Story: Shops

Hallensteins, Christchurch

Hallensteins, Christchurch

Jewish immigrant Bendix Hallenstein opened a general store in Invercargill in 1863 before moving to Queenstown, where he specialised in men’s clothing. He opened a chain of stores, and by 1900 there were 36 branches throughout the country. Many chain stores and large department stores started out as small shops.

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Carl Walrond, 'Shops - Chain stores', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 September 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 16 Sep 2016