Thursday, 27 August 2009

Zara swings open its doors

FASHION giants Zara have unveiled their new store in Swansea.

The shop swung its doors open to the public at Princess Way's new retail complex on Wednesday, August 26.

Zara follows in the footsteps of Slater Menswear, who opened their store at the complex back in April.

Developers Thurleigh are behind the three-storey shopping centre scheme in partnership with Swansea Council.

Positive talks with a number of other leading retailers about taking up additional units there are ongoing.

Zara sells ladieswear, menswear and kidswear and opened its first store in Spain in 1975. It now has over 1,500 stores across the world.

The Swansea store will occupy a 1,500 square metre unit over two floors at the complex on Temple Street adjacent to Castle Square.

Councillor Chris Holley, Swansea Council Leader, said: "This is great news. Zara is an internationally recognised brand name that will help bring more shoppers into Swansea city centre and further raise its profile as the regional shopping capital of south west Wales.

"It's a huge boost when retailers of this magnitude show confidence in Swansea during difficult economic times across the UK and beyond.

Cllr Gareth Sullivan, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Economic and Strategic Development, said: "Feedback from Slater Menswear has been tremendously positive since they opened at the new retail complex and now another anchor tenant is about to open its doors.

"We're working hard to develop a vibrant city centre that will be closely linked to our stunning waterfront and this project is one of several that will help us realise that goal."


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