Shock and Awe – Shopping in Supré

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In keeping with New Zealand Fashion Week……..

Dave and I had a rare Saturday to ourselves this weekend so we did a strange thing – we went to town.  The Big Smoke aka AUCKLAND CITY.  It was a long a tiresome 16.2km drive from The Sticks, but we made it mid-morning and set out with a compass and a cut lunch.

One of the ‘Must Sees” on our tourist map was Supré.  I have read and heard many fabulous reviews of this low-end fashion house.  Friends have  picked up some great jeans from Supré.  Bloggers of note have some fab pants sourced from Supré.  I was excited.

This is what we found at Supré;

Dave was so overcome with excitement about future dress-up ideas that he set-off around the store snapping pics of his favourite items.  He discovered Kylie Minogues Spinning Around gold hotpants, lycra tights screenprinted with  the image of stonewashed denim in you guessed it…..red, white and blue (I could hear the strains of PANAMA blaring from Dave’s ears at this point), and as many slashed ho-bag eighties dresses as you could possibly desire!

Except, when it comes to shopping in Supré it’s wise not to get distracted by the pretty colours.  I am a size XL in Supré land, and call me crazy but there is no room in gold lame tights for an XL pair of thighs.

Who wears this shit?  Seriously, and is it right I ask you, is it decent that there is a whole chain store dedicated to outfitting New Zealand tweenies as hookers and pole dancers?

I was so confounded I quickly purchased two plain tank tops and proceeded to back my car into a concrete pylon.  Dave barely noticed, he was still wondering if his high kicks could possibly do justice to those stone washed tights.




  1. Ms Constantine · September 23, 2009

    Hahaha. Supre is 99% terribleness in a size xxs and 1% awesome overpriced find if you consider the material and quality.

    That's if you can manoeuvre both yourself and your bag through their tightly bunched racks of clothes. I always go in but I've found something I wanted from there approximately 2 times.

  2. Melissa · September 23, 2009

    I was just hoping for a little bit of goodness like your wide legged pants. Those are sweet.

  3. Ms Constantine · September 23, 2009

    Yea they were a totally great find (best pants ever!) but a rare one.
    I got the first pair in Oz last year for $80 and then I came home and they had them on sale for $10 so I bought a couple more. The only other thing I've bought from supre are a couple of bright stretchy belts.

    I've tried other stuff on but the quality is so crap, and everythings so small, and it's so expensive for what it is.

    At least you managed to find some tops. :]

  4. Tara · September 23, 2009

    So, did Dave buy a pair of those gold hot pants or did he choose the gold lycra daisy duke's instead? Holy crap M, all I can say is wow 😉