Country Road returns to Christchurch CBD

Country-Road-2After a six and a half year absence, Country Road will soon reopen in the central city at the $140 million, The Crossing retail and hospitality development.

The new South Island flagship store will front directly onto Cashel Street. Prior to the earthquakes, Country Road was located in the Guthrey Centre.

Country Road will be joined by sister fashion brands Trenery and Witchery, which will also front directly onto Cashel Street. These brands, together with MIMCO and Politix form the Australia-headquartered Country Road Group.

“This is a much loved brand with a long connection with the central city,” said Philip Carter, owner of The Crossing.

“It’s going to be the biggest Country Road in the South Island, featuring the full range of homeware, men’s, women’s and children’s wear.

“An exceptional mix of tenants are joining our other international retailers. This is a real confidence boost to the redevelopment of our central city.”

He also confirmed that key international fashion retailers will be open progressively at the centre from early September.

The Crossing will also become home to the first Trenery store in the South Island, while Witchery will open its first ever full retail store in central Christchurch, having previously operated a smaller ‘concession’ shop within Ballantynes.

“We are delighted to be opening our new Country Road, Trenery and Witchery stores in Christchurch following the devastating earthquake in 2011. We look forward to welcoming back our customers and are excited to be unveiling our new flagship concept stores,” said Scott Fyfe, CEO, Country Road Group.

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