Rewind back to March 10th, 1997, 9am and Mark Carswell is opening the door to his new business, Cosmic Corner.
Mark wanted the store to have ‘a vibe’ and to be a store that was about personal freedoms. “I wanted a place where people choose to try the new and be themselves. A meeting place… a social venue. I wanted staff to be like party hosts for all those who came in”. 14 years has brought the total to six stores, open across NZ, all hours, providing fun and funky goods for all the party people of Aotearoa.
After recently celebrating Cosmic’s 14th birthday, Mark remains committed to his initial vision – providing a space that caters to those funky individuals who celebrate each day Aotearoa brings, believe in fun and personal freedom, and stay young at heart! That, and supporting local music and culture whenever possible, continuing to ensure that there’s always an alternative to the mainstream current in our society.