WHEN TWO BECOME ONE… WELL WHEN KIRKS BECOMES DJ’S

WHEN TWO BECOME ONE… WELL WHEN KIRKS BECOMES DJ’S

Big news in Wellington over the past month, there’s an offer on the table for David Jones to take over our beloved old gal, Kirkcaldies. Any day now I’m sure we’ll hear that they’ve signed, sealed and delivered the deal. I’ve had quite a few people asking me my thoughts on the topic so have decided to lay it all on the table in this post. In my time in the beauty world, I’ve worked on the cosmetics floor for both David Jones Sydney City and Kirkcaldies so I do feel a little bit entitled to an opinion here… So. I do think the two brands are in sync - both stores are steeped in history, traditional, and are very well versed in class. If you’ve ever visited the David Jones Sydney City store during the Spring Flower Festival it is crazy amazing:  I am confident that the store Wellingtonians know as Kirkcaldies - Wellington’s premiere department store - is in good hands should David Jones take over.  Those of you who have been shopping at Kirks since the beginning of time shouldn’t be afraid that the store will lose it’s sense of history, and those of you who currently feel like you’re stepping back in time in a bad, non-Michael J Fox way, when you go into Kirkcaldies (or not as you probably don’t shop there) will be pleasantly suprised. The fashion floors will get a massively overdue facelift, and there are apparently escalators going in. I’m excited. Bring on the crazy amazing shoe department ladies! But. The staff. Think of the staff. From what I understand, Kirks will make all staff redundant in January 2016, and they’ll need to reapply...