Global fast fashion giant H&M has announced the location of its third New Zealand store. It will open in The Crossing shopping centre in Christchurch's CBD in 2017. This means it will be the second store to open, ahead of the recently announced store planned for Commercial Bay in downtown Auckland.
Rumours of Zara's arrival in New Zealand have been persistent for so long that Spaceworks founder Lizzi Hines nearly wrote them off as an urban legend. However, Zara has finally announced it will open a store in Sylvia Park next year. Hines examines what this means for Kiwi retail.
There’s recently been an influx of international retailers arriving on New Zealand’s shores and now, a Madrid-born retailer is bringing Spanish brands to Kiwis. His stores, which are called La Lola, will launch in Auckland and Christchurch and will stock sister brands from Zara which are new to New Zealand.