Two minutes with: R.M. Williams' Raju Vuppalapati

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  • September 21, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Two minutes with: R.M. Williams' Raju Vuppalapati

Raju Vuppalapati is chief executive of Australian apparel company R.M.Williams. Specialising in boots, the retailer has taken its outback chic around the globe. We asked Vuppalapati about R.M.Williams’ plans for New Zealand.

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Aesop and Dune London arrive in New Zealand

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  • September 5, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Aesop and Dune London arrive in New Zealand

While everyone’s concentrating on the imminent arrival of H&M and Zara, some smaller international labels have quietly shown up recently. Footwear retailer Dune London and skincare company Aesop are now celebrating their first Kiwi footprint.

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Big changes ahead for Number One Shoes and Hannahs

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  • September 1, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Big changes ahead for Number One Shoes and Hannahs

Number One Shoes and Hannahs jointly make up around 25 percent of New Zealand’s footwear market. After operating the brands independently for more than a decade, listed investor Hellaby Holdings Ltd has now undertaken a restructure of its footwear division in search of greater synergy.

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Footwear start-up Bozzy Boots comes with celebrity representation

  • News
  • April 26, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Footwear start-up Bozzy Boots comes with celebrity representation

Reality television star Chrystal Chenery is dipping her toes into retail as brand ambassador of Christchurch roof tiler Dee Wilson’s thigh-high boots label, Bozzy Boots. After a fruitless two-year search for a similar product, Wilson has launched what looks to be the next big footwear trend. She took us behind the scenes.

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How one woman is solving the achilles heel of the women's shoe industry

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  • April 19, 2016
  • Elly Strang
How one woman is solving the achilles heel of the women's shoe industry

Can you imagine being a woman who can only find mens shoes in her size? That was the reality for Staavias founder Gustavia Lui, who would have to wear jandals to work due to the gap in the market for women with size 11 feet and up. However, the 28-year-old from Manuwera, South Auckland has since created her own line of shoes specifically for women with "plus-size" feet called Staavias. We had a chat to her about her journey.

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