MILLYS'S OF PONSONBY - SINCE 1983
Wendy Muir first opened the doors of Milly's of Ponsonby in 1983 and since that time this classic Ponsonby store has become known for its wide range of quality cookware and kitchen tools. An enthusiastic following of food lovers, both home cooks and professional chefs, soon helped make this store the success it has been.
Milly's all these years later, still enjoys the reputation of being the premier specialty retailer of kitchenware and cookware in New Zealand. It truly is where people meet, who love to cook!
Our brands are among the best known and most respected in New Zealand and we have, over the years, built up long lasting relationships with suppliers of the best quality products. We are happy recommending to our customers kitchen products that we know, have used ourselves and can trust.
THE MILLY'S CATALOGUE
Every year since 1997 we have selected the best and the most interesting products and presented them in the iconic Milly's Catalogue. This has become quite an institution and is sent out to thousands of food lovers across all parts of New Zealand. We try and keep each catalogue true to the original Milly's style - informative and chatty with occasional tips and recipes, and of course, stuffed full of trusted quality products for the kitchen and the home.
The website began as an extension of the catalogue, and has become a means for people who can't necessarily make it into our stores to be able to buy the same range of products. Of course, we aren't able to offer the huge full selection of Milly's products online, but we have certainly tried to offer as much as we can.
MILLY'S IN PARNELL
In 2002 we opened the Milly's Warehouse and Retail store in The Strand, Parnell. This is a 10,000sq foot operational warehouse and full retail outlet open to the public. It offers the same range as Ponsonby, in a more relaxed and spacious environment with parking right outside. Although a little difficult to find - it is up the ramp above the Home Ideas Centre - it has become a destination shop for many foodlovers who want the Milly's range of products with the extra convenience of space and parking. In 2008 Milly's Parnell was judged by Metro Magazine as the Best Kitchen Store.
MILLY'S CAKE DECORATING COURSES
Milly's Parnell has a full demonstration kitchen and in 2007 we began running the internationally renowned Wilton Cake Decorating Courses. Wilton is a vast cake decorating brand in the US and Milly's imports a large selection of Wilton specialty bakeware and cake decorating tools and products. The cake decorating courses have become exceptionally popular and are booked out well in advance.