Gateshead Metrocentre announces opening of ‘next destination for new luxury’

As part of our 2023 Retail Week coverage, in association with Metrocentre, we hear once again from Frasers Group plc, which has opened the doors to FLANNELS’ fourth flagship store as it continues with its ‘pioneering’ expansion journey, bringing luxury destinations to new markets.

Heading back to its Northern roots, FLANNELS has opened a new 50,000 sq ft store in Gateshead’s Metrocentre. This store boasts an expansive new luxury fashion edit housing a wide portfolio of brands, including Tom Ford, Dolce&Gabbana, Off-White, Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood and contemporary brands Amiri, and Palm Angels.

In addition, FLANNELS Metrocentre will be the first regional store to boast its new home and gifting offering, featuring the likes of Versace, Off-White, Assouline, Jonathan Adler, Pols Potten and more.

Pulling back the curtain on the beauty industry, FLANNELS Metrocentre will play host to an ‘unrivalled’ edit of beauty names such as Dior, Chanel, Creed, and Dolce&Gabbana Beauty, which is making its first bricks-and-mortar FLANNELS debut revealing a never been seen before design.

Making movements towards ‘elevated premium and luxury beauty’, the flagship also features Burberry and Moncler’s first-ever fragrance counters in the FLANNELS Beauty portfolio, as well as the Gen-Z hero brand Kylie Cosmetics which is taking the UK market by storm.

Additionally, skincare lovers can experience the Dermalogica Skin Room, offering treatments tailored to their needs. Marking its fourth flagship store opening, FLANNELS continues to evolve and unveil new additions to create a ‘fully immersive and inspiring’ store.

The Beauty playground features FLANNELS’ Beauty ‘Changing Rooms’, a space where customers can test and trial products alone, without being observed by other customers or staff. Kylie Cosmetics & Kylie Skin will be taking residency in one of the Beauty Changing rooms on a permanent basis.

At the heart of the beauty hall, the iconic Beauty Bar comes to life, with an incomparable line-up throughout the year, including Dolce&Gabbana Beauty and Creed residencies in December.

As brands take centre stage on the Beauty Bar, they will also host masterclasses and 1-2-1 appointments with beauty icons, for Metrocentre customers to enjoy, top up their beauty knowledge and to be fully immersed in the brand.

David Epstein, Managing Director of Premium and Luxury at Frasers Group, commented: “As we draw close to another strong year at FLANNELS, we’re excited to expand and bring the FLANNELS luxury experience to Metrocentre.

“This flagship store marks another milestone moment for the business, as we continue to bring the ultimate luxury, fashion and streetwear experience to new audiences.”

This article is part of Bdaily’s 2023 Retail Week, in association with Metrocentre.

By Matthew Neville – Senior Correspondent, Bdaily

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