Fashion has a new destination in South Auckland

Venkat Raman –

Shoppers in Auckland in general and residents of South and East Auckland in particular will be happy to know that they can now rely on an authentic showroom to cater to their fashion needs, meeting their exacting standards of quality and service.

‘Vivah’ (meaning Wedding in Hindi), opened its doors to the public on Friday, October 7, 2016 well in time for the festive season.

Located at 2/138 Great South Road in the heart of Papatoetoe at the corner of Great South Road and East Tamaki Road (with entrance from East Tamaki Road), the well-appointed showroom is a one-stop-shop for men, women and children. With a tastefully decorated interior creating an ambience of colour and friendliness, ‘Vivah’ aims to become a household name for almost elegance, style and fashion.

Directors Mohammed and Shabnam Yunus have concerted all efforts to ensure that the showroom carries a variety of attires that would meet the needs for religious, social and community occasions.

Extensive range

“The new retail outlet has in stock and display an extensive range of goods that will soon be known for their quality, endurance and affordability. Among the items that are now on sale include bridal wear brides and bridegrooms, Designer sarees and dresses, floor-length Khameez, Anarkali, skirts and jackets, Patiala gowns and children’s wear, to mention a few. We are confident that our showroom will sustain and support the wider interests of our communities,” they said.

Shabnam said that ‘Vivah’ also sells Abayas imported from Dubai and Jubbas that are famous in Malaysia and that the showroom will continue to add variety and novelty to its range of goods.

“As a part of our opening sale, everything in our showroom is on specials. Customers can save between 20% to 25% on all items on sale. We also have a Mehndi designer available on request,” Shabnam said.

She said that as a part of Diwali promotions is also offering discounts on scarfs, semi, unstitched material, unstitched lehangas, men’s Sherwani and many more items.

“Our mission is to make ‘Vivah,’ the most preferred showroom in Auckland for brand and service value,” Shabnam said.

Homely affair

Shopping is a matter of comfort and homely affair for the residents of Auckland and they would be able to rely on ‘Vivah’ for quality products at reasonable prices, enhanced by personalised service.

Indian dress material, in particular the saree is among the most intriguing in the world. The growth in Indian population and the inter-ethnic interaction and the celebration of Indian festivals, most notably Diwali, has brought more people to experience the exquisiteness of Indian design and texture.

In addition, ‘Vivah’ is geared to offer more variety to the entire family. The firm is aware of the rising interest from residents in other areas, visitors and tourists.

The objective is therefore to be closer to customers and serve them better.

“It has always been our objective to serve the resident community with a wide and growing range of products sourced from manufacturers and exporters at the lowest possible retail price, without compromising quality.

“We understand the market trends and consumer preferences and cater to the evolving tastes with a proactive approach,” Shabnam said.

Pursuing excellence

Organisations that pursue excellence have one common factor: Success is never uttered with a full stop.

True to this philosophy, ‘Vivah’ hopes to be a veritable treasure-house of products that not only please the wearer but also the beholder.

As mentioned, it would boast of an ambience that is friendly and qualitative, not just the trappings of fancy fittings and signage. It is the hallmark of everything that is good and desirable, assuaging shoppers of all income and ethnicity.

Vivah New Zealand Limited, 2/138 Great South Road, Corner of East Tamaki Road and Great South Road (Entrance from East Tamaki Road); Phone: (09) 2774669; Mobile: 021625768



  1. Shabnam and her team provide quality service
  2. Vivah Carries a wide range of designer sarees and dresses
  3. Shakeel Patel, with Shahan, Nikhat Patel, Shabnam Yunus, Mohammed Yunus, Ayesha Begum and Ikhlas Yunus

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