M.A.C opens first counter on Auckland’s North Shore

Prior to this weekend, North Shore-based M.A.C enthusiasts had to journey across the bridge to get their fix of the cult cosmetics brand. But prayers and a petition have been answered, and the brand’s offerings are now much closer to home with M.A.C opening its very first counter in Westfield Albany.“We have had a steady stream of North Shore residents asking for a M.A.C Cosmetics outlet for some time now.  Some even set up a petition requesting for a M.A.C counter in Albany.  How could we ignore that?  We are so excited to be able to finally cater to their needs,” says Tanya Jackson, Brand General Manager, M·A·C Cosmetics New Zealand.The brand spanking new counter, located within Farmers, is New Zealand’s 13th store and the seventh counter in Auckland

The brand spanking new counter, located within Farmers, brings with it a New Zealand first: an interactive M.A.C playtable kitted out with M.A.C’s line-up of lipsticks and lipglass products. “The playtable enables customers to play with makeup in a less structured way meaning they can have a more fun and playful experience,” says Jackson.

M·A·C’s Menu of Services, where customers can experience full-face make-up applications and lessons from 30-90 minutes, focus feature services concentrating on one area of the face for 10-15 minutes, and M·A·C Parties, are all available at the new counter.

Gucci releases Souvenir collection

We’re all looking for ways to make luxury fashion truly our own – and Gucci has answered our call with their latest collection of covetable leather goods, Souvenir. The Italian fashion house has just released a series of handbags, luggage, small leather goods and silks that have been embellished in unique ways right around the globe.  Each piece will be bear luxurious embroidered patches, which will vary from region to region.


Some serious globetrotting will be required if you want to get your hands on the entire collection: in America the collection features roses and the text ‘Blind for Love’, Europe has a bee and flowers, and China the sacred heart and roses.

Take a look at the luxe local offerings that will be available exclusively in New Zealand and Australia.