Outlet shops to open on 22 June with 75% off
The first new outlet stores will open in Princes Quay on Thursday 22 June, including a huge new flagship Next Outlet alongside several other retailers, creating up to 150 jobs for local people.
Shoppers will be able to enjoy savings of up to 75%, as Princes Quay becomes the first shopping centre in the country to host both high street and outlet stores.
Next Outlet will stock over 40,000 items of womenswear, menswear, children’s wear and shoes, with permanent savings of up to 50%, plus regular additional discounts throughout the year. From 22 June, shoppers will be able to enjoy a special opening sale, with savings of 75% across the store.
Alongside Next Outlet, Bags Etc, Ben Sherman, Cotton Traders, Hallmark, Julian Charles, Skopes, Sole Trader and Suits Direct will also open on 22 June, with more stores later in the year.
Ray Cliff, Head of Centre Management, who is heading up the redevelopment of Princes Quay, said:
“This £20m investment is a great addition to the city – we’re bringing outlet shopping into the heart of Hull for the very first time, so shoppers will have more choice, right on their doorstep, without having to travel to Leeds or York.
“There are some common misconceptions about outlet shopping being tatty and end of the line ranges, but as anyone that has visited an outlet will know, there’s much more choice and great quality products on offer at fantastic prices.
“Next Outlet as our flagship store is a great addition to the centre and over the coming months we’ll be able to confirm even more names. I’m confident that the outlet level will be fully occupied by the end of the year.
“With new stores opening across the whole of centre and exciting plans we have for more community and cultural events, it spells a positive future for Princes Quay. This is just the start.”
A total revamp has taken place on the upper level to make way for 24 new outlet stores. The whole of Princes Quay has also undergone some cosmetic improvements, including new ceilings, flooring and lighting giving a fresh, bright and modern look to the 26-year-old shopping centre as it is set to become the first in the UK to host outlet and high street stores under one roof.