K Road will see a new store open this Thursday, created, curated and supplemented by Scrap Wall. Named One, it will stock, “Beautiful simple things,” says Wall. “Art, objects, fashion, function – all with a clear aesthetic.” One is located at 504 K Road, in the former MAW space, down the Ponsonby Road end, next to Hailwood. Alongside Wall’s own designs – boxer shorts, shirts and more, it will feature a men’s recycled programme – secondhand clothing selected by an aesthetic purist – no doubt saving us gentlemen a trip to Savemart. Wall’s retail history includes several stints at Wunderkammer (in between spells overseas), and a managing role at The Corner Shop in Sydney, so expect to see an international leaning in the offering (though there’s no word yet on whether he’ll be stocking imports). It’s the first flagship Auckland’s had in a long time, and the first menswear specialty store we’ve had since I can remember. As you can imagine, I’m excited to see it in the flesh – and I’ve heard very good things about those boxer shorts.
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