BAZ*AR THE EMPIRE is all about the experience! It is a store where you can spend your time, relaxed in the inspiring setting, admiring the beauty of our unique product selection.
BAZ*AR aims to bring a touch of luxury and humour to your lifestyle. Combining amazing international fashion, home-wares and bespoke design into a retail environment. We are known for delivering an effortless yet edgy style from designers such as Cooper, Salasai, Juliette Hogan, Tigerlily, C&M, One Teaspoon, Dr Denim, La.Tribe, Illesteva and Saben.
Chosen to inspire and stimulate, Hayley and Nardine present their carefully handpicked collections within their Ahuriri store, in the same way pieces of art are showcased in a gallery. It is not just about the clothes emphasises Nardine, “it is about creating that special feeling of openness allowing every woman who enters the premise to be able to comfortably express her individuality”.
Freedom of expression is embraced across the eclectic, precisely selected ranges on offer. Everything intends to have a point of difference. "It is not about basics at BAZ*AR, it is about pieces", states Hayley. Pieces carefully chosen, to be the highlight of any girl's wardrobe, each admired for its originality, shape, fit and fabric and with the reassurance of relative exclusivity.
With new capsule collections arriving weekly, BAZ*AR is a must visit; you’re bound to fall in love...
ABOUT THE BAZ*AR TEAM
After Nardine completed a degree in Media & Communication at Massey University and Hayley a degree in Design & Illustration at EIT, they both pursued other interests before teaming up to create BAZ*AR THE EMPIRE in 2012. Now this unique multi brand boutique located in Napier’s exclusive Ahuriri houses coveted labels and inspiring designer collections. The girls now juggle a handful of children (Nardine two boys and Hayley one girl) whilst travelling for buying, attending Fashion Week as well as viewing multiple collections instore to keep up to date with the latest trends and the exciting world of fashion!
A short story about Nards - by Hayley: "She's a bit tall (but not when sitting down). Has an above average addiction to matching her lipstick with her nail polish. Quite often late to pick me up because she's rearranging 'life'. Self-proclaimed by me the "JAMES BOND OF LADY" (she even has a neverending stash of lady survival kits, lipstick mirror included). Favourite thing about her: the ability to appreciate the small things and to be able to join me in hysterical laughter at the drop of a hat (even if it's not that funny).
A quick tale about Hayley - by Nardine: "Impromptu dancer and average driver (she's "new to driving"). Lover of the weird and wonderful and a dab hand at making pizza (fat kid on the inside). Americano drinker, avid reader, closet WWF fan and exceptional artist. A free spirit with a true heart of gold. Her style - bold and modern with a large dose of cool factor (insert Minnie Mouse hair bow :)