International retailer Zara has been handed keys to its new home in Kiwi Property’s Sylvia Park. Kiwi Property has constructed the shell of a brand new 2,528-sqm store, and Zara will commence fitting out its first New Zealand store.
With the store set to open to the public this spring, the brand will join a range of national and international retailers in one of the best shopping destinations in the country.
“The new site, located in the heart of Sylvia Park, has an extensive storefront which is five times the size of one of our standard fashion retailers,” said Kiwi Property’s general manager for retail Karl Retief. “Sylvia Park with Zara will offer shoppers a world-class experience.”
The company has invested $11.5 million in creating Zara's new store in an eight-month development programme.
“We are always looking to innovate at Kiwi Property to ensure we’re delivering the very best experience for our shoppers. It brings us great pleasure to offer world renowned brands, like Zara, and we are thrilled to be chosen as the first choice of the New Zealand retail centres for this outstanding brand.”
Sylvia Park has seen many new retailers open at the centre in recent months including Lush and Converse, with Nike and Kiehls coming soon. Later this year, New Zealand’s first H&M store will also be opening at the site.