Based in the heart of Wellington on Lambton Quay and steeped in history, The Old Bank Arcade was originally built in 1901 to house, as the name suggests, the original Bank of New Zealand. This character building has seen a lot over the past 100 years or so, and is now the home to the I Love Ugly Wellington store.
Tucked away on an underground level of the building, the I Love Ugly Store features industrial elements such as an exposed ceiling, concrete floors and has been completely painted black to create an intimate and engaging atmosphere and for customers to get the full I Love Ugly experience.
This store encapsulates the I Love Ugly lifestyle. Our menswear collections, sit amongst a carefully curated selection of vintage and design pieces, and the store experience is supported by the same playlist which is played inside our design studio. We have also crafted a custom I Love Ugly iPad kiosk to shop for products online that are not available in store. We have also formulated a scent for the store inspired by mid-sixties advertising studios. Staying true to what we do, the beauty is in the small details. Aspire to inspire before you expire.
Shop 1.5, 233 Lambton Quay
Old Bank Arcade
+64 4 472 0044
Photography by Blake Dunlop