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About Us


THE STORY
THIRD GENERATION FAMILY BUSINESS

Hi there!
I'm Sophie, the third generation in this family business. Here's a quick run-down about us.

In 1960, my grandad John Preen started Miss Timaru, he built up an iconic destination. I still get stories today from people who have been shopping here since it all began.

Dad (aka Tony), a trained accountant with a flair for fashion (see photo to the right hehe!) took over the business about 30 years ago. He opened Paddingtons in Oamaru and Timaru, now renamed Preen.

I grew up at the shops as a wee tacker and have always worked over summers in between school and University. I got an Industrial Design Degree, moved to Melbourne (loved it) and stayed for 8 years. I worked in retail design & project management. My husband and I moved back to Timaru in 2013 when we needed a new challenge.

I absolutely LOVE being a part and growing this business with an added online direction. It makes me so happy when our customers are looking confident, and feeling great walking out our doors. 

At Preen we are a big family. We treat all our sisters (yes you) with HONEST (as sisters do!) style support. We welcome with open arms any shapesize or age.  We have a wide variety of labels (to suit different shaped bank balances too!). We love to help and offer a personalised service to ensure you feel confident in your new wardrobe. 

We try and help by giving outfit inspiration, trend updates and general fun stuff on our blog here.
Now you know all about us, flick us an email and tell us what your fashion needs are or let us know if we can help you.

Talk soon
Sophie Preen Xx

Some of our favourite labels are Vigorella, Threadz, Foil, Preen, Betty Basics, David Pond, Verge, Stussy, Random, Scope, Sass, Loobies Story, Veronika Maine plus many more.

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Great style has no age, Preen strives to make every customer look great and more importantly feel wonderful.

Feel Free to get in Touch!


Got a question or need to get in touch? Need advice on items in your shopping bag?

Online enquiries: +64 3 686 9250
Ask for Sophie




Store Hours

Preen Timaru       

210 Stafford St
+64 3 6845 316
 
9 - 5.30pm
Mon-Thurs
9 - 6pm Friday
10 - 4.00pm Sat
Sunday Closed

Preen Oamaru         

87 Thames St
+64 3 434 9631
 
9 - 5.30pm
Mon-Fri
10 - 1.00pm Sat
Sunday Closed


Miss Timaru    

204 Stafford St
+64 3 684 4204

9 - 5.30pm
Mon-Thurs
9 - 6pm Friday
10 - 4.00pm Sat
Sunday Closed



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