Dress your curves: Key Black

Destination boutique Key Black is a haven of space and expert advice on choosing beautiful, versatile pieces that you will be reaching for in years to come.


Key Black


Set back from the bustle at 27A Colombo Street in Cashmere, this private retreat offers high quality New Zealand labels, with each style in limited numbers, chosen by Owner Rachelle Varnham for their limited availability in Christchurch.  Key Black specialises in sizes 10 – 24. With their own label they create key foundation garments that last. Each season fashion pieces with an edge are introduced that provide style, shape and comfort with their exclusive designs.

Key Black also holds a selection of styles from Rache favourite New Zealand designers, including The Carpenters Daughter, Valpy, Sabatini and, Juna & Zinity. She believes by having a small collection of designers provides variety and designs for all shapes and sizes.
Rachelle is passionate about empowering women and giving them the confidence to wear fashion and invest into fashion in a sensible way by making the most of their purchases. Key Black has personal and wardrobe stylings to help women create a wardrobe suited to their needs.

When it comes to special occasions it is important to Key Black that you do not invest into a garment that you will only wear once, they will teach you how to add your occasion wear into your everyday wardrobe.



Key Black is open Tuesday and Saturday 10am – 3pm, and Wednesday to Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm. Situated at 27a Colombo Street in Cashmere.