About Us

Blackbird has had quite the journey!

We started in Christchurch, tucked away in sweet little Heathcote Valley, where together with a local coffee roastery Upshot, we served as the happy hub of a wonderful community. After the earthquakes hit - Blackbird flew south to Dunedin where she built a new nest at the very top of the Roslyn hill, continuing to provide an eclectic mix of colourful, quirky and affordable gems to treat one’s self or gift on with love.

Covid 2020 saw another huge change for us, as the store dropped the bricks and mortar, and we shifted our focus to be at home with our families and continue trading online.

We are still here! Based in Dunedin and 2021 is seeing us pour lots of love into this website. Our focus being all about finding joy, curating gems, colour, supporting local, providing value, and making it easy for you.

Have a peruse. We want to delight, make you smile and provide a little ray of sunshine.


Blackbird Dunedin old storefront on left, and a pile of colourful folded knitwear on the right