Nickel & Young is a new venture founded by Glenn Yungnickel and his partner Alberto De Souza. This new business is the product of merging two well-known small businesses within the fashion industry in Auckland, namely ‘Apparel Attachments and GDL Trading Limited’.
“Glenn Yungnickel story in fashion feels as much a charming tale of generational experience as it does a willed one. He learned to knit from his mother, and his grandmother was a dressmaker, both shaping an early understanding of the ways that clothes piece together.
From The Beginning
An honour’s degree in fashion design from
2009 followed, as did years spent carving his way from design assistant at a
local menswear company to lecturer in design at AUT.
Then, in 2019, after an OE in London, Glenn
and Alberto, moved to Brazil. They planned to start their own men’s lifestyle
The pair returned to New Zealand in 2020,
following Covid-altered plans, still hungry for their own sartorial vernacular.
The acquisition of Apparel Attachments the same year was a deep breath, a
restart, a way to grow both personally and professionally in something that
allowed them to be hands-on”.
Since taking over Apparel Attachments,
Glenn & Alberto have continued to fortify the business and looked at
leveraging new ways to grow it.
Back in September 2021, they decided to move
Apparel Attachments from Mount Roskill to Uptown in Eden Terrace, Auckland.
In that case, with a bigger space they decided
to buy out GDL Trading Limited in November same year as the previous
owners have semi-retired.