Sandro, Maje among international brands landing in NZ

commercial bayA mixture of international and local fashion and beauty retailers will be opening new stores in Commercial Bay this year.

French fashion labels Sandro and Maje will open their first stores in the country along with American handbag and accessories retailer Kate Spade New York, luxury retailer Hugo Boss, Italian leather goods brand Furla and Australian footwear designer Wittner Shoes.

Wittner Shoes’ Commercial Bay store will be its first in Auckland.

“Commercial Bay presents a fantastic opportunity to launch Sandro and Maje to the New Zealand market,” a spokesperson for Sandro and Maje’s SMCP Group said.

“Surrounded by other fashion forward brands, we’re excited to be a part of this new and dynamic fashion precinct.”

Dior Perfumes and Beauty will open its first boutique in the New Zealand market, with L’Occitane and Mecca, which will meld its Cosmetica and Maxima concepts at its Commercial Bay store.

Alongside off-shore brands, Commercial Bay will also feature a variety of local favourites like Brittain Wynyard, which will open the first of its new footwear concept, Solect at the centre, clothing brand Federationmenswear retailers 3 Wise Men and Barkersfootwear retailer Scarpa and boutique hair specialist Loxy’s.

According to Precinct Properties, the city centre specialists behind the Commercial Bay development, the company is committed to delivering a world class lifestyle precinct that is going to be a unique destination for Kiwi shoppers.

“Our goal at Commercial Bay is to ensure the fashion, and food and beverage offerings available contribute to making it the most transformational project Auckland has ever seen,” said Precinct Properties CEO Scott Pritchard.

Other fashion brands which had been announced to join Commercial Bay are H&M (already in trade), Rodd & Gunn and Hershel Supply Co. 

With 84 per cent of space already committed, Commercial Bay retail will open in September 2019.

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