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Beautiful home décor & knitwear from New Zealand to Australia and the modern world

About Us

Gorgeous Creatures is a specialist retailer of beautiful cowhide rugs and skins & cowhide ottomans, alpacamohair throwspossum fur throws & blanketssheepskin & lambskin rugs & merino knitwear.

Gorgeous Creatures is a quality-driven, New Zealand-owned and operated business that has been trading at the very top end of the niche decor market since 2004. And now we send our gorgeous products all over the world especially to Australia, Canada and the USA but also to other countries on a regular basis.

Our mission at Gorgeous Creatures is to present to you an extensive range of the very best-quality homeware products including:- All in one handy Auckland location with a wonderful e-commerce website and supported by excellent customer service.
 

Ensuring fabulous quality leather products

Excellence in customer service is the distinguishing feature that puts Gorgeous Creatures head and shoulders above other competitors in the market both here in New Zealand and overseas. For the last four years we have been recognized with a "Best customer service" award from Houzz.com. Visit our Houzz.com profile here.
 
Our cowhide rug stock is hand-selected at carefully chosen supplier tanneries by professionals who are trained in our high standards. They turn through hundreds of hides and skins for us one by one - and select only the cowhide stars in accordance with our strict selection criteria.

Our insistence on only buying export quality cowhides means our selectors’ painstaking search can take several weeks to complete. This meticulous screening process results in us buying only from the top five to ten per cent of premium cow skins that our tannery stocks. To learn more about how to select a quality cowhide rug please watch our informative video.

We can also make the most beautiful cow skin patchwork rugs and amazing cowhide ottomans from our cowhide rugs or we can use quality Italian top grain leather or beautiful upholstery fabrics for ottomans, the choices are endless.
Houzz.com Gorgeous Creatures
 

Why do we opt for such high standards of excellence for our products?


Because we are committed to ensuring that your purchase from Gorgeous Creatures is an investment in quality – lasting quality that will bring you pleasure for many years to come.

We know that poor quality hides will quickly bring disappointment and, because of this, we choose to leave the buying of cheap hides found in pop-up shops and markets to others: Bald patches, cuts and curling at the edges are just three of the unsightly consequences of low-grade hides. The former head of the Gucci business empire, Aldo Gucci, sums up perfectly the concept of ‘buying cheap’: “The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory.” We agree.
 

Giving you the best interior decor service

When buying from Gorgeous Creatures, you will enjoy the benefits of our specialist knowledge and experience, and you have our promise that you will receive all the pre-sales advice and after-sales service you need to feel confident in your purchase.

Our Company Director and product designer is Kirsty Mason, who has worked in the business since its establishment more than 13 years ago. She is your main contact for enquiries and sales.

With an extensive background in retail sales and marketing, Kirsty is accomplished in interior decoration, fabric selection and furniture design and production.

Most importantly for you, after sourcing cow hides for more than twelve years, she has an extensive knowledge of the entire Gorgeous Creatures product range and intricate knowledge about the animal hides and skins and possum furs that she sells, as well as our custom-made products like cowhide ottomans and footstools.

Ask her advice on the best products for your situation and interior décor, and you are ensured of an excellent customer experience.
Kirsty Mason cowhide expert at Gorgeous Creatures
Photograph above is by Anil Dumasia from Image Central



 

Environmental Information

All of our leather goods are derived from renewable resources and are humanely produced.

The cowhidescalfhides and sheepskins are a bi-product of animals that have been farmed for food.

Possums are classified by New Zealand's Department of Conservation as pests, they are a non-native pest that devours approximately eight million tones of New Zealand vegetation each year. Their skins are a bi-product of the pest control measures that exist in New Zealand to protect the country’s trees and native wildlife. For more information on this, please visit our environmental concern page.
 

Gorgeous Creatures is a member of Retail NZ, and is
100% New Zealand owned and operated.