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UK's first New Look 'outlet' to open in Banbridge

New Look is opening its first clearance store in Northern Ireland at the Boulevard in Banbridge on February 25

GLOBAL fashion retailer New Look will open its first-ever UK clearance store at the Boulevard outlet store in Banbridge at the end of this month.

The 2406 sq ft store at the Lotus Property-owned scheme will offer a selection of women's clothing, footwear, accessories.

Following in the footsteps of Molton Brown, Joules and Asics, New Look is the latest retailer to set its sights on Northern Ireland as a prime retail location, and is among a number of brands that have opened ‘firsts' at the Boulevard, including Crew Clothing and Luke1977.

Emma Lessani, head of property at New Look, said: “We're thrilled to open our first outlet store at the Boulevard.

“With high trading figures and a large footfall of key audience demographics, we feel this designer shopping destination is the perfect location for us to trial an outlet store, reaching both new and existing customers across Northern Ireland, and offering great value on last season's fashions.”

Chris Nelmes, retail director at the Boulevard said: “We continue to buck national reports that indicate a decline in shopper footfall.

“In December we recorded our best month of sales on record, and 2021 saw an overall increase of 23 per cent compared to the same trading period in 2019.

“New Look is a fantastic addition to the Boulevard's retail portfolio and slots in seamlessly with our other fashion brands such as Kurt Geiger, Guess, and Levi's.”

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