Smith & Caughey's

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Smith & Caughey Ltd
Industry Retail
Founded 1880
Headquarters Auckland, New Zealand
Products apparel, cosmetics, accessories, homewares, furniture, general merchandise
The Queen and Wellesley Street West facades of the Queen Street store in the Auckland CBD
The smaller Smith & Caughey's on Broadway in Newmarket

Smith & Caughey Ltd, trading as Smith & Caughey's is a mid-sized department store chain (consisting of just two premises) in Auckland, New Zealand, and is considered to be a top-range retail store.[1]

One of the older companies of the country, it was established in 1880 by Marianne Smith as a drapery store,[2][3] and is the oldest Auckland department store.[4] Currently, it is mostly fashion-oriented,[3] with sections of jewellery and homewares.

The company has two stores in Auckland; on Queen Street, City Centre, and Broadway, Newmarket. The flagship Queen Street store, in a heritage building, was once famous for its 'Chefs Bar' established by Otto Groen.[5] The Newmarket store is a mid-1880s heritage building constructed by the company.[6]

Current departments include Cosmetics, Men's & Women's Fragrance, Wellbeing, Men's Grooming, Men's Clothing, Men's Underwear & Accessories, Jewellery, Handbags, Hosiery, Women's Accessories, Women's Fashion & Lingerie at both the Queen Street and Newmarket stores. Additionally Fine Foods & Wines, Men's & Women's Shoes, Luggage, Tableware, Kitchenware, Bed & Bathware, Childrenswear & Toys are available at the Queen Street store.[7] The company launched online shopping on its existing website in August 2013.[8]


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  1. ^ Perry, Keith (17 December 2006). "Christmas shopping kicks in a week late". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Story: Smith, Marianne". Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Lewis, Penny (13 July 2005). "Smith & Caughey's enchanting celebration". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Retail therapy: New life for old store". The New Zealand Herald. 7 September 2006. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Macfarlane, Kirsten (1 March 2007). "Trailblazers who put sophistication and savvy on the Kiwi menu". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Newmarket - Heritage Walk Archived June 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. (from the website of the Newmarket business association)
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  8. ^ "'Spread the Word!'". Retrieved 25 August 2013. 

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