New Look Men to open first Wales store
New Look is to open its first New Look Men store in Wales at Queensberry Real Estate's Friars Walk shopping centre in Newport.
The 1,808 square foot store store will be the sixth New Look Men to open nationally.
The new store will benefit from the product improvements New Look has made to its menswear range over the last 12 to 18 months as it makes New Look Men a key priority for the brand.
Roger Wightman, New Look chief creative officer, said: "Menswear is a key strategic priority for New Look and the opening of the menswear standalone stores represents a natural next step for us.
“We are very proud of the improvements made to our offer over the past two years – the opening of menswear standalone stores will allow us to more fully showcase the enhanced quality of our product ranges.
“Our new menswear director, Christopher Englinde, recently joined us from H&M, and as a business we are very excited about the prospects of future growth."
Having opened in November 2015, the 390,000 square foot Friars Walk includes a full offer Debenhams department store as well as other retail anchors, H&M and Next. There is also an eight screen Cineworld multiplex cinema and restaurants such as Loungers, Nando’s and Le Bistrot Pierre.
Stuart Harris, director and co-founder of Queensberry Real Estate, said: "It is testament to the success of Friars Walk that we have secured the first New Look Men in Wales. Their revitalised fashion offer will sit well alongside the scheme’s existing brands, many of which have reported strong sales figures since Friars Walk opened on 12 November 2015."