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Brand bonaza as Gloucester Quays announces eight new deals

Three new shops have signed up to Gloucester Quays as part of a raft of deals totalling more than 13,890 sq ft.

Global brands Claire's, Yankee Candle and Bag Barn are all opening new shops at the outlet centre.

And five more brands are relocating or have recommitted to units, bringing the total number of companies that have committed to the Quays in recent weeks up to eight.

Paul Carter, asset director at Peel L&P which owns the centre, said: "Gloucester Quays has taken some big steps forward this year and having a constant stream of new leasing, renewals and refits is what has kept the offer strong and compelling.

"All of these brands will help us deliver diversity of retail, creating more choice for our customers, and we are delighted that they have committed to Gloucester Quays."

Jewellery and accessories retailer Claire's is due to open in a 1,050 sq ft unit this month selling a full array of rings, necklaces, earrings, hair accessories, beauty items and bags.

Greeting card retailer, Hallmark, is relocating from within the outlet into a new unit alongside new entrant Yankee Candle.

The two leading retailers will share a 2,009 sq ft shop with dual frontage, stocking greeting cards, gifts, ornaments, and a huge array of scented candle and wax products.

Bag Barn is set to open a 1,038 sq ft debut outlet store for their collections of bags and luggage.

Nextdoor family-owned footwear business Pavers as opened a completely refitted store, with the new-look 2,809 sq ft unit having launched at the outlet last week.

Marie Samuels, area manager at Pavers, said: "Our high-quality footwear is designed to provide comfort for everyone, so we are hugely excited to have launched our new store in the heart of a key regional location like Gloucester Quays.

"We look forward to continuing to welcome the outlet's visitors to Pavers, and we feel confident that they will love our affordable, comfort-first approach to footwear."

Among the brands to have recently committed to new deals at Gloucester Quays is the UK's leading health retailer Holland & Barrett, premium clothing brand Joules, and multinational sporting goods company Asics, taking a combined 6,989 sq ft of space.

These deals follow Timberland, Next and Puma joining the Quays in 2023, alongside an upsize for Mountain Warehouse.

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