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Gerry Weber shop comes to The Avenue


THE Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns has secured the first Gerry Weber retail outlet in Scotland.

One of the most famous and successful German fashion and lifestyle companies, Gerry Weber will open its doors at The Avenue this Spring.

The international fashion retailer, which has more than 860 Houses of Gerry Weber and mono-label stores worldwide and more than 2,850 shop areas and successful brand online-shops, has signed a lease on a key unit at The Avenue within the main atrium adjacent to the M&S anchor tenant and the popular Primavera Bistro.

Michelle McCabe, Centre Manager at The Avenue, said: “We’re delighted that Gerry Weber has chosen to locate its first ever Scottish store in The Avenue. For such a renowned international fashion retailer to select Newton Mearns as the location for its entry into the Scottish market stands as testament to the quality of the retail experience on offer to both retailers and shoppers at The Avenue.

“Yet Gerry Weber is not only the recent ‘first’ for The Avenue – another Scottish ‘first’ was our gaining of WorldHost Customer Service Destination Status.”

In addition to Gerry Weber, a string of other new tenants have joined the Avenue line-up over recent weeks, adding to the diverse retail experience on offer at the popular retail location. These include: Sass & Hyde, a boutique selling fashion bags, luggage, purses and matching small items; ladies hairdresses Liv Beauty; white goods shop Taylor’s of Giffnock and KP’s Fishmonger.

“We’re delighted to welcome Gerry Weber and our other new retailers to the Avenue – and are confident that more will be announced over the coming months,” said McCabe.
The Avenue Shopping Centre, managed by commercial property consultancy BTWShiells, offers shoppers a warm and welcoming shopping experience conveniently located on the outskirts of Glasgow city centre.

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Craft Market for Glasgow Santas

Santas searching for an extra special gift for friends or relatives this Christmas should head to the indoor craft market in Merchant Square.

Located on Candleriggs at the heart of the historic Merchant City, Glasgow’s cultural, fashion and food quarter, the craft market in Merchant Square specialises in hand-crafted items that simply cannot be found anywhere else.

Rather than mass manufactured products, the craft market in Merchant Square revels in one-off, specially made pieces and quality products including: cards; jewellery; paintings; aromatherapy products; home-made jams and chutneys; photography and fashion accessories.

Laura Phelps, of Merchant City Properties, said: “If you’re still desperately seeking the perfect Christmas gift for your nearest and dearest, then it’s time to come round to the Square!

“And in-between browsing a broad selection of arts and crafts, you can relax in the Square’s fabulous selection of restaurants and cafes, all set within a covered and heated Victorian courtyard.”

Once part of the old Glasgow Fruit Market, Merchant Square is imbued with the history of the area’s dominating Victorian architecture, although today this sense of history blends seamlessly with the distinctly cosmopolitan ambiance that pervades the surrounding cobbled streets that bring the outside in.

The Merchant Square craft market runs every weekend Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday 12noon-6pm. For further information go to www.merchantsquareglasgow.com