The highly anticipated arrival of world-renowned luxury brands to Westfield Newmarket brings with it a unique and premium shopping experience that is unparalleled in New Zealand.
Aptly timed ahead of Christmas, these leading top tier international brands, many of which are new to New Zealand, further cement Newmarket’s place as a truly international shopping destination. It doesn’t stop there though – more global brands are soon to be announced.
Moncler’s opening will likely leave you wanting to head straight for the slopes – this luxury brand was created in 1952 in a small village, Monestier-de-Clermont, aiming to create padded sleeping bags and tents in the mountains. In response to the needs of employees working at high altitudes, Moncler produced the first down jacket for extreme climates, and so the story began, evolving to become a global phenomenon and a sporting luxury icon. The Newmarket boutique celebrates Moncler’s mountain heritage with the city and this is also reflected in the store, with dark grey marble, brass accents and vivid lighting, housing the high-tech performance wear to protect from the elements.
Coach hails from the United States and is a contemporary luxury goods label with a strong heritage and commitment to craftmanship, known for pairing exceptional leathers and materials with innovative design. Whilst the brand is widely recognised for its leather handbags, more recently Coach has expanded into ready-to-wear apparel.
Opening its third New Zealand store, Louis Vuitton is a world leader in luxury with more than 400 stores internationally. Rich in history, Louis Vuitton was founded in 1854 by a young Louis Vuitton who set out to make a fortune as a trunk maker in Paris. This was followed by early success and led to expansion with an Atelier and store openings. Arguably one of the most recognised brands across the globe, Louis Vuitton’s opening in Westfield Newmarket cements Newmarket’s position as Auckland’s best luxury retail destination.
One of the most recognised names in fashion, Michael Kors, has a new boutique on the highly desired Broadway street façade at Westfield Newmarket. Award-winning luxury accessories and ready-to-wear designer Michael Kors produces ranges under his signature Michael Kors Collection, MICHAEL Michael Kors and Michael Kors Mens labels. Often adorned with the signature MK logo, it’s hard to miss a signature piece.
Situated in the hub of the city’s most fashionable shopping artery, Spanish fashion house Balenciaga has arrived. The Balenciaga logo has become a fixture for the ‘It’ label’s streetstyle infused designs, fueling the brand’s highly sought after collections. The store design and aesthetic exemplify Balenciaga’s Raw Architecture concept using industrial elements like concrete, polished aluminum racks and factory-style light fixtures as a nod to the industrially inspired environment of the Paris flagship. The flagship offers a curated selection of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes and accessories.
Synonymous with the beige, black, white, and red check, it’s hard to miss the iconic Burberry pattern and you can now get your hands on it inside Burberry’s first luxury concept store in New Zealand. Designed in collaboration with renowned Italian architect Vencenzo De Cotiis, the brand’s flagship store features display fixtures and plinths, unique furniture pieces, gridded floors and the signature Burberry check is represented in the ceiling lighting zones. The Newmarket store will stock the latest men’s and women’s collections, the heritage trench coats, as well as exclusive products including the TB Bag and The Pocket Bag in deep maroon.
Leading luxury brand Gucci is set to open a boutique at Westfield Newmarket in 2022 and its arrival has been hotly anticipated. With its global reputation and widespread appeal, this year marks Gucci’s 100th anniversary as the brand reinvents a modern approach to fashion while never letting go of the iconic and distinct Gucci elements.
Few designers have left their mark on the industry quite like Jimmy Choo, and it’s now possible to fulfil your shoe dreams right here in Newmarket, at a brand-new luxury concept store. Loved by celebrities and appearing in shows like ‘Sex in the City’, Jimmy Choo empowers women with strong and sophisticated shoes and accessories.
Instore experience continues to remain a vital pillar for Alexander McQueen who have been unstoppable with store openings across the globe signalling confidence in bricks and mortar retail. Founded in 1992 by Lee Alexander McQueen, one of the world’s most celebrated designers, the label shocked and challenged the boundaries of fashion. The label is now headed up by Creative Director Sarah Burton. The Newmarket boutique is warm and welcoming with an emphasis on the natural, using earthy materials and oak to set the backdrop for the women’s collection, bags accessories.
British luxury fashion house, Mulberry opened its first standalone store in Newmarket in 2020, marking a significant milestone for Westfield Newmarket’s high-end luxury precinct. The high-end luxury label has been worn by the Duchess of Cambridge on many occasions, speaking to the quintessential British design which Mulberry is synonymous with. Known globally for their classic handbags, Mulberry’s clothing and accessories are equally as timeless – and that’s menswear included!
Saint Laurent has opened the doors to its first flagship store in Newmarket, offering a true vision of the brand and a shopping experience that reflects the fashion house’s identity. Under the guise of Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello, the Maison combines an edgy aesthetic with sleek sophistication, and you’ll also see this reflected in the 338 square metre store. The use of dark marble, chrome and mirrors epitomises luxury and brilliantly showcases the women’s and men’s full collections alongside highly covetable accessories.
Relocating within Newmarket, Partridge Jewellers opens an elegant boutique carrying luxury watches and jewellery. Dedicated watch and jewellery areas will house highly sought-after brands including the likes of Rolex, Omega, Cartier, DeBeers Forevermark, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Ashoka diamonds, Piaget and Chopard.