Anderson's has operated in Wanganui for over 30 years. We purchased Anderson's 10 years ago when it was situated at 50 Victoria Avenue on the corner of Ridgway street.  The initial store we purchased was a large menswear shop with small ladies and school wear departments.  After five years of ownership we had grown the Uniform and Women's wear departments to the point where we had to open our second store, resulting in moving the Women's wear into their new location at 92 Victoria Avenue.  We named this store "NOIRE" and it has grown well since we relocated it.  In 2018 we were forced to move out of 50 Victoria ave due to maintenance and safety issues with the site.  The building had a very dangerous veranda , combined with moisture and maintenance problems forcing us to move the Men's and Uniforms operations to separate stores.  The Uniforms business was moved to it's own dedicated location at 184 Victoria Ave.  The Men's wear business was moved to 65 Victoria Ave.  Our two new stores have been trading at their new respective locations for over 2 years now and have consolidated and grown their operations well. We opened our 4th shop, "The Sewing Center"  in November 2019, specializing in sewing alterations, haberdashery, Janome sewing machines and 2nd hand school uniforms.  This shops is showing promising signs and is still a work in process.


The addition of the 4th shop resulted in us launching the "Anderson's Group" covering our 4 store operation.