by Justin Cashell

GUILD is the new shop run by Dunedin Designed Inc, a society conceived to support Dunedin designers and makers with a beautiful retail and gallery space. By combining forces, the designers can have a central-city retail presence without the time and cost commitment of individual stores. 

Designers rent “units” from the space. This concept forms the basis of the running of the space. These units relate to “real estate” in the space as well as operating costs and time spend staffing the space. Sales made in the shop are reimbursed to the designer, less a small commission for the society's running costs. 

The store has opened with a core of 8 designers, with applications opening next month for more. Founding members include Aunty, Silkbody, Ulala, Senorita AweSUMO (all fashion), Tinch restickables, jewellery by Idour, Azurlis skincare and Goldminer's Daughter perfume.

Find GUILD at 45 Moray Place in the historic Moray Quarter.

Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-5pm 

Submitted by Justin Cashell



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