Thursday, February 21, 2008

Retail Therapy: Gucci Watches comes to town

Exciting news for folk keen on adding a luxury bag to their collection: Gucci is opening in Auckland in late April. And it's not just bags - luggage, shoes, watches, fragrances, eyewear and the Gucci Gift Collection will be available in what is set to be Gucci's largest outlet in Australasia, clocking in at 300 sq m. There will also be ready-to-wear. The store is in the Imperial building, 48 Queen St.

And Louis Vuitton is moving across the road to be Gucci's next-door-neighbour. The new LV store at 56 Queen St will be larger than the current one, meaning a bigger selection of shoes, bags, luggage, Gucci watches and accessories.

Time for T

Trend-conscious parents should get to The Warehouse next Wednesday. We're telling you this now because last time, T-shirts designed for children by New Zealand label World sold out pretty quickly. It's all for a good cause, with $5 from each T-shirt - they cost between $15 and $18 - going to the Starship Foundation for lifesaving equipment and air emergency services. The World Starship Foundation T-shirts feature motifs such as milk bottles, waistcoat outlines and sparkling wands.

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