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With 50 stores gracing central business districts from Whangarei to Invercargill, it’s easy to forget that there was ever a high street before Hannahs. And actually, at 150 years old, the shoe chain may well pre-date some Kiwi towns.

In most retail, a mixture of ‘clicks and bricks’ is required to gain the full customer experience. Courtney Devereux investigates how the rise of online shopping has affected physical adult stores, asking: is the safety of discretion preferable over a ‘hands-on’ experience?

As the next generation become top spenders, it is up to them to communicate their values to the market. Below you’ll find examples of local, ethical, mindful and sustainable retailers to support, well also upgrading your wardrobe.