Christchurch +64 3 375 4490 Queenstown +64 3 441 0055

About Us

Sergios Menswear and Formal Hire are a Boutique Destination Clothing store which is 100% New Zealand owned.  You will find us located on the 1st floor of Merivale Mall, Christchurch & 10 Athol Street, Queenstown.

We stock international brands including Hugo Boss, Paul Smith, Scotch & Soda, Ben Sherman, Diesel, Dom Bagnato, Onitsuka Tigers, Loake, Meyer, Florsheim, No Brand & Robert Charles Accessories alongside our own Sergios Collection.

Sergios is the perfect destination for a man who wants to look good for every occasion, from exclusive suits, shirts and ties to stylish and unique casual wear all teamed with a range of footwear and accessories to complete your outfit or wardrobe.

Sergios Formal Hire collection offers unsurpassed choice and quality for every occasion. Our experienced staff will guide you through the numerous options available to enable you to create the perfect look.

To view our latest collections or formal hire, visit us in-store today or take a look at our Facebook page.



We stock an extensive range of footwear both formal and casual which compliments our entire clothing range.

Our brands are based around current looks and levels of quality that you would expect from international manufactures. We carry sizes from EU 40 - 47, UK 6 - 12 & US 6 - 14.

The brands we stock include Paul Smith, Hugo Boss, Florshiem, No Brand, Onitsuka Tigers, Diesel, & Loake. As well as a great selection of seasonal footwear.

Our luggage collection offers some great pieces for travel and business.

We also carry a great range of leather wallets from Hugo Boss, Paul Smith & Ben Sherman.

Our staff are a key component to your experience within our store. You should expect to be dealing with people that want to help, give you advice on styles, fittings and care for your footwear, we look forward to helping you in-store.


Our History

In 1972 Craig A Nicholas, the founder of Sergios, opened a boutique menswear store named Nicholas Nickleby near Warner’s Hotel in Cathedral square. In 1974 he moved to Chancery Arcade. Nicholas Nickleby’s top end suit was a 3pc Hardy Amies suit retailing at $399. Hardy Amies was an English brand made under license in NZ by Cambridge Clothing.

Craig sold Nicholas Nickleby in 1979 and purchased a building in Colombo Street. Due to the success Craig had as a retailer, a restraint of trade was placed on him by the purchaser of Nicholas Nickleby regarding the use of his name.

In 1980 Craig opened Mr Sergios. The name ‘Sergios’ is influenced by the famous men’s fashion designer of the 1980’s, Giorgio Armani.

Mr Sergios moved between buildings from 670 to 678 Colombo street and 1986 Mr Sergios Formal Suit Hire was born.

In the Late 90’s the ‘Mr’ was dropped off the trading name and modernized to ‘Sergios’

In 2001 Craig sold his business interest in Sergios to Paul Dean & Kevin Gainsford, current day owners, whom both worked for Craig at the Colombo Street store.

Feb 2011 Sergios Colombo street store was ‘Red stickered’ and eventually pulled down, on the 4th of October 2011 Sergios re-opened in Merivale Mall.

Sergios continues to welcome lots of repeat and new customers to the Merivale Store.

On the 19th of April 2014 Sergios opened a 2nd store in Queenstown located at 10 Athol Street. Craig Nicholas was invited down to Queenstown to “cut the ribbon” and officially opened the new Queenstown store.

There is a plaque outside the Queenstown store acknowledging Craig’s attendance.

The Queenstown store stocks the same brands as the Merivale store and the hire department has stock on hand for wedding consultations and fittings.

The Queenstown store is managed by Des Mills.

Christchurch store

Christchurch Ph: +64 3 375 4490
1st Floor Merivale Mall
185 Papanui Road
Christchurch 8014

Queenstown store

Queenstown Ph: +64 3 441 0055
10 Athol Street
Queenstown 9300