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Leading Brands @ Five Mile

Written by Jane Brooke

Retail tenancies in the new Sudima Hotel complex at the entrance to Five Mile have been snapped up by businesses new to Queenstown incorporating an exciting array of lifestyle, adventure and fashion brands.

Skechers Queenstown will open in November introducing a full range of footwear for women, men, kids and infants along with the latest sport, performance, work and casual footwear, plus sportswear.  

“We chose this location as we recognise the growth of the Queenstown region and as a global brand we wanted to serve local customers,” says Skechers GM Ben Hapgood.  

“We’re very excited about being in Queenstown, to finally be in arguably Aotearoa’s most impressive playground.” – Skechers

Bivouac Outdoor opens in early spring stocking premium clothing and equipment from the world’s best brands suitable for a range of adventures in New Zealand and beyond. 

Operations manager Graeme Allan is “thrilled” to move into Five Mile.  

“Queenstown and the surrounding areas are a large market for us. We already have a loyal customer base with locals who buy from us online and many others who travel to Central Otago.”

North Beach, renowned for its street, surf, skate and lifestyle clothing and footwear opens its first store at Five Mile in mid-November.

General manager Dave Malcolm says they are “super excited” to be coming to Queenstown.

“It may seem strange to open a surf shop in the mountains but we actually have all the bases covered to kit customers out for every Queenstown adventure – except anything to do with snow, we leave that to the experts.”

“Queenstown-Lakes District is the most iconic area of New Zealand and as a 100 per cent Kiwi owned and operated business we’ve always wanted to open a store there.  Our goal is to build long-term relationships with local customers.”

“Five Mile is a fantastic centre, has a quality mix of tenants and we’re excited about adding to that mix.” – North Beach

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