McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands signs major name brands
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands has announced some major new names with Coach, Kate Spade, Hugo Boss, Levi’s and Lacoste having signed up for the opening this spring.
They’ll be joined by Gant and Radley, while Under Armour and Nike will complete a line-up of sportswear and athleisure brands.
The £160 million outlet is just 30 minutes from Birmingham and has already announced a raft of brands, including Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, Calvin Klein, Ted Baker, Reiss, Kurt Geiger, Adidas, Asics, Skechers and Joules.
It’s a strong group of fashion names that will also be joined by a dining offer set to include Wagamama, Starbucks and Five Guys. And to boost the ‘day out’ appeal of the location further, there will be a “one-of-a-kind children’s play area, a dancing fountain”, plus bicycle parking, electric car charging points, beehives, and direct access to the adjacent nature reserve and its network of footpaths.
The centre will host up to 80 brands in its opening phase. When its second phase is complete, it will cover 285,000 sq ft and will create around 1,000 new retail jobs.
It’s the only standalone shopping centre currently set to open this year in Britain and comes 25 years after the group opened its first European site with a Cheshire Oaks, UK debut. It’s actually the company’s first UK opening in more than 20 years and will be the group’s 26th centre across Europe and Canada.
Tom Miklausic, UK Leasing Director at the company, said: “Our latest investment shows the huge confidence we have in the UK retail market and the appetite of our brand partners to continue working with us to grow their bricks-and-mortar channels.”
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