It’s full steam ahead for one of Auckland’s best-named—and best-stocked—boutiques, Rags & Romance, with the grand opening of their brand new store in Remuera. The much-loved, pre-loved and new women’s fashion and accessories store is to split into two entities: the current Onehunga branch becoming an outlet store bursting with beautiful bargains; and the Remuera branch which will concentrate on new season styles.
Owner Marianne Shirley is raring to go.
“It’s a unique shopping experience,” says the boss, “with customers able to choose from labels such as Rouge Linen, Angel Lace, the Italian designs of Lilliano for those special occasions, and the iconic possum merino knitwear brand, Koru. Australian label Queen of Everything has always been one of our best-sellers, and don’t miss Conte’s European range of pantihose and tights for everyday and evening.”
Rags & Romance is also a proud supporter of Women’s Refuge, with their Onehunga store serving as a collection point for “good quality” women’s and children’s clothing.
“Buy it, wear it, and when you’re over it, bring it in for us to sell on their behalf,” beams Marianne.
But it’s not just about the clothing—Rags & Romance is a stockist of the gorgeous Surmanti whose natural and organic range includes the likes of bath and spa salts, candles, diffusers and aromatherapy kits.
“It’s what gives our stores their wonderfully inviting scent,” adds Marianne.
So head on down to Remuera to see—and smell—it for yourself!