Belfast Telegraph

Tom Tailor's makes UK debut in Antrim

By Claire Harrison

A German fashion brand, currently marketed in over 35 countries, has opened its first UK store in Antrim.

Junction One this week celebrated the opening of a Tom Tailor's 4,300 sq ft store. The premium label will employ 17 full and part-time staff at its Antrim store.

Established in Hamburg in 1962, Tom Tailor's fashion portfolio includes a range of high quality casual wear along with a Denim Male and Female collection which targets shoppers aged 15 to 25.

The store also caters for tots and teenagers with its range of Tom Tailor Minis and Kids for boys and girls aged 18 months to 14 years.

Tom Tailor area manager, Richard Holder, said: "Unlike other High Street or outlet brands Tom Tailor seeks to regularly refresh its stock on a monthly basis with new collections launched in store 12 times a year.

“Therefore savvy outlet shoppers are acquiring contemporary styles at bargain prices — a major plus in today's more challenging retail market."

Junction One centre manager Leona Barr said: “Whilst Tom Tailor already operates a High Street franchise at Rushmere Shopping Centre and another unit is soon to open at Victoria Square, the name is still relatively new to the Northern Ireland consumer therefore their prime location on the Junction One site will bring the brand to the attention of local consumers.”

Also set to make its debut at Junction One is UK-based outlet retailer Event Jewellery which will open its first outlet store on the island of Ireland during October.

It offers a range of gold and silver jewellery and premium brand watches.

And shoe brand Staccato has taken on a new 10 year lease with Junction One and is relocating to a similar sized unit adjacent to its parent company Pavers.

Belfast Telegraph