Milne & Choyce

Milne & Choyce was one of the first department stores in Auckland, New Zealand.[1] The department store grew from a draper's and milliner's first acquired by Mary Jane and Charlotte Milne in 1867.[2][3] In 1874 the store moved to larger premises on Queen Street,[4] before the name of the store changed to Milne & Choyce in 1876 following Charlotte Milne's marriage to Henry Choyce.[5]

Milne & Choyce
Founded1867; 155 years ago (1867)
FounderCharlotte Milne, Mary Jane Milne, Henry Choyce
HeadquartersAuckland, New Zealand
ProductsClothing, food, homewares
Milne & Choyce paper shopping bag displaying logo (circa 1960s).


  1. ^ "Mary Jane and Charlotte Milne".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Laurenson, Helen. "Department Stores and Shopping Malls".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Auckland War Memorial Museum (1996). Centennial Street 1866. Auckland War Memorial Museum.
  4. ^ New Zealand Fashion Museum. "Milne & Choyce".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Tucker, K. A. (1968). Milne and Choyce: A One Hundred Year Business History, 1867-1967. Milne and Choyce.