Popular cosmetics retailer Mecca Maxima opens in Tauranga


On 6 December, the Bayfair Shopping Centre in Tauranga launched some exciting new stores. The most anticipated launch definitely belonged to Australian cosmetics giant Mecca Maxima. After opening stores in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch it was the perfect time for the first Mecca Maxima in the Bay of Plenty.

The impressive 290-square-metre beauty boutique stocks over 40 renowned and beloved brands, including MAC, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Urban Decay, Tatcha, Too Faced, Korres, as well as a whole range of Mecca’s own Mecca Cosmetica and Mecca Max.

But this store is not only about shopping. High-end experiences are always a top priority for Mecca Maxima and the Tauranga store is no exception. Anyone wanting to try new products or to get ready for a special day can jump online and book a makeup session at one of the six makeup stations. The price of the makeup is redeemable with any beauty products purchased on the day! There are also free skin consultations available in store.

The opening day celebrations were highly anticipated with the first 400 visitors to the new store received a free bag full of goodies and anyone who spent more than $70 on the day was invited to unlock one of the glamorous pink lockers that held incredible prizes inside. Not only that, every hour one lucky customer could take home her whole shopping basket for free!

Not surprisingly, these generous specials created a long line outside the store but crowd control ensured that visitors were filtered through so that everyone could enjoy space and time strolling through the aisles and chatting one-on-one with the makeup and skincare experts.