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Designer Wardrobe Opens Boutique

New Zealand-owned company Designer Wardrobe has been rapidly expanding over the past few years, culminating in the launch of its very first store.

The business offers fashion rentals and a secondhand-clothing market with high fashion labels including Gucci, Zimmerman, Trelise Cooper, Karen Walker and Ruby.

Founder Donielle Brooke says that in the past twelve months the brand has expanded, even more, leading to the realisation of her dream to create a Designer Wardrobe store. Customers can now try on pieces before renting in a stunning store with marble flooring and velvet curtains.

“Opening a store has been a long-term dream for us,” says Donielle. “With the natural growth and success of the website, we saw the need emerge from our Designer Wardrobe members for a physical store to complement the pre-existing online experience.”

Check out the gorgeous new store below and at 31a Boston Road Grafton, Auckland.

Located at 31a Boston Road Grafton, Auckland.

Fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa has died, aged 77

Tunisian-born fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa has died, aged 77.

The French national became famous for his celebration of the female through his sculptural, figure-hugging creations that have been worn by Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama, Naomi Campbell and many other fashion icons.

Throughout his career, AlaĂŻa was commended for staunchly eschewing the fashion system and very rarely adhering to the official Fashion Week show calendar.

Over the weekend, celebrities turned to social media to mourn the loss of the beloved fashion designer.