Welcome to Darling - New Zealand’s biggest independent stockist of Paula Ryan both in store and online.
You can’t help but favour every piece of Paula Ryan in your wardrobe. Once you’ve converted, there’s no going back.
It’s because you know what you’re getting every time – high-quality fabrics that not only feel amazing on, but work oh so well in her precision cuts and innovative designs, giving you a look that’s timeless, effortless and undeniably stylish.
The magic is in the fabric – the finest quality Merino wool from New Zealand, which provides warmth without overheating the wearer and draws moisture away from the skin naturally; along with Italian MicroModal, which promises greater absorbency than cotton. Made from wood fibre it is not only natural, but colour fast and easy care.
Two fits are available: SLIM for a snug fit and EASY for a skimming fit. Please see the accompanying sizing chart provided.
As the exclusive Paula Ryan stockist in Wellington, Darling allows you to build your wardrobe base with the Essentials range and complement and mix it up with the seasonal, limited-number fashion collections.
If Janet is the chic best friend you never had, then Paula is your fairy godmother of style. With a close personal and professional friendship that spans more than 15 years, Janet and Paula both thrive on helping women to feel amazing when they get dressed each morning.
Take a look at our extensive range of Paula Ryan clothing:
The fashion collections always offer standout garments each season, made to the highest specification in limited numbers. They are released in two collections, Summer and Winter, plus “In Season Collections”. Swimwear, belts, footwear and accessories fill out the range.
Paula Ryan ‘Essentials’ is the cake awaiting your personal style frosting – though the pieces are equally delicious on their own. Summer and winter fashion ranges complement these quality, long-lasting garments.
Using exclusive Italian knits and superfine New Zealand merino fabric, Paula Ryan’s Essentials collection forms the building blocks of any woman's wardrobe. Think items that will remain timeless in style and endure because of quality fabrics – from simple singlets and tees to wardrobe-building skirts, pants and jackets.
We carry two ‘magical fabrics’ in the Essential collection; the finest quality Merino from New Zealand, along with Italian MicroModal, which promises greater absorbency than cotton. Made from wood fibre it is not only natural, but colour fast and easy care.
Essentials also double as perfect travel pieces with the ability to meet all dress codes, be lightweight, launder easily, and suit varying climates.
The first Paula Ryan Essential you buy will be through necessity… subsequent purchases will be because of the wear performance you have experienced.
These words really do mean something, as those who are already Paula Ryan converts will attest to. Paula Ryan uses the highest quality fabrics including exclusive MicroModal for summer garments and New Zealand Merino for winter garments.
Modal is a type of rayon often coming from beech trees.Read more on MicroModal
Modal is 50% more water-absorbent than cotton, keeping you cool. It takes dye like cotton and is color-fast when washed in warm water. Modal is resistant to shrinkage and fading as well as being smooth and soft, more so than cotton. Once you have experienced MicroModal against your skin, you’ll never go back to inferior fabrics.
Merino is undoubtedly the pinnacle for comfort and warmth. Read more on New Zealand Merino
The Merino is breed of sheep producing the finest and softest wool known to mankind for clothing. The breed, originally Spanish, is now bred in New Zealand with Merinos being distinguished by often having long spiral horns.
Merino is as warm as it is excellent at regulating body temperature. It provides warmth without overheating the wearer, draws moisture away from the skin naturally, and has natural antibacterial properties.
The softness and comfort come from the wool having super fine fibres that are naturally crimped and soft.
Paula Ryan MircoJersey is produced under a patented SensitivEcoSystem Program that uses an environmentally friendly, energy saving production process allowing for a reduced consumption of natural resources.Read more on MicroJersey
All of Paula Ryan’s pieces are ready-made jetsetters eagerly awaiting stamps in their passport. They never need ironing, fold up to next to nothing, and can be dressed up or down to take you from the beach to the boardroom (and the bar), in effortless style.
The Paula Ryan range expands and contracts her range dependent on the highest quality materials becoming available. She designs leatherwear, belts, bags and footwear and currently has a network of committed resellers in Australasia.
Technology has enabled Paula Ryan to become involved with social media to spread the Paula message with a great range of informative helpful videos.
Despite a busy schedule Paula and her husband love to entertain, travel, and maintain a good work life balance.