We have a wealth of experience in dressing Mothers of the Bride & Groom. Exquisite looks for sizes 10-26 with our complimentary style advice.
And complete your outfit with gorgeous New Zealand and Italian accessories.
Look your best on the big day
A special day deserves a special outfit, and we can help you find just what you are looking for at Magazine – whether it be a formal evening affair, a relaxed beach front gathering or anything in between.
Whether from our exclusive “Magazine” range, or from one of our other gorgeous fashion houses, we know we will find you the perfect outfit for your special occasion.
The finishing touches
Looking for that perfect finishing touch for your outfit? Look no further than Magazine! We have an exquisite range of New Zealand and Italian accessories available to complement and complete your beautiful wedding day outfit – from gorgeous jewellery and bags, to sensational scarves and fabulous fascinators.
Complimentary style advice
We want to make sure you are thrilled with the clothing and accessories you treat yourself to at Magazine. We offer a complimentary style consultation service, to help you choose a wedding outfit that reflects your unique signature style.
We focus on creating an enjoyable experience where an objective eye can help you see other possibilities. We truly want you to leave us feeling uplifted by your experience, and confident that you’ve chosen well.
The Magazine Clothing experience offers you…
- An extensive selection of fabulous special occasion outfits
- Finest New Zealand and Italian accessories for the finishing touch
- Complimentary style advice from our experienced fashion experts
- Versatile styles designed to enhance and flatter your figure
More about how we can help you look and feel sensational on your special day…
We don’t take a chain store approach and prefer limited production runs. Our Magazine range is only carried in our stores to ensure exclusivity. If you are attending a special event and we know we are dressing other women for the same occasion, we will make sure you are dressed in a gorgeous individual look that is unique to you.
Maximising your investment
One of our in-store fashion experts will ask you a range of questions, interpret your needs and help you create an outfit that looks fabulous, and makes you feel fantastic. Our stylists will show you how create several different looks from your outfit, meaning you will be able to get maximum benefit from your investment and feel confident when preparing for your event and beyond.
To discuss your wedding outfit or special occasion needs…
How do you know what will suit me and the occasion I am dressing for?
Our process is to ask questions first to establish what you like to wear, what size and shape you are, and what style and colours you prefer. Then we gently steer you toward the perfect look, sometimes nudging you a little outside your comfort zone to create a sensational new you.
Do you have my size in stock?
We currently have ten stores in New Zealand, so if we don’t have your size in stock when you come to see us at one store, we will try locating the item for you at one of our other stores.
What sizes do you have available?
Our sizes range from 10 – 26.
Will I be embarrassed?
Our personal service means you have our full attention so we can cater to your individual needs. There is no judgement and in no way will we make you feel uncomfortable. We are sensitive to your needs – whether you would like us to leave you in peace to try garments on or prefer a more hands on approach. Rest assured we are warm, welcoming and approachable and are passionate about finding the right look for you. (Check us out on our About Us page.)
Do you make or sell large quantities per style?
Generally we make or buy limited quantities of any particular style, to ensure the exclusivity of our range.
Are the garments made in New Zealand?
Most garments are inspired and made in New Zealand, ensuring the highest quality and proudly supporting the clothing industry on our shores.
We’re here to help…
Yesterday I went to your store at Mount Maunganui to see if I could find a dress to wear top my son’s wedding. I was a bit rushed for time as I had my 90 year old father sitting in the car waiting for me. Your two staff, Lisa and Maria couldn’t have been any more helpful- they were wonderful. I explained what I was looking for plus that I was open to ideas and then they set to work!!!
As usual these things take time and Maria even went out to my car – very close to the shop to check on my father and tell him I would be about another 10 minutes – what great service!!!
I also appreciated the way they are honest in their approach to what I was trying on. I have been in shops before where I have overheard shop assistants saying how wonderful a piece of clothing looks/fits someone when in truth – it was awful !!!
Anyway I came away a very happy customer with a lovely outfit.
This is the first time I have visited your store in Palmerston North. From the moment I walked in I was greeted and made to feel very welcome and comfortable. I didn’t have a clue what I really wanted, all I knew was that I wanted a dress to wear for a special occasion.
Robyn introduced herself and then went about finding what my size was and what would suit me. After several outfit changes I finally found 3 dresses I really loved but unfortunately they did not have the dresses in my size. Robyn very calmly and patiently went about making some phone calls to find said dresses in my size and she was successful in locating 2 for me.
I look forward to getting the call to say they have arrived for me to try on. Congratulations Magazine – Robyn is amazing. I also love how subtly she encouraged me to try on outfits that were out of my comfort zone that I would not have even tried.
I just wanted to write and let you know of the excellent customer service I received when I visited Magazine Christchurch a couple of weeks ago. I had been recommended by a friend to visit Magazine to look for a “mother of the bride” outfit for my daughter’s wedding.
Unfortunately I was unable to find anything appropriate in Magazine due to my size (6-8) but Jan and Kerry were so very helpful. They recommended a designer they thought would be suitable for the style of dress I was after and where I could potentially find something.
While I did not purchase a dress from your store, the selection of accessories Magazine has is amazing. I will no doubt be back once I am sorted.
Yesterday I went shopping in Christchurch….
At your shop in the Windmill Centre I was treated to a really wonderful shopping experience. The girls were so clever at finding me all sorts of garments to try on and try out, plus they gave me a pair of shoes to wear so the dresses and outfits I tried on looked as they should.
A great big thank you for a great day and a wonderfully fulfilling outcome.
I must say I went to No. 1 shoes after leaving the store and bought a pair of shoes like the ones at the Windmill store, to wear with all the outfits I purchased.
Thanks ladies so much, you were so helpful to me, the clothes are just sooo exciting and I can’t wait to wear my purchases and show them off. I feel so wonderful in them.
The other thing I love about Magazine is all the jewellery and accessories. It’s kind of like a one-stop-shop! I’ve had to go to a couple of formal events and a wedding and I’ve been able to go to Magazine and do everything when I was actually expecting to have to go here and there. But it hasn’t happened that way – I’ve literally walked in and walked out with everything I need.
Some fashion stores selling larger sizes are high end and very expensive, and some sell one brand whereas Magazine sells heaps of different labels, plus accessories and everything. It really is that one-stop-shop and they cater for all occasions – the casual, the dressy and the in-between. I like to mix and match and have options and look like I’ve gone to several different shops to buy my wardrobe, so it’s great that they have a wide range of labels.
The people who work there are just lovely. They’re happy to serve you and spend time on you, and they show an interest in you. I know their core business is to sell clothes but they chat away and make you feel a little bit special. They don’t try to force the sale. They know me, they know my style, they know what I like. And they go the extra mile. If nothing fits they’ll ring around and get it in pronto from one of their other stores.
I bought a dress one season and I remember going in and saying to them “The dress is so versatile, I’m flying to England and two hours later I’ve got to be at a wedding.” And this black dress I had was just awesome because it just screws up but I said “I don’t want to wear black to a wedding – what can you suggest?” And they went overboard trying to find me a little blue silk top – they got it in from another shop and it was just perfect with it. It’s that going out of their way, not just writing you off. It’s lovely.