The I Love Merino Journey

I Love Merino has been successfully trading at the Mount for over 9 years, after having a similar store in Dunedin for many years.

The owners, Kevin and Margarita, previously had fashion stores in Australia before making the move back to New Zealand.

They then decided to have a lifestyle change, and move to the North Island. The move was made complete when a suitable retail site became available at Mt Maunganui.


The store is now a popular destination for all-year-round shopping for Merino and Merino Possum garments made in NZ. These products are highly sought after by locals and international customers alike.  

The store is open 7 days per week and has a wide selection of merchandise to choose from.

If you're ever in Mount Maunganui, please visit our friendly and welcoming retail store for all your Merino and Merino Possum requirements.

Margarita and local ladies Debbie, Lisa, Sharon and Glenys will greet you at the Mt Maunganui store. Together the team are fun and dynamic with a passion for fashion and promoting NZ-made Merino.

Unfortunately Margarita's husband and business partner Kevin sadly passed away after a long illness, and is greatly missed in the store. Margarita and the I Love Merino team are dedicated to the continuation of the store's legacy in memory of a wonderful entrepreneur.