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DFS Ushers in a new era of luxury shopping to Queenstown, New Zealand

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Thu, 09/22/2022 - 07:57

Introdusing T Galleria by DFS, Queenstown and DFS’ first resort galleria store.

QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND – Luxury travel retailer DFS Group announce the opening of its newest store in the heart of Queenstown on October 29. Housed in O’Connells, one of the most significant and iconic buildings in the tourism hotspot, the luxury shopping destination will offer more than 120 brands including Dior Beauty and La Mer, Ralph Lauren fashion and local brands such as Manuka South, Welmark and Antipodes – with more to be announced including nearly 40 brands that are exclusively available at T Galleria by DFS, Queenstown.

The stunning two-level offering will be the first and only department store in Queenstown, boasting a curated assortment of Fashion & Accessories, Beauty, Wines, Food, Gifts, and Watches & Jewelry. Spanning 1,800 square meters of the newly renovated O’Connell’s complex, the store will also feature numerous food and beverage choices – making it the ultimate holiday must-do.

“We are very excited to introduce, for the first time in Queenstown, a carefully curated selection of the best luxury retail and finest local products, further enhancing the reputation and appeal of this beautiful destination,” says Prashant Mahboobani, Vice President Retail Operations Oceania, DFS Group.

Queenstown has long been regarded as a favorite holiday destination thanks to its dramatic alpine scenery and multitude of year-round activities. In addition, its excellent dining and hospitality and entertainment options are particularly appealing to international travelers and locals alike.

T Galleria by DFS, Queenstown will also be the first store of DFS’ new “Resort Galleria” concept which is being introduced to its global store portfolio. Casually sophisticated and inviting, the Resort Gallerias will showcase curated assortments of the best international and local brands, emphasizing an authentic sense of place and community. In Queenstown, the store will feature an open and airy design with an informal yet elegant feel, created from natural and sustainable locally sourced materials.

Shoppers can expect to experience world-class shopping with heart-warming service unlike any other and be invited to join the DFS LOYAL T program to enjoy exclusive access, benefits and privileges.

T Galleria by DFS, Queenstown will be DFS’ third location in New Zealand. The retailer has operated T Galleria by DFS, Auckland in the iconic Custom House heritage building since 1997 and operates several boutiques in Auckland Airport.


Vicky Karantzavelou

Co-Founder & Chief Editor

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.