About Us

We are passionate about our customers and clothes and love matching the two! We have customers in their 30s through to customers in their 90s, all women who like to follow fashion but not be dictated by it.  

Brenda Hawley has owned the business for twenty-four years. It is her years of experience and listening to customers and good relationships built with suppliers that ensures a great selection of gorgeous, fun, stunning but wearable fashions each season. Sheryl has been at Gaby's for over 6 years part-time and is our assistant manager. Amelia, our German-speaking part-timer who has been with us a couple of years, completes the team. All staff know the stock well and are able to make suggestions to customers who are wondering just what will suit their body shape and colouring. They'll give an honest opinion when asked about a garment being tried on, and come up with helpful ideas if alternatives are sought.

Our collection is made up of mainly 'smart casual' styles from over 35 labels. Gaby's is a proud supporter of ‘NZ made’ and some of the labels are indeed that. Some others are designed in NZ but manufactured off-shore. Others are designed and manufactured in Canada, Australia or United States. 


You’ll find us at 58 Queen Street in the main street of Warkworth, just look for the shop with the green awning opposite PaperPlus and adjacent to the Argyll Angle courtyard. Warkworth is a pleasant destination for a day trip from Auckland. Come and enjoy a stroll along the walkway beside the picturesque Mahurangi River, picnic by the river or lunch at one of the many cafes, and wander around the shops in the village. Just less than an hour north of Auckland, on the way to Kawau Island, Matakana or the Bay of Islands, it is a great place to break your journey for a leg stretch, shopping treat or refreshments.


Brenda, Sheryl and Amelia make up the team of ‘Gaby’s Girls’. They all love clothes, and love helping women find the right clothes!