Interest Towards High Caliber Brands Remain Among Prudent Consumers

Shop fitouts are very important for commercial spaces to enhance the experience of their customers. A shop fitout is also the strategy used in commercial developments to be able to secure high quality tenants that will improve retail experience.

Barbour and Timberland, a leading outwear brand, has increased their market presence in Scotland with their arrival at Livingston’s Designer Outlet Centre. Timberland, the iconic American footwear brand opened a 3,181 square feet unit while Barbour; the British-based wax jacket manufacturer opened a 1,601 square feet unit. Both brands will be offering discounts on footwear, outerwear and apparel.

With the entry of the two brands, the total volume of space exchanged at the Designer Outlet Centre will bring the total to 25,335 square feet. According the recent figures from Q2 trading, Livingston Designer Outlet was up by 10% in sales like-for-like and up by 4% in footfall compared to the previous year.

The figures prove the increasing appeal of discount shopping among consumers and the interest towards high calibre brands the Outlet has managed to secure. According to Colin Brooks, managing director of The Realm and owner of the centre, the previous year has seen an impressive combination of premium and high-end retailers to complement the other brands that are already in the centre.

In spite of the present trend for more prudent spending habits in full-price retail, retail stores understand the growing popularity of discount shopping among consumers and the resulting turnover that will be achieved. This is probably the reason for different brands to enter the market.

Furthermore, there is a positive impact on existing players who are making investments on shop fitouts in their full-price stores. This is proven by Hugo Boss’ additional outlay at the Livingston. It is also expected that domestic and foreign customers will continue to patronize the premium sector.

Retail stores have to maximize available space and the best solution is shop fitouts in Canberra that will create a comfortable and aesthetic place to enhance customer experience. A team will deliver the right solutions to maximize mobility and accessibility including appearance. The end result will be a carefully designed and planned version of your original vision and goal.