A David Jones is opening in Auckland!


Australian department store David Jones is set to open in Auckland following months of speculation.

The store, in Westfield Newmarket, will be the retailer's second in New Zealand after it opened in Wellington two years ago.

On Friday, David Jones chief executive David Thomas announced the company would be opening a store as part of the redevelopment of the mall.

"We've been assessing the opportunity in Auckland since opening the store in Wellington," Thomas said.

"We're very committed to investing in our stores, we're very committed to creating beautiful stores. We've done that in Wellington, and are certainly looking to do the same in Newmarket."

The company was working on setting up its New Zealand website, which could launch before the opening of the Newmarket store in 2019, Thomas said.