Boutique fashion stores Ikon and Wallace & Gibbs are continuing to connect with Arrowtown and Queenstown communities at the same time operating as destination stores for regional and New Zealand visitors.
“We have developed such a strong following locally for our collections from leading fashion brands like Amuse Society, Sol Sana, Assembly Label, C&M, Ksubi, Maison Scotch, Coop, Diesel, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Trelise Cooper, Paige, Scotch & Soda, Cutlerand many others,” says Ikon executive director Caroline Walak.
The family owned fashion stores are a local identity and an integral part of Arrowtown’s retail mix, located side by side on Buckingham Street.
“As a family we have been showcasing fashion to the region since 1991 when our parents opened their first store here. It’s been heartening to see so many people buy local and support locally owned businesses like ours and we have loved reconnecting with our regular customers.”
“Our online stores really stepped up during ‘lock down’ and with quick turn arounds and deliveries we were able to ensure our customers continued to enjoy their fashion purchases even when they could not make it into the store,” she says. “This is an ongoing focus for both Ikon and Wallace & Gibbs as we continue to serve the wider local community including Wanaka, Cromwell, Clyde and Alexandra.
Spring and summer new seasons’ collections are now instore including a new label Et Alia at Wallace & Gibbs.
“We chose Et Alia because of its cute and playful prints and styles in dresses, pants and tops – it’s a very pretty range at a good price point. We also have the latest from Cooper,
Ketz-ke, Assembly Label and Amuse Society that are amazingly fresh and fashion forward for spring across both stores.”
SHOP THE DEALS
Need a new pair of boots? Check out the amazing deals on now at Ikon and Wallace & Gibbs on winter styles from leading brands Chaos & Harmony, Kathryn Wilson, Sol Sana and Rollie.
As a designer denim specialist store Ikon stocks, a full range of denim jeans for men and women including high profile styles by Diesel, Ksubi, LTB, Maison Scotch, One Teaspoon and Dr Denim.
LIGHT & BREEZY
As the spring season ramps up Wallace & Gibbs features fresh looks by Ketz-ke that will take you from winter woollies to fresh glam in an instant.