A New Zealand buyers club may be unheard of by many, but it has been offering discounted prices to members for 20 years. Cherrytree is a wholesale buyers club, where members can buy almost anything for the wholesale price, plus a handling fee of up to 11 percent.
Natalie O’Donnell and Karla Lewis launched Napier-based vintage and rockabilly clothing label Two Lippy Ladies in January last year. The founders, both lovers of the 1950s aesthetic, walk the talk and have heaps of fun, yet they are also on a serious mission.
What started out as an art installation in Wellington has turned into a thriving non-profit organisation serving the city’s most vulnerable. The Free Store operates like a shop, but instead of taking money, it simply hands out food to those who need it.
Five years on from the Christchurch earthquakes, the garden city is continuing to flower as hospitality enjoys another positive quarter despite an easing of growth in the retail sector.
Fast-fashion lovers have been waiting with bated breath for Swedish global giant H&M to announce an opening date for its Sylvia Park store. While that hasn’t yet happened, it was available for questions from New Zealand media this week, and offered a peek at its range at a separate location in Parnell.