Belfast Telegraph

Danish fashion brand launching its first Northern Ireland outlet at CastleCourt in time for Christmas

Fashion retailer Vila has 110 stores across Europe
Fashion retailer Vila has 110 stores across Europe
Emma Deighan

By Emma Deighan

Danish fashion brand Vila will open its first Northern Ireland store in Belfast's CastleCourt Shopping Centre on Friday.

The popular label, which has previously only been available at independently owned stores here, will occupy a 2,300sq ft retail space selling women's clothing, footwear, accessories and lingerie.

It is the latest name to sign up to CastleCourt and brings the number of retailers and food units in the Royal Avenue centre to 90.

Discount retailer Matalan opened its first UK city centre outlet at CastleCourt in October.

Vila's arrival follows the city centre opening of Irish department store Guineys, as well as Saturday's launch of Primark's new shop at the back of the fire-damaged Bank Buildings.

Michael Wright, director at CastleCourt owner Wirefox, said: "Attracted by a strong city centre location, strong footfall growth and further planned investments in an enhanced shopping environment, our latest signing means that we are well on the way to approaching our full capacity target and to ensuring that CastleCourt retains its premier retail ranking in the UK and Ireland."

Founded in 1994, Vila has 110 stores across Europe.

Belfast Telegraph