Soeur Design    188 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch 8014    +64 (03) 355 9794    Contact Us

The Soeur Design Story



  • Ann InglisAnn Inglis, Founder
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    Prior to starting Soeur Design, Ann worked with interior design firms in Wellington. She is particularly proud of Soeur's growth over the years and the company's continued success. She lives with husband Ron on their vineyard in Clarkville and has three children.

  • Maria TyrieMaria Tyrie, Founder
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    Trained as a teacher specialising in art and design, Maria's passion in this field has proved valuable since starting Soeur over 20 years ago. Now living in central Christchurch, Maria still enjoys the challenges Soeur brings and has, in more recent years, successfully developed a real art following for the brand to compliment their fashion design range. Maria has two children.

Soeur Design is a unique family business.

Established by sisters, Maria and Ann, Soeur is French for "sisters" and was established in 1989 in Christchurch. They have developed the business from a small beginning with one shop, into what it is today three successful shops with over 25 Soeur agents selling the Soeur fashion collections throughout New Zealand, from Keri Keri to Invercargill. Ann's daughter Jodi has also been an important part of the design team and manages the Merivale Shop.

Soeur's head office and base is in Christchurch. By way of home functions, the company sells to clients via one of the Soeur agents based in towns and cities throughout New Zealand. They also have an exciting shop in Merivale, Christchurch, which sells clothing, art, jewellery, and other unique products; and a second shop in Martinborough, where you will enjoy an experience that is special and unique to us.