About

Milly Black is a chameleon of fashion, forever changing but always the same!  Creator Libby Young has never followed, nor led, she's always stayed true to herself just doing her thing.   Since 1997,  Milly Black has been authentic NZ made clothing for kiwi women who like stylish, wearable garments that are timeless.  They are slightly edgy and designed to take you anywhere day or night

Libby opened the flagship Taupo store in 2009 and it quickly established itself  as a unique boutique where you will always find something a little bit different. Milly Black also stocks several other labels including Zaffina, Seduce, Betty Basics & NZ made jewellery by Little Gems and JWS jewellery with Soul so you will always be able to find the perfect piece for any occasion.

The Milly Black Story...

Libby is a self-taught entrepreneur who started way back in 1985 sewing leather, suede and fur.  She had a weekend stall at a market in Palmerston North which quickly grew to a 7 day shop called "Ziggy Leatherz”.  In 1991, she entered the Benson and Hedges Fashion Awards and was nominated for her suede hot pants and jacket outfit made with rabbit fur and silk.  She then opened a little clothing boutique under her own name in Square Edge, a renowned arts centre in Palmerston North which she had until 1995.   Looking for a new adventure, Libby headed overseas.   In 1997 Milly Black was established while Libby was pregnant with her boy Sam (she needed funky stretchy preggy clothing!!). As she's grown up so have her clothes. Libby opened the store in Taupo in 2009 and it has grown into a very busy little lifestyle shop that employs 5 people to sew and work in-store.  Three decades and a million garments later she is still going strong! 

 

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