Lower Hutt, High Street ca1958
Car parked in entrance of Vance Vivian's store menswear store, Lower Hutt, High Street ca1958
Can anyone pinpoint the year? Do you remember this store, or any of the other branches? Maybe you remember it in the 1970’s being called “The Vault”?
“George Vance started Vance Vivian in partnership with Harold
Vivian back in late October 1924. The first set of doors opened on the corner of Cuba and Manners streets in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand.
Their approach to quality and service distinguished them immediately from their competitors. Success was inevitable. By the late 1930’s another city store had opened in Lambton Quay, with Lower Hutt opening a few years later.
Over the next three decades, stores in Auckland, Christchurch, Upper Hutt and Masterton cemented Vance Vivian’s status as the destination store for the well-dressed gentleman and the aspiring young man.” –http://www.vancevivian.co.nz/heritage/
Car parked in entrance of Vance Vivian store, Lower Hutt. K E Niven and Co :Commercial negatives. Ref: 1/2-211283-F