NZ’s streetwear scene is soon to gain infinitely more kudos with the announcement that cult Aussie retailer Culture Kings is opening the country’s first store in Auckland.
Yes, you read that right, hot on the heels of Subtype, Culture Kings will be bringing fresh lewks and international brands direct to the good people of Aotearoa this coming Saturday 24 July.
In Australia and overseas famous athletes and artists like Drake, Justin Bieber, Jaden Smith, Anderson Paak and Denzel Curry have all been known to frequent the space and when you step into one of their stores it’s easy to understand why.
The Melbourne Culture Kings store pictured above straddles Russell Street and the famously graffitied Hosier Lane and you can hear jaws literally hitting the floor as people gaze upon the floor to ceiling kicks, hats and apparel as far as the eye can see. It comes complete with half a basketball court and even a DJ booth hosting live DJs looking down from the second level.
Here in Auckland, Culture Kings will be stocking local and leading streetwear brands including ranges like Carré, a Parisian streetwear powerhouse, as well as Aaliyah, Saint Morta, Lacoste, Timberland, Vans, Champion, Asics, New Era custom hats, Mitchell and Ness sportswear, Herschel Supply Co bags, Diamond Supply custom printed tees, NBA jerseys and of course, everything Nike.
The new store will be based in Sylvia Park and while we hear there are no plans for a barbershop at this stage watch this space. In the meantime get ready because this bad boy will be opening on July 24.
“Launching Culture Kings in New Zealand is a really exciting step for us so we can deliver the iconic in-store atmosphere that we’re known for to our NZ customers,” says Simon Beard, CEO of Culture Kings. “Our upcoming Sylvia Park location will give New Zealanders an immersive experience unlike anything in the market.”
So there you have it, get ready to re-up your look, New Zealand is on the streetwear map.
What: Culture Kings NZ
Where: Sylvia Park
When: Opening July 24, 2021
In the meantime, here's all the stuff you should be getting up to in Auckland this weekend.
Image credit: Culture Kings