I discovered this Savemart-esque styled store when I was really looking for the Hayward Auction rooms on Princes Street so I could view the vintage clothing listed in their current auction. I had read the advertisement in the Otago Daily Times that morning and had instantly honed in on the "vintage clothes" as well as noticing there was some New Zealand Railway memorabilia which appealed immensely to my dear Husband. As we parked outside Haywards I noticed a large new white sign across the road proclaiming in large bold letters
ToffsAnyway, due to timing issues - my dear H and dear D were actually on our way to go to the movies to see The Mysterious Island in 3D - I could not devote much time to looking around. So I honed in on what looked like the "retro" section and quickly skimmed through the hangers. A fabulous pink purple black paisley pucci patterned maxi skirt with belt $30. It was truly gorgeous and in excellent condition but outside my budget. Belts $2, hats $2. Judging by the rows of racks and the colour coordinated sections it looked like it was modelled on Savemart. I quickly dashed across the road and entered Haywards, frantically looking for husband and daughter knowing that we had 5 minutes to get to the movies. When I found them they were happily looking at a banjo-mandolin. The NZR memorabilia had not been discovered!
From a quick google search it would seem that Toffs has branches in other towns in NZ including Christchurch. I can't believe I had never heard of it, or that I had missed any advertising proclaiming the opening. I read the local paper daily as it is delivered to work.
So, when I have time this week I am going to take the car at lunch time and have a decent look around the new store in Town: Toffs.
Hope you are all having a good week! Bye!