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NG boutique collates the work of New Zealand and International designers whose work is either emerging in the world of high end fashion or is well established. All designers are carefully selected for their unique aesthetics, for their use of quality materials and production processes and for their artistic practices rather than their commercial brand.

Travelling to Paris fashion week, director and designer Sharon Ng, chooses clothing and accessories for discerning and NOT FOR SAFE DRESSERS who have a love of distinctive possessions and a passion for individual expression.

With an eye for artistic talent and a background in fashion design, Sharon Ng is particularly interested in supporting emerging designers whose work is relevant and contemporary and possesses the “timelessness” requisite of classicism.

The boutique is located within a renovated heritage building and operates alongside a contemporary jewellery gallery, a fine art gallery, architectural practice and graphic design business. It is a destination store that not only offers exquisite and exclusive products but offers an inspirational experience for all visitors who appreciate the merging of  quality traditional and modern workmanship.   

Our Historical Past

212 Madras Street is now one of the few remaining Victorian and Edwardian style warehouses which once characterised the city in the late 19th and early 20th Century. The Bains Building is not only of important historical significance but also is of considerable cultural and economic value to the inner city area.

In 2009 The Civic Trust presented an award for 212 Madras Street for the retention and  refurbishment of a heritage building. The building was also awarded a "Heritage Retention Award" in 2012 by the Canterbury Heritage Awards Charitable Trust.

Completed as a warehouse in 1905. The architect, J.C Maddison, was well-known “for a great number of important buildings” throughout New Zealand and especially in the South Island. His other significant local buildings included the original Messrs J. Ballantyne and Company department store; Woods Mill in Addington; the “splendid” Kaiapoi Woollen Manufacturing Company’s offices and warehouse; the “new” Warners Hotel, as well as a private residence for Sir Westby Brook Perceval, M.H.R for Christchurch South. In 1879 Maddison had won first and second prize in a design competition for his Christchurch Town Hall plans and in 1887 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

 

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Our Tenants

Opening in 2006, NG Boutique is situated on the ground floor. New City Barbers is located at the back of the building, opening onto the carpark area. Upstairs offices represent creative industries including art, architecture and design.

 

NG Boutique

New City Barbers

McCarthy Design

Make Collective

Nott Architects

Rock Hard Safety

NG Design