The Curiosity Cabinet is currently researching its favourite weird and wonderful shops in London. One of our all-time favourite curiosity shops is actually worlds away in the South Pacific – New Zealand’s WORLD concept store.
Chock full of designer candles, boutique fragrances and antiques, this store provides a delicious buying experience. Accosted by fragrance as you walk in, you are compelled to breath deep and live their philosophy. WORLD is a New Zealand fashion label so cool they call themselves a ‘factory of ideas and experiments’. With such punchy, tongue-in-cheek collection titles as: ‘I need someone really bad. Are you really bad?’; ‘Wasted days. Wasted nights’ and ‘Housework makes you ugly', you can imagine how super-cool the stores are. Each store is designed and styled individually to fit the space from their small central Wellington boutique to the newly built Britomart store in Auckland.
Welcome to a WORLD I would like to live in.
The WORLD beauty boutique sells a range of seductive scents including Fracas by Robert Piguet, Tokyo Milk Dark - Arsenic No.17 by Margot Elena and a luxurious collection of candles from Masion Cire Trudon, the French candlemakers for Versailles Royal Court since 1643.
The antiques are all supplied by Auckland based European Antiques & Furnishings Ltd who sell through WORLD and their showroom in a beautifully restored villa in Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand.