Around 300 very excited shoppers turned up for the opening of New Zealand's first Zara store at Sylvia Park yesterday morning.

They began lining up from 7am, two and a half hours before the doors opened. We sent reporter Gracie Taylor for NZ Herald Focus along to find out what the first wave of shoppers thought of the new store.

Punters were pleased by the price points and some who had shopped at Zara stores overseas deemed the New Zealand range a better offering.

So, will you be checking it out this weekend?