• Ashford Designer Outlet: The imminent arrival of 50 new brands will showcase £90m expansion

    29/11/2019 | Blog | admin
  • It’s set to open in autumn this year

    A huge designer shopping outlet is preparing to unveil its £90 million expansion – and it’s just an hour from Essex.McArthurGlen Ashford Designer Outlet will finally relaunch in autumn this year after first opening in 2000.

    The plans will see an extra 50 stores extending the 185,000 sq ft centre by 100,000 sq ft.This means the outlet will have more than 130 stores, restaurants and cafes when work is completed, with the owners claiming it will become “one of the UK’s flagship fashion, food and homeware destinations.”Ashford Designer Outlet is just one hour away from parts of Essex like Grays and Purfleet.It already boasts 70 top brand name stores such as Kurt Geiger, Hugo Boss, Fred Perry, Lacoste and Polo Ralph Lauren.

    Planning approval was granted by Ashford Borough Council in September 2015 after the blueprints were unveiled in 2014.This is when Primark’s huge new Bluewater Shopping Centre store will open near Essex,The application saw more than 40 stores banned from moving into the revamped Outlet once it is complete – but it also saw a list of ‘approved retailers’ put forth.A council spokesperson previously told Kent Live: “We want the Designer Outlet Centre and town centre working in a complementary way and providing something that will attract visitors and improve Ashford’s overall offer.

    “In order to do so we need these controls in place in respect of restaurants that can open at the Outlet. “It’s important to note that the agreement was negotiated with McArthurGlen and not imposed on them by the council. There is also a mechanism in place to keep the situation under review.“We believe this is one of the first agreements in the country and demonstrates our commitment to ensuring Ashford’s town centre continues to thrive, alongside an expanded Designer Outlet Centre.”

    Dinotropolis at Bluewater Shopping Centre announce exciting new expansion

    Below is a list of approved retailers for the expanded scheme.The list was put together a few years back as part of the larger application for the centre’s expansion and includes some brands which have already opened at the Outlet, such as Barbour.

    1. 7 For All Mankind
    2. Adidas
    3. Agent Provocateur
    4. Alfred Dunhill
    5. All Saints
    6. Amefa
    7. American Eagle
    8. Andrea Mattia
    9. Anne Fontaine
    10. Annoushka
    11. Anthropologie
    12. Antler
    13. Anya Hindmarch
    14. Armani
    15. Armani Ex
    16. Asics
    17. Austin Reed
    18. Bally
    19. Banana Republic
    20. Bang & Olufsen
    21. Barbour
    22. Basler
    23. Bedeck
    24. Bellissimo
    25. Belstaff
    26. Ben Sherman
    27. Berghaus
    28. Billabong
    29. Bonpoint
    30. Bose
    31. Botega Veneta
    32. Brooks Brothers
    33. Burberry
    34. Cadenza
    35. Calvin Klein
    36. Carolina Herrera
    37. Celine
    38. Chapelle
    39. Charles Tyrwhitt
    40. Chisholm Hunter
    41. Chloe
    42. Christy Towels
    43. Churchs
    44. Coast
    45. Coccinelle
    46. Cos
    47. Cotton Traders
    48. Crag Hoppers
    49. Cross Pens
    50. Daniel Footwear
    51. David Clulow
    52. Denby
    53. Diane Von Furstenberg
    54. Diesel
    55. Dior
    56. DKNY
    57. Dolce & Gabbana
    58. Dune
    59. East
    60. Ermenigildo Zegna
    61. Esprit
    62. Fendi
    63. Fiorelli
    64. Folli
    65. Follie
    66. Fossil
    67. Fred Perry
    68. Furla Gaggia
    69. Gant
    70. Ghost
    71. Gieves & Hawkes
    72. Gina
    73. GStar
    74. Gucci
    75. Guess Hackett
    76. Hearts on Fire
    77. Heidi Klum
    78. Henry Lloyd
    79. Hobbs
    80. Hollister
    81. Home & Cook
    82. Hornby
    83. Hugo Boss
    84. J Crew
    85. Jack Wolfskin
    86. Jacques Vert
    87. Jaeger
    88. Jeff Banks
    89. Jimmy Choo
    90. Joseph Joules
    91. Juicy Couture
    92. K.I.D.S
    93. Kate Spade
    94. Kenzo
    95. Kipling
    96. Klass
    97. Kurt Geiger
    98. Kytch & Sync
    99. La Perla
    100. Lacoste
    101. Lakeland Leather
    102. Lalique
    103. Le Creuset
    104. Levi’s
    105. Lindt
    106. Links
    107. LK Bennett
    108. Loewe
    109. Lola & Grace
    110. Longchamp
    111. Loro Piana
    112. Lulu Guiness
    113. Marc Jacobs
    114. Marni
    115. Massimo Dutti
    116. Max Mara
    117. MCM
    118. Michael Kors
    119. Mint Velvet
    120. Missoni
    121. Molton Brown
    122. Moncler
    123. Mulberry
    124. Musto
    125. N.Peal
    126. Neal’s Yard
    127. Nicole Farhi
    128. Nike
    129. Oakley
    130. Oliver Bonas
    131. O’Neill
    132. Original Penguin
    133. Oscar de la Renta
    134. Osprey
    135. Paul Costelhoe
    136. Paul Smith
    137. Penhaligons
    138. Polo Ralph Lauren
    139. Portmeirion
    140. Prada
    141. Pull and Bear Radley
    142. Ralph Lauren Home
    143. Rectella
    144. Reebok
    145. Regatta
    146. Reiss
    147. Roberto Cavalli
    148. Rupert Sanderson
    149. Russell and Bromley
    150. Saint Laurent Paris
    151. Saltrock
    152. Salvatore Ferragomo
    153. Samsonite
    154. Sandro
    155. Savoy Taylors Guild
    156. Sergio Rossi
    157. Sheridan
    158. Skechers
    159. Smythson
    160. Sonos Spane NK
    161. Stars & Legends
    162. Stella McCartney
    163. Suit Direct
    164. Sunglass Hut
    165. Swarovski
    166. Tag Heuer
    167. Ted Baker
    168. Tefal
    169. Temperley
    170. Tempur
    171. The Kooples
    172. The North Face
    173. Thomas Pink
    174. Timberland
    175. Tod’s
    176. Tog 24
    177. Tommy Hilfiger
    178. Tory Burch
    179. Toshiba
    180. Tripp
    181. Triumph
    182. True Religion
    183. Tula
    184. Tumi
    185. Tutta Bella
    186. Ugg Australia
    187. Uniqlo
    188. Valentino Versace
    189. Victoria Secret
    190. Vivienne Westwood
    191. Watchstation
    192. Whistles
    193. Wonderbra
    194. World Belts
    195. Yankee Candles
    196. Yumi
    197. Zatchels
    198. Zwilling
    199. Aubade
    200. Cath Kidson
    201. Converse
    202. Dunhill
    203. Escada
    204. FF Group (members at 1/9/15)
    205. Hunter
    206. Inditex Group (excluding Zara and Zara Home)
    207. Jack Wills
    208. Karen Millen
    209. Kering Group (members at 1/9/15)
    210. Lulu Lemon
    211. LVMH (members at 1/9/15)
    212. New Balance
    213. Pinko
    214. SMCP
    215. Sonba Rykel
    216. Scotch & Soda
    217. Under Armour
    218. White Stuff
    219. VF Group
    220. Villebrequin
    221. Zegna

    Thanks to Ashford News for the post:- https://news.ashford.gov.uk/news/help-reshape-ashfords-town-centre/