What once housed the defunct Topshop in Wellington, New Zealand is now beauty mega store Mecca. Combining the Cosmetica and Maxima concept stores, Mecca’s new 435 m² space will be the first of its kind in New Zealand, with offerings of over 100 exclusive brands.
The open-plan design by O’Neil Langan also houses Mecca’s exclusive Perfumeria and Trove areas, where customers can browse some of the most sought-after brands. The perfumeria will be home to fragrances from Diptyque, Byredo, Frédéric Malle and 100 Bon, while Mecca’s Trove area will house beauty treasures sourced from around the globe, including Iiuvo candles, French Girl skin care and Le Sourcil.—Sopheak Seng, Fashion and Beauty Editor
Meanwhile, David Jones previewed its spring–summer 2018–19 season with a customer shopping night in Wellington last Friday, hosted by Kate Sylvester, Deadly Ponies’ Liam Bowden and Hannah Laity. The evening featured live DJ entertainment and a catwalk show.
The Australian retailer also showed off its House of Spring campaign, featuring model Victoria Lee, and looks from Kate Sylvester, Aje, and Camilla and Marc.