A little history lesson

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An icon on Cuba Street 

Since 1997 Rex Royale with roots in vintage clothing, Rex Royale gradually started specialising in New Zealand designers (often exclusively)... always striving to support local!

Hosting musicians and art exhibitions over the years for various artists such as Autumn McGrail, lMisery, Mephisto Jones, Hadley Donaldson, Arlo Edwards, Tommy Ill, Barnaby Weir (The Black Seeds) and Module.

By 2017 the clientele had matured and so to did the look and feel of the store. The rebrand made sure we kept up with the ever changing Cuba St landscape.


2018, times were shifting... along with the foundations of 106 Cuba St... Wellington was in the midst of earthquake strengthening a number of buildings and ours was one of them. So a new hop/skip/jump down to 8 Lombard Lane (off Manners St) saw our new home.


Annnnnnnd we're back!

In the thick of the 2020 mid-pandemic crazy times, Cuba St was calling once again... so we had to answer. Nestled up at number 223, next to the Naumi hotel (and other great fashion boutiques), Rex Royale returned back to the street where it all began.

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