The Hanover Street entrance in about 1915

In The Same Spot
For 140 Years

211 Hanover Street, Dunedin NZ

About Us

John Brown Frame established Frames Footwear (then named J.B Frame & Son) in 1884 at 211 Hanover Street, Dunedin. We’ve been supplying footwear from that same spot ever since. We’re still a family business too – now up to the fifth generation!

Customer service has been our top priority since the beginning and it’s something we’re committed to both in-store and online. We reckon we’ve learnt a bit about footwear over the years, so let us help you find the perfect pair. Pop in-store to see us, flick us an email at or ring us on 0800 523 726 – we’d love to hear from you.

The factory in 1945

The factory in 1945. Jack Frame and his father Maxwell.

The factory again in 1945

The factory again in 1945. The gentleman furthest to the right is Clarey South, who worked in the factory for an incredible 57 years!

Hanover Street entrance today

The Hanover Street entrance as it appears today.

A look inside the shop.