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Celebrating New Zealand Made

Frank’s Corner is all about celebrating New Zealand made and the quirky artisan gift store, close to the Queenstown CBD, is packed with genuine Kiwi products.

Owner, AndrewRollings and store manager Allison Yoes, operate the venture in a charming cottage on the corner of Camp and Isle streets and their mission is to connect people with place”.

“Our focus and energy are on authentic New Zealand made products. The real point of difference is finding something unique that resonates with visitors. What we hope is people who are travelling here can take home genuine Kiwi made products as gifts or to enjoy themselves,” says Allison.

“We have beautiful hand-crafted ceramics by John Kalb who digs and processes his own clay and stunning West Coast stone jewellery using interesting raw materials such as serpentine and conglomerate that naturally polish as you wear them over time.”

Frank’s Corner has several large pieces of furniture including bespoke rocking chairs made by an Arrowtown carpenter and a range of Adirondack chairs, stools, wine racks, candle holders, platters and hooks produced from locally sourced wine barrels.

“We represent several local painters and photographers whose originals or prints are sold framed or rolled which are easy for visitors to carry home. There is a lovely selection of artisan natural home crafted soaps, honey, olive oil and pickles,” says Allison. “Our range of fair-trade organic 66% dark chocolate is made nearby and packaged beautifully with artist labelling, bows and paua shells making it perfect little gift to take home.”

“We support over 80 small New Zealand businesses and are always thankful when people pop in and buy something that supports these artists. The store has a friendly and appreciative vibe and we enjoy helping our customers discover something uniquely New Zealand.”