Iconic luxury store David Jones to close its Wellington store in 2022

A David Jones store.
A David Jones store. Photo credit: Getty

Iconic luxury store David Jones is closing its Wellington store in June 2022.

Opened in 2016, the Lambton Quay store was David Jones' first expansion outside Australia and stocks international fashion and beauty brands.

"In line with our retail network strategy, David Jones (Australia) has made the decision to close our Wellington store in June 2022," a spokesperson told Newshub on Wednesday.

"The decision to close our Wellington store has not been made lightly and we sincerely thank our customers and our team for their support and commitment."

Its second store, opened in Auckland's Newmarket in 2019, will remain open.

The David Jones spokesperson added the company is planning on introducing online shopping in 2022.

"As the retail sector continues to transform, including the accelerated shift to online, the optimisation of our retail network - through investment in our digital and physical channels, a focus on right-sizing and where necessary, consolidation of our physical footprint - is critical to meeting the changing needs of our customers," they said.

"David Jones remains committed to serving our customers in New Zealand and, in addition to our Newmarket store in Auckland, we look forward to introducing David Jones online to all our New Zealand customers in the second half of 2022, closely following the closure of our Wellington store.

"Davidjones.com will offer a greater range of leading local and international brands to customers throughout New Zealand, and will enable customers to shop online anywhere, anytime."