All Saints set to open at Gloucester Quays before Christmas
TOP fashion brand All Saints is the latest retailer to confirm its pre-Christmas arrival at Gloucester Quays.
The retailer is set to open next month and its announcement comes hot on the heels of The North Face and Jacques Vert revealing they will come to the Quays in time for the festive shopping rush too.
One more, as yet unnamed, retailer is also set to join them.
All Saints is advertising now for full-time managers and stylists for its new store which, the recruitment postings say, is opening in November.
Gents, come in to Earl's & Co and enjoy a haircut and finish, glass of whisky and a shoeshine for £18.50
Terms: Later and earlier appointments available upon request
Contact: 01242 504887
Valid until: Tuesday, December 31 2013
All Saints did not respond to the Gloucester Citizen yesterday and a Gloucester Quays spokesman said they were unable to comment.
But shoppers welcomed the news.
Emily Knight, 31, from Linden, said: "I used to work in the Quays and it was really quiet but I really get the feeling it's on the up now – there seems to be a real vibe there and lots of good names are coming.
"The row of new restaurants and bars is great and it's good to see some bigger retailers heading there now too, they must nearly have a shop in every unit."
All Saints is known for its fitted urban look and will draw hundreds of new faces to the designer outlet centre, according to county-based stylist Lola Royle.
She helps the Quays with its marketing and said the new arrival is a major coup.
"Me and my sister absolutely love All Saints," she said.
"I was told about them coming to the Quays a few days ago and it's incredible news.
"It will bring so many more people to the Quays from all over the place, it's going to be a really big draw for a lot of shoppers."
It also means more good news for job hunters in the city.
The company is advertising for two stylists, a manager, assistant manager and a floor manager.
After last week's announcement about The North Face and Jacques Vert, Jason Pullen, centre manager at Gloucester Quays, said: "We are gearing up for what is set to be our biggest Christmas yet.
"The Quayside is continuing to expand. All our retailers are getting ready for the Christmas rush."
It's set to be a record-breaking festive period at the Quays, led by the December opening of the new Cineworld, the imminent arrival of which has kick-started the centre's recent run of big name new arrivals in both the clothing and nightlife markets.