• <p>Looking east from Queen Street towards High Street, showing Vulcan Lane before its reconstruction as a pedestrian mall.</p>
  • Introduction


Walk the Walk: A history of fashion in the city

Where were Dior originals made in Auckland? Who was the fashion designer who became one of NZ’s most famous madams? Where is the source of Zambesi? Discover these and many more fascinating snippets about Auckland’s fashionable past in this central city walking tour.

The Walk the Walk tour will peel back the layers of this often overlooked aspect of our cultural heritage revealing the important role of women in and at the helm of this significant inner city industry from 1867 to the present. Embodied in the surviving garments and architecture a fascinating picture of fashionable Auckland is exposed. Pick up the tour anywhere and follow the threads that join the pieces together.


We begin this walk at the Ambler & Co building at 54-56 Wellesley Street West but you can pick it up anywhere.