HAPA is a Design store in located inside a shipping container in Christchurch, New Zealand, launched on October 2011 as part of the Re:Start Container mall project run by Re:Start The Heart Trust to bring back life into the city. The innovative mall consists of a group of shipping containers designed by The Buchan Group (Architects) and represents the start of the Rebuild of the CBD, and HAPA is proud to be part of it. The mall was the first area that opened to the public within the Red Zone after months of being closed to anyone due to the devastation of the quakes.
We like to say we "Love the Extraordinary" and our product range reflects exactly that - an interesting, unique, bespoke range of gifts, jewellery and homewares that we have carefully curated to delight our customers. We work directly with many local kiwi designers and artists as well as with international names from places as far as Miami, New York, Madrid or Ljubljana.
At HAPA you will find beautiful jewellery and artworks, bags and accessories, baby gear, men's gifts, watches, stationery, homeware - everything you need for any occasion - birthdays, weddings, baby showers, anniversaries, farewells, and more..!
You will find carefully chosen unique products, mostly handmade and locally produced in New Zealand, as well as a range of HAPA designs. We believe that things that are made well last longer and support and admire quality craftmanship. HAPA's aim is to keep surprising and inspiring our customers, and to contribute to our local economy. We are constantly on the lookout for innovative jewellery, homeware and gifts - if you have something interesting to offer, we would love to hear from you!
With the Re:Start container mall relocating in June 2014 HAPA has grown into a bigger space, and HAPA Haus was a successful 3 month concept store we situated at The Colombo. This is the nature of the current CBD in Christchurch, ever changing and challenging.
HAPA enjoys having an active direct open communication with our customers via the facebook page (www.facebook.com/HapaNZ)
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HAPA Concept Store Pop Up
HAPA interior detail