ABOUT SMITH & CAUGHEY'S
In 1880, showing great courage and enterprise for the time, Marianne Smith (nee Caughey) established her own drapers and millinery. With the vision of providing the early pioneers of Auckland and beyond with quality merchandise at good value and with impeccable service, Marianne’s store went from strength to strength.
On the back of such success and the increasing prosperity of the business, Marianne was joined in 1881 by her husband and fellow draper William Henry Smith. The following year Marianne’s brother Andrew Clarke Caughey was also invited by the couple to join them and in October 1882 a partnership and Smith & Caughey, Drapers and Clothiers was established. The dedication to ensuring a memorable customer experience, a sense of intimacy and the highest quality of goods on offer at Smith & Caughey’s allowed the business to flourish and entrench itself among New Zealand’s premier shopping institutions.
Today, over 130 years later, Smith & Caughey’s remains one of New Zealand’s best-loved department stores, renowned for its personal approach and attention to detail. A high level of customer service remains our top priority and customer satisfaction is held in the highest regard. We deliver the promise of quality products from a select range of luxury brands and our Queen Street and Newmarket stores offer an outstanding collection of Men’s and Women’s Fashion, Fine Fragrance, Cosmetics, Accessories, Homewares, Fine Foods and more.