Story: Department stores and shopping malls

Kirkcaldie & Stains sale

Kirkcaldie & Stains sale

Kirkcaldie & Stains sales director Grahame Roche, far left, unleashes the crowd waiting outside the store for the opening of its sale in July 1991. Most sale shoppers, like department-store clientele in general, are women – but Wellington men have often seen ‘Kirks’ sale’ as a place to stock up on quality items like business shirts at low prices.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1991/1253/6A
Photograph by Ross Giblin

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Helen Laurenson, 'Department stores and shopping malls - The heyday of department stores', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Helen Laurenson, published 11 Mar 2010