Southern Exposure

The notion that fashionable shopping takes place only in cities is outmoded, thanks to the Internet. And so when Lise Strathdee—who grew up in Italy and New Zealand and then worked in Milan with Romeo Gigli for many years before establishing her own design studio in London—stopped off at a tiny, rural community in New Zealand in search of a lunchtime snack during a vacation, she knew she'd found the perfect place to set up shop. Outpost Hokianga is a hip concept store that mixes fashion, books, art and fine food, and happens to be located in Rawene,...

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