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New Mecca Store in Christchurch

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tannygirl
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   So I was scrolling through fb last night and there's going to be a new Mecca store in Christchurch. I'm going to go because I've never been to a Mecca Store opening and there's bound to be some good deals which rarely happens at Mecca. So from those who've gone to Mecca store openings what was your experience and do you have any advice for me? Also anyone in Christchurch planning on coming to the opening event tomorrow?
Sonnies
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Is meccas like sephora? 
Helibabi
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I’m going to go check it out Monday after my hospital visit there’s an eyeshadow I want. If you make it in keep me posted if the store was worth the visit or if I should just go online. 
trudijoy
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I’ve been to two Mecca opening days. The prices are no different but there’s usually a lucky dip GWP, and a goodie bag for the first people in on the morning - how many goodie bags seems to change door to door. 

One lucky dip I got was a sheet mask, the other was a full sized Urban Decay primer. There are often a few extra samples knocking around too. 

Btw Mecca do amazing sales at least once a year and constantly give away free stuff :) 
worldofsooziewong
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I’ve been to one opening. I went later in the day so didn’t have to queue to get in. They gave out drinks and chocolates, had a claw machine with Meccamax goodies in and gave out deluxe minis of their sunscreen with purchases. I also spent enough to qualify for the lucky dip. I got a Mecca cosmetica lip balm (I have so many of these now lol) and my friend got a Bumble and Bumble mini. 
trudijoy
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Yes Sonnies - very similar concepts. Sephora is French, Mecca is Australian 
tamaraxo
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Oooh exciting! Wish I lived in Christchurch lol
I’ll try and get there at the weekend  :-)
Sonnies
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Thank you trudi hehe im new to all this stuff
MareeB
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Lucky Christchurch! I wonder if Dunedin will ever get one ..
tannygirl
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   Okay I just got back from the new Mecca store. Whoever can make it should totally make the trip. There's lucky dip bags if you spend $85 or more in store and it's all fullsized products from different brands Mecca sells. It could be anything! I first got a gift card to try and qualify but it didn't you have to buy products so I splurged on that Dr Dennis Gross Retinol and Ferulic Eye Serum I had been wanting for ages. There was also free coffee or hot chocolate or whatever Baristas make in a takeaway cup and donuts to munch on. Honestly, I arrived for the opening but I could've come later and still enjoyed everything just the same, although I did grab the only Dr Dennis Gross Eye Serum on the shelf. 

    I waited till I got home to check what I got in my lucky dip and I squealed when I unwrapped the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes palette. Omg I talked myself out of buying it multiple times! I'm so thrilled I got it as a freebie. I just love boring matte brown gradient palettes because I love transition shades! 
Susilia
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How lucky, tannygirl! :)

I have had today off, but I live 2.5 hrs away from Christchurch sadly, I would’ve loved to go.

I was considering sending a friend of mine to shop for me and send the goodies in the post, but I decided not to inconvenience anyone with my mecca addiction, lol! :D 
Helibabi
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What a score tannygirl. 
I will definitely be paying it a visit on Monday.. I want to see some items in person. 
worldofsooziewong
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That’s amazing tannygirl! I don’t know how you waited to get home to open it. 
worldofsooziewong
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Maree, I wouldn’t be surprised if they opened in Dunedin. They always seem to be opening new stores. 
Mumof3Munchkins
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Ahhhh you lovelies are so lucky to have a Mecca. I can't see one opening in Whangarei but it would be amazing if they did. For now I'll just have to keep shopping online lol.
MareeB
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It wouldn't surprise me either. The populations have exploded everywhere down here in the south - everywhere's a city (well, city in the making...)
lilmonmon
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I'd love for Dunedin to get one too, I'm always frustrated at the lack of access in Dunedin to so many high end make up brands.
Macs
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I never went to openings . Only because they would fall within work hours :(   


Cant wait to see haul pics . 
MareeB
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I agree! I reckon Dunedin could accommodate at least one of those shops now :)
Tattooprincess
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I’m coming down to Christchurch in a couple of weeks, where is the Mecca store? 
KLO24
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I'm another vote for Dunedin to get a Mecca.  I'm also wondering if Sephora will try and complete elsewhere now it has a foot in the door in Auckland...  I'm super jealous of your haul tannygirl!!  I'll have to wait until the new year before I can get there! :(
worldofsooziewong
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I finally get to go to Sephora in October but I’m still hoping for a Wellington one. I’m not keen to order online from them at all. 

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