Jack Wills opens another store within intu’s portfolio

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Jack Wills, intu Metrocentre 

Jack Wills, one of the UK’s most aspirational fashion brands, is opening its latest store at intu Metrocentre following from its recent success at intu Watford’s 400,000 sq ft retail and leisure development.

After achieving bumper sales in its first week of opening at intu Watford, Jack Wills has now chosen to open another store within intu’s portfolio. The 3,873 sq ft store at intu Metrocentre will feature the brand’s heritage-inspired designs, classic styles and iconic loungewear when it opens in November.

intu Metrocentre continues to attract new brands including G Star RAW and Jack and Jones which opens later this year. A number of retailers including Quiz, Bodycare and Footasylum have also increased their store space at intu Metrocentre, to showcase their full range and appeal to even more customers.

Kate Grant, regional managing director for intu, said: “We’re really excited to welcome another popular brand that is guaranteed to be a favourite amongst the center’s fashion-conscious customers. intu Metrocentre offers customers easy access to all the best stores and a variety of leisure to keep everyone happy for the day.”

Jack Wills recently signed up for 3,385 sq ft space at intu Lakeside and has existing stores at intu Milton Keynes, intu Trafford Centre, intu Broadmarsh and Cribbs Causeway, owned jointly by intu and M&G Real Estate.

Neil Beaman, property director for Jack Wills, said: “intu’s high footfall shopping centres within a wide catchment area have enabled us to generate fantastic results; often exceeding our expectations.  intu Metrocentre is another perfect location for us to reach millions of our customers across the region.”

intu Metrocentre has also been named a top 10 shopping centre by data analytics company GlobalData according to research it carried out taking into account the requirements of both tenants and shoppers. The shopping destination ranked sixth place from a list of 50 centres, one of eight intu shopping centres in the top 20.