Story: Department stores and shopping malls



Auckland department stores Milne & Choyce and Farmers were co-owners of New Zealand’s first shopping mall, LynnMall, along with Woolworths. All three companies had anchor stores in the centre. The mall, which opened in 1963 in New Lynn, was the department stores’ attempt to reach suburban consumers. This photograph was taken in 1969.

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Photograph by Gregory Riethmaier

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Helen Laurenson, 'Department stores and shopping malls - The rise of shopping malls', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2024)

Story by Helen Laurenson, published 11 Mar 2010