Top spots to stock up on men’s fashion in Takapuna

Whether you’re the kind of guy who takes his fashion very seriously and wants to know the top shops in Takapuna, or you’re the kind of guy who shops exactly once a year and wants to make the trip as efficient as possible (or maybe you’re needing to shop for a guy on your life who needs all the help he can get) – we’ve got you covered with this definitive list of men’s fashion stores with stopping at in our corner of the North Shore.

Business attire

Dressing for work? Get your hands on a quality suit and tie, or a more modern look like some Chinos and an open-collar shirt.

Rembrandt is a perfect balance of style and affordability, with a huge range of suits in different prices. There’s also a made-to-order service for that tailored look.

3 Wise Men is famous for its huge selection of stylish shirts, and it’s also a great spot to go looking for a suit, blazer or quality pair of trousers. The Takapuna branch is an outlet store, so perfect for finding great professional clothes at good prices.

Life for Men is a 100% local Takapuna store best known for its casualwear, and we 100% recommend dropping in to shop for some workwear since the store is rocking lines of Hugo Boss, Ted Baker, and some smart Scotch & Soda blazers.

Smart casual

Time to toss that tired old Polo shirt and upgrade to something a little more 2022. Short-sleeved collared shirts are here for spring and summer, and you should probably swap out your puffer jacket for a windbreaker or softshell.

Life for Men, as mentioned above, is where it’s at if you want to look fly as heck while supporting a local business. Shirts, denim and accessories with plenty of colour and attitude.

Rodd & Gunn has always been the haven of the off-duty-but-looking-slick style. Stop by for shirts, smart casual trousers, smart and simple woollen knitwear and leather accessories.

Barkers is a great affordable option for the kinds of clothes you can wear to the bar, the beach, or out on a date – shirts, shorts, pants, and even blazers and suits.

Recycle Boutique is awesome for the environment and for your wallet. It’s where you go to find pre-loved clothing that’s in great condition and looks great. The store only sells certain brands and items that fit current trends, so it’s a good place to start for a curated collection.

Honourable mentions in the smart casual category go to 3 Wise Men and Rembrandt – they’re both better known for their businesswear but have great after-five ranges.

Street fashion

Kickin’ it in the casual look isn’t just for the kids. These stores are awesome places to shop for the kinds of clothes you’ll be wearing at the beach, out for a day’s boating, or spending some downtime with friends and family.

Federation has one of its two brand HQs right here in Takapuna. This label is all about hoodies, denim, and raw t-shirt designs. Think the California look, but designed in Aotearoa.

Amazon is all the surfwear and skatewear destination of note. Here’s where you should be looking for sick boardies, wetsuits, t-shirts, jeans, hoodies and accessories for the coming season.

Recycle Boutique is once again a great option here. Great brands, cool finds, excellent prices.

Wedding season

Rembrandt is really the place to go if you’re looking to buy or hire a suit for a wedding.

The team will even help you out with some advice on whether you should risk a light-coloured linen suit or stick with the tried-and-true black tux.


The absolute best way to finish off your new look is with shoes that suit you and feel good to wear.

Merchant 1948 has everything from stylish leather business shoes to boots, sneakers and boat shoes. All the latest fashion and high quality, with international brands and just about every style under the sun.

Honourable mentions go to Life for Men, 3 Wise Men, Rembrandt and Amazon, which all have their own lines of footwear in among the clothing.


Farmers is about as close as you can get to the whole men’s fashion package.

The department store has a massive range of brands and products, including the whole gamut of professional business attire, smart casual, sportswear, streetwear and the stuff you’d lounge around at home in.

Check out all these places (and more!) to shop up a storm in Takapuna in our handy website directory here.

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