There’s much to be said for the winter coat. This is the one garment none of us can do without. Not only does it provide that much needed top layer to ward off the chill, but it is the first thing people see when you walk down a street or enter a room. In many ways, your winter coat is the statement piece in your wardrobe and because of that, it should also be the key piece in your wardrobe.
Zebrano has a fabulous selection of coats to snuggle into this winter; coats that define who you are; coats that make you stand out from the crowd. There is an emphasis on texture and print, in fabrics ranging from wool through to the very versatile and body-moulding ponti through to the timeless glamour of faux fur.
It’s all about dressing to your personality, whether that be a sophisticated trench, a military type with double breast buttons, an anorak style coat, a cape, or the latest two-in-one – the coatigan – this is definitely the season of self-expression.
With labels like Chocolat, Curate, Isle Jacobsen, Lounge the Label, Maaike, Mela Purdie, Moyuru, Obi, Obi Black, and Rundholz Black, to name a few, these are quality, investment garments guaranteed to turn heads and guaranteed to make your winter positively sizzle!
“Wear something that makes your heart sing,” Zebrano’s Christchurch Manager Michelle Carter says. Her advice for Cup Day is to dress confident and brave, feel proud and get creative.
With Zebrano’s edgy and directional fashion, there are no rules – instead resisting to conform to any particular fashion. The range is unbelievable, in all-embracing styles and sizes from 14 to 24. “We encourage people to dress to suit their personality. Every single body is different and fashion doesn’t need to fix or change – we just like everyone to feel good.”
The spectrum of style is from gorgeously gothic to feminine and flirty – in beautiful, touchable fabrics. Exclusive European High-end brands include names such as Moyuru from Japan, and Rundholz Black from Germany.
“We all know our stock really well. Our buying process is very thorough and considered when choosing new ranges. It’s never just about current fashion pieces.”
Some exclusive New Zealand labels include Maaike, in stunning fabrics its designs are collaborated by local and international artists, La La (lost and led astray), Jason Lingard, Curate by Trelise Cooper, and timeless, quality Chocolat. OBI and OBI Black are of creative design and texture. Zebrano’s online look book outline’s each designer’s story. “When shopping on the website, you can ring us anytime with questions, come in to try it on, or we can order something in for you.”
Visit www.zebrano.co.nz for Cup Week inspiration, or pop into Zebrano’s gorgeous art deco building, with parking just outside the door at 169 Victoria Street, Christchurch.
Opening hours are 10am to 5pm and Saturdays 10am to 3pm. Phone 03 962 2035.
As the sun’s annual spring crossing of the celestial equator draws near, the delicious tropical prints that burst out of Zebrano’s iconic Christchurch store are in our sights. As irresistible as a margarita at a beach-side bar, the crisp whites, the brights and the floral prints have got us yearning to cast off winter layers.
New in, the collection by Rebel Wilson is infused with Rebel’s joie de vivre and features her amazing jeans. Zebrano is the exclusive Christchurch stockist of this fun and sometimes flirty range, which comes in sizes 14 to 24.
Zebrano continues its strong support of the best of New Zealand designers with such iconic names as Curate by Trelise Cooper, Maaike, Chocolate, Euphoria and Obi filling the store with gorgeous clothes made in beautiful fabrics, plus a selection of Australian and European standouts such as Banana Blue, Moyuru and Rundholz Black. Zebrano aims to tempt the taste of every customer, whether they are dreaming of floral abundance, a tailored piece, or something dialled back and chic with perhaps a soupçon of the gothique!
Personal service is fundamental at Zebrano – customers say a visit to the art deco treasure house on Victoria Street is a pampering session and they leave feeling wonderful. Sizes start at 14, with styles, cuts and detailing sourced by an expert eye for what works in sizes 14 plus.
Zebrano’s Christchurch store is open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm with parking at the door, or shop online, by email or phone.
Adored store Zebrano has brought striking and statement clothes in sizes fourteen plus to New Zealand women for twenty-six chic years. Always pushing boundaries in design for larger sizes, co-owner Jenny Smith is thrilled to welcome new label Rundholz Black to the store’s stunning and carefully curated range.
Jenny says Rundholz Black brings attitude to your look; it’s distinctive with a different vibe. Direct from Europe, the label has the coolest interpretation of winter necessities. There are drop-dead gorgeous knits balancing elegance and edge, and combining a soft handle with exaggerated shapes. A boundary-pushing approach is applied to dresses and jackets with perfectly pitched punk rock appeal, ready to add a rebellious streak to everything you choose to wear them with.
Jenny and her team’s knowledge is extensive: designers seek their input on fabric types, styles, cuts, and detailing that work in larger sizes. Jenny has encouraged many Australasian designers to extend their size range, making top designs available to all.
The company takes a boutique approach to fashion: each of the six Zebrano stores stocks a slightly different collection, collated specifically to suit the local customer. “It’s a very personalised and customer-focused approach to style selection,” Jenny says. There are also limited quantities in each style, and sometimes only one piece in a particular size and colour combination.
Whether you shop in-store, online, by email or phone, this expertise, care and attention will be yours.