Franklin Service Hero John Mills of David Mills Ltd, Pukekohe



John Mills’ friendly service and solid product knowledge have helped many a local to a bag just right for them.
Whether you need travel luggage, a handbag or a wallet John Mills will present you with the best one for your circumstances and he will do you a good deal.
His family-owned business started in 1902 as Mills Brothers.
His father David bought the drapery half of the business in 1950 and John Mills has diversified since he’s been in charge, first into manchester, dress fabrics, sheets and towels and now luggage, and woman’s handbags. “Everything is imported form Europe or the East,” he says.
Mr Mills travels overseas annually to personally buy the best he can find, which includes Samsonite luggage andhe believes he offers the very best prices in New Zealand.
He says for him a shop delivers a service to the community. After all those years in his own shop he still enjoys the challenges that retail in the 2000s presents and he is grateful to the local community for their support over the years.
“Thanks to our customers and their ongoing patronage we still exist,” he says.

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