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Barbour lay down their coat at Gloucester Quays

The Barbour brand is coming to Gloucester Quays with eight new jobs to be created.

Punchline revealed last month that adverts had been posted for staff at the new store and now the news has been confirmed by Lifestyle Outlets, the owners of the Quays.

Outdoor and Country have signed a two-year lease open a Barbour Outlet store in the same year as the brand celebrates its 125th birthday.

Founded in 1894, Barbour are famed for their wax jackets, all of which are made in their South Shields factory near Newcastle and sell in 40 countries across the globe.

Jonathan Capener, Founder at Outdoor and Country said "The mix of retail, leisure and ongoing entertainment makes Gloucester Quays the perfect location to open our next Barbour partner store and we're looking forward to welcoming new customers when we open.

"The city has excellent rural links and the centre has the picturesque docks and quays which align perfectly with Barbour.

"It is particularly fitting to do this in 2019 as they celebrate their 125 anniversary and five generations of the Barbour family."

The 1,389 square foot store will see eight jobs be created with the store stocking Barbour menswear, womenswear, footwear and accessories.

The addition comes at a boom time for store openings at the Quays with Five Guys, Radley London, adidas and Hugo Boss all opening in recent months.

Weird Fish were also revealed to be hunting staff for a new Quays store earlier this week.

Rachel Scott, Head of Leasing at Lifestyle Outlets, comments: "It's a pleasure to announce another new tenant joining Gloucester Quays, particularly one as well-known and sought after as Barbour.

"Gloucester Quays continues to out-perform the wider retail market, which is testament to our successful vision and strategy driving footfall to our schemes through experience-led outlet shopping which creates destinations customers want to visit and spend time at.

"Coupled with excellent customer services, exciting leisure offerings, quality amenities and a pipeline of entertainment, Gloucester Quays is a go-to destination in the city and the region as a whole."

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