe shop.
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I can see why.
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I agree with that! I just paid $229 for a pair of fairly ordinary leather decent fitting shoes (my annual winter pair) I can't bear to go into most of the shoe shops, one whiff of that overpowering smell of cheap plastic and rubber is enough to make me heave.:curse:
At least you found something!!! :curse:
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Good day Everyone.

We are heading over the hill into Nelson soon for some much needed clothes shopping and wondered if we could get some recommendations for the following

Good shops for women's clothing/jeans/blokes and baby's. (no teeny bopper shops thanks).

Thank you!
Pumpkin Patch & JK Kids for little miss
Glassons, West Jeans or Richmond Mall for Mel

and what do you need more clothes for btw? You should be a 'proper' Kiwi bloke by now & wear your shorts all year round!!!! Just grab yourself a Swanni from the hunting shop next to Pumpkin Patch

Saw a poster in Newmans earlier in the week, was that anything to do with you
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