Story: Department stores and shopping malls

Cuba Mall, 2009 (2nd of 2)

Cuba Mall, 2009

In 2009 Wellington’s Cuba Mall had a mix of shops – including large retailers such as Farmers and Whitcoulls, as well as small designer studios and specialty shops. With its cafés, second-hand clothing shops and tattoo studios, and often buskers by the bucket fountain, it retained a raffish, bohemian air compared with the ‘golden mile’ shops of Lambton Quay and Willis Street.

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Helen Laurenson, 'Department stores and shopping malls - The rise of shopping malls', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Helen Laurenson, published 11 Mar 2010