Smith & Caughey's

In 1880, showing great courage and enterprise for the time, Marianne Smith (nee Caughey) established her own drapers and millinery. With the vision of providing the early pioneers of Auckland and beyond with quality merchandise at good value and with impeccable service, Marianne’s store went from strength to strength.

On the back of such success and the increasing prosperity of the business, Marianne was joined in 1881 by her husband and fellow draper William Henry Smith. The following year Marianne’s brother Andrew Clarke Caughey was also invited by the couple to join them and in October 1882 a partnership and Smith & Caughey, Drapers and Clothiers was established. The dedication to ensuring a memorable customer experience, a sense of intimacy and the highest quality of goods on offer at Smith & Caughey’s allowed the business to flourish and entrench itself among New Zealand’s premier shopping institutions.

Today, over 130 years later, Smith & Caughey’s remains one of New Zealand’s best-loved department stores, renowned for its personal approach and attention to detail. A high level of customer service remains top priority and customer satisfaction is held in the highest regard. Smith & Caughey's deliver the promise of quality products from a select range of luxury brands and their Queen Street and Newmarket stores offer an outstanding collection of Men’s and Women’s Fashion, Fine Fragrance, Cosmetics, Accessories, Homewares, Fine Foods and more.


"We have been using Solutionists from Day One - around 5 years and chose them for their reputation for innovation, customisation and problem solving and we have not been disappointed. They have worked very closely with us to integrate our web store with complex legacy systems and we have been impressed by the excellent level of support and service we continue to receive from them. Our web store is a very successful arm of our business and Solutionists have played an important role in this success."

Jane Malone, Online Business Manager at Smith & and Caughey's




  • Website Statistics
  • Secure Hosted Payments
  • Dispatch Control
  • Email Campaigns
  • Email Preference Centre
  • Abandoned Cart Re-Marketing
  • Responsive Website Design
  • Wish List
  • MaxCommerce CMS
  • Member Management
  • Online Shop
  • Buy The Set
  • Promotions Engine
  • Integration API
  • Stockist Finder
  • Interactive Look Book
  • Bulk Upload
  • Ratings & Reviews
  • Blog
  • Advanced Search
  • Scheduled Panels
  • Gift Registry
  • Custom Product Merchandising
  • Smith & Caughey's Card Payments
  • ASB True Rewards
  • Gift Cards
  • Custom Online Booking System for in-store events