- Publish Date
- Monday, 18 January 2016, 11:30AM
We're feeling a bit sad in the office today after New Zealand's oldest store trading under its original name shut up shop yesterday afternoon to make way for a David Jones store.
Wellington department store Kirkcaldie & Stains has been trading since 1863, but has recently been running a closing-down sale.
Shareholders voted last year to sell the struggling brand and assign the store lease to the Australian retailer.
Through their website, Kirkcaldie & Stains management have thanked customers for their support, saying "it is the end of an era in so many ways for so many people, our staff both present & past, our suppliers and our customers from Wellington, from around New Zealand and around the world".
The new David Jones store will open in the middle of this year.