Style 358 was born from my (Zelie Allan) love of clothing and fashion. It all started when I was selling clothing at Revamp Clothing in Oamaru (which to this day I still own), a shop that sells up to date, modern clothing on behalf. I got a feel for what was missing in the market and began to explore other ways of expanding my business, then I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
After my terrible time of breast cancer, an operation, treatment, chemo and radiation, we headed to Australia for a break. While there I looked at clothing brands and styles that I liked, that I thought would sell in New Zealand. Coming home, I had a few wholesalers to contact of which 3 came back to me and said they would be happy to supply, and so this was the beginning of Style 358.
I started off in a small room beside Revamp, selling new items, slowly building up the business until it had grown enough to need its own shop, I opened Style 358 on February 18th 2017, across the road from Revamp.
Since then we have grown via Facebook and attending Woman's Expo's and doing Pop Up Shops in other towns. Attending Gift Fairs in Australia and New Zealand has also brought in many other brands and suppliers.
However, the main reason for the growth in the business is hard work, my amazing staff, and you, the customers, loving our brands and spreading the word about us.
We stock brands that are versatile, comfortable, affordable and very fashionable. Going forward, we intend to keep growing, we have recently extended the shop space, and are now starting a website to streamline our online sales channel to facilitate posting all over New Zealand every day.
We also offer one-on-one to our customers dressing for a special event, whether it's a Wedding, 21st, engagement party, or even a job interview, we can help, we also now sell a range of shoes and boots so we can complete your look!
We love to use what we do to help, so we started Style 358 Fundraisers. We run Fashion night Parades, helping clubs, schools or organizations raise funds, these evenings have become very popular and show the people attending how to mix and match, what clothes to wear for your individual body shape, and colours. Keep an eye out for the next one, they are really fun evenings!
I am constantly on the lookout for new suppliers, we enjoy bringing you fashion from around the world! Watch this space!!
Open Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm + Sat 11-3pm
358 Thames Highway OAMARU
North end shopping centre