Smith & Caughey's History

Established in 1880, Smith & Caughey's has been shaped by a colourful and interesting history.
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Men's Fahion trends were illustrated in advertisements and catalogues

Men's Fahion trends were illustrated in advertisements and catalogues

Smith & Caughey's Queen Street frontage changing with the times

Smith & Caughey's Queen Street frontage changing with the times

Smith & Caughey's Queen Street corner view with added floors designed by architect Roy Lippincott

Smith & Caughey's Queen Street corner view with added floors designed by architect Roy Lippincott

Smith & Caughey's Queen Street frontage in its earliest years

Smith & Caughey's Queen Street frontage in its earliest years

Spring 1982

Spring 1982

The window displays at Smith & Caughey's Queen Street store have become an institution in their own right. Here - Spring 1979

The window displays at Smith & Caughey's Queen Street store have become an institution in their own right. Here - Spring 1979

Smith & Caughey's stocks a range of luxury cosmetics

Smith & Caughey's stocks a range of luxury cosmetics

Illustrated models showcasing Smith & Caughey's Women's Fashion

Illustrated models showcasing Smith & Caughey's Women's Fashion

Illustrated catalogue and price lists were available for customers

Illustrated catalogue and price lists were available for customers

Drop us a line! A high level of customer service remains a top priority at Smith & Caughey's

Drop us a line! A high level of customer service remains a top priority at Smith & Caughey's

Early delivery methods

Early delivery methods

The all important showroom

The all important showroom

Smith & Caughey's textiles and haberdashery

The fabric department was a colourful section of the Smith & Caughey store in Auckland, NZ. Department stores were divided into sections (departments) selling different types of goods, with the most popular and enticing departments on the ground floor.

The many floors of Smith & Caughey's and its beautiful lightwell

The many floors of Smith & Caughey's and its beautiful lightwell

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