Wellington-based makeup store Beauty Bliss is moving up to the big smoke. The ecommerce site turned bricks-and-mortar store will open a second shop in the heart of Newmarket in early March. We had a chat with owner Toni Barrett about the expansion.
After searching for over four years, fashion house brand World has finally found a perfect spot for its Queenstown store. We talked with World director and designer Benny Castles about the sixth addition to its stable (and its second store in the South Island) and how it's been faring so far.
The executive chairman of property, design and research specialist agency RCG, Paul Keane, explores what recent closures in both local and international markets, including Dick Smith, mean for retail property.
David Jones may very well come to Auckland next, a retail expert says, but its choice of sites won’t necessarily be limited to the downtown CBD. First Retail managing director Chris Wilkinson says there are several sites around the city of sails the retailer could set up shop in. We explore David Jones’ plans for its Wellington store and where it could go next.
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Malls across Auckland that haven’t already announced expansions are readying themselves for battle and sizing up to attract consumers to their centres. Both Westfield St Lukes and North Shore’s Milford mall have unveiled plans to increase their footprint, following in the footsteps of Sylvia Park and LynnMall.