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Our goal is to bring you the best local and international skateboard and streetwear labels, at the most competitive prices.


Who we are

Empire has consistently delivered in service and quality to become one of Australasia's premiere streetwear stores. We have come a long way in our 15 years of operation; from humble beginnings as a local skate shop, to an ever-growing online store which caters for our international audience.

We've got plenty of contacts within the skateboarding industry, so we keep up to date with developments, news and trends. We know many of the local skaters, and we take the time to listen and respond to their needs. We've also got a dedicated team working behind the scenes to source, test drive, and develop new products.


Our role in the community

We have a big footprint in the local skateboarding community here in Lower Hutt. We sponsor a team of strong local riders and support them on their journey to become professional skaters. Professionals such as Lee Ralph, Mat Kinsman and Joseph Whaanga have come through us on their way to become prominent names in the skateboarding industry.

We run annual skate competitions with categories for all ages and skill levels. We also organise skating demonstrations within schools, to encourage ankle biters to take up the sport and teach them useful tips and tricks.


Returns policy

We want you to leave our online store feeling as good as you did that time you nearly found a four leaf clover. We also want you to buy with confidence, knowing that we will happily provide an exchange or refund for any items that aren't quite right. Please refer to our returns policy here.