Smith & Boston was established as a family business in July 2005. The directors Cherry Hill, Ngaio Bell & Olive Hill saw a need for a different approach to special-occasion wear. They are proud that their range is designed by them and made in Canterbury. Your purchases support employment for local New Zealand women. Thank you.

The Smith & Boston range of garments are desgigned to enhance the wardrobes of women who appreciate classical styles, quality fabrics and a choice of colours. Olive & Ngaio work to source a fantastic array of luxury fabrics, including pure silks, linens, cottons and exquisite laces for their collection. They produce limited edition garments and genuine ONE ONLY items to ensure choice and exclusivity. Ngaio & Olive are proud that Smith & Boston is a business that is run by women, for women.

Their boutique is well known for its personalized approach to customer service. Customers at Smith & Boston receive friendly assistance, in a calm and welcoming environment. Ngaio & Olive work in the boutique alongside their valued staff members LeeAnne Wilson and Lesley Court. Their focus is to provide a fun and relaxed shopping experience. Their customer interaction and level of service has resulted in Smith & Boston’s well deserved reputation as ‘the place to shop for special-occasion wear’.

Ngaio & Olive hope that you will be inspired to join the many women that have discovered Smith & Boston. They are looking forward to meeting you and assisting you with your next special occasion look; so make time to visit today.

The story behind the name

For the curious, the label’s name; ‘Smith & Boston’ comes from the combined maiden names of Olive and Ngaio’s maternal grandmother (Doreen Smith) and great grandmother (Flora May Boston) who lived in Prebbleton Village, not far from the Smith & Boston boutique. The Smith & Boston boutique is located in the village shops on Springs Road.