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Introducing Dallas Cunningham ~ owner and designer of Aunty and Young pups

Dallas first began her lifelong love of working in the fashion industry when she was 16 years old and went on to study dress design in Dublin. She then returned to Dunedin where she has worked for several well-known labels over the years. Most recently owning St Clair Design with a business partner for almost 20 years. Now you'll find a more compact paired back version in the Aunty label where colour has a huge importance and unusual combinations become usual.

Dallas and her daughter Loren are owners of the Young Pups kids clothing and accessories label. 8 years ago they saw a gap in the market for durable, easy wear kids clothing that can be passed down through the family. Young pups items are generously sized and often one offs, the garments are vibrant and fun but can handle the rough play of kiwi kids. 

If you see something you like don't hesitate to contact us as many garments can be remade in different sizes and colour ways. 

All Aunty and Young pups clothing and accessories are made in our workroom in St Clair, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Keep an eye on Aunty and Young pups social media pages, you never know what you will find.



The Aunty label's well travelled creative director sources vintage fabric and special trims. When she arrives home the magic happens, giving us a unique contemporary Rock Chick vibe with a crafted finish.

Pivot into a complete ensemble of Aunty joy or slide a piece  into your own collection for that update spark.  Aunty is adaptable for any age and any time.

Aunty is stocked at Guild in Central Dunedin and Art on Tyne on Oamaru and is designed and sewn in St Clair, Dunedin.