Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Witchery Celebrates Its Expansion Into NZ

Friday, 12 September 2008

Top Australian Brand Witchery Celebrates Its Expansion Into NZ

Images Of Store opening courtesy Jillian Knaupf

*****

Witchery, one of Australia’s most successful fashion brands, opens its much anticipated New Zealand flagship store in Wellington’s trendy Featherston Street today, with plans to roll out a further two new stores in New Zealand before the end of the year.

Witchery, a household name in Australia, has 132 Australian outlets including 32 concession stores at the high-end department store David Jones.

Last night there were celebrations held in the new store where guests viewed Witchery’s new Spring Summer 2008 Collection and celebrated the premier New Zealand opening.

Sarah Murtha, Witchery’s New Zealand Country Manager, says it’s been great to see everyone join in our excitement and enthusiasm for the brand.

“Witchery’s new flagship store design exudes luxury and glamour. It’s a modern mix of shapes and materials, from the feminine fabric choices to the clean, sophisticated lines of the furnishings, combined with a youthful, retro sense of style,” she says.

New Zealand stores already opened this year include Botany, Milford, Queentown, Nelson and Dunedin. Stores in Ponsonby and Christchurch are due to open before the end of the year, bringing the total number of New Zealand Witchery stores to 13.

Since August last year, Kiwi fashionistas have been able get their Witchery fashion fix from the New Zealand concession stores which were opened within top-end retailers Smith & Caughey’s in Auckland, Ballantynes in Christchurch and Kirkcaldie & Stains in Wellington.

These concession stores introduced the brand to New Zealanders and allowed New Zealand Witchery customers, who previously had to make a trip to Australia or shop online, to choose from the full fashion range in an intimate, beautifully designed space.

The new stores opening in New Zealand are all stand alone and offer the complete Witchery retail experience.

Witchery’s offerings include clothing, shoes, accessories, jewellery, an “at home” clothing range, intimates and beachwear. Witchery branded eyewear has recently been added to this list.

*****


Click for big version
From left to right Amy Sznicer, Kirsten Greig, Sarah Murtha and Laura Konrads

*****



ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Water: Farming Leaders Pledge To Help Make Rivers Swimmable

In a first for the country, farming leaders have pledged to work together to help make New Zealand’s rivers swimmable for future generations. More>>

ALSO:

Unintended Consequences: Liquor Change For Grocery Stores On Tobacco Tax

Changes in the law made to enable grocery stores to continue holding liquor licences to sell alcohol despite increases in tobacco taxes will take effect on 15 September 2017. More>>

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

By May 2018: Wider, Earlier Microbead Ban

The sale and manufacture of wash-off products containing plastic microbeads will be banned in New Zealand earlier than previously expected, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Snail-ier Mail: NZ Post To Ditch FastPost

New Zealand Post customers will see a change to how they can send priority mail from 1 January 2018. The FastPost service will no longer be available from this date. More>>

ALSO:

Property Institute: English Backs Of Debt To Income Plan

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive Ashley Church is applauding today’s decision, by Prime Minister Bill English, to take Debt-to-income ratios off the table as a tool available to the Reserve Bank. More>>

ALSO: