12th December 2023
Christmas has come early for shoppers as Northern Ireland’s only premier designer outlet, The Boulevard officially opens the doors to two new tenants before the end of the year, signalling retailer confidence in the scheme.
Joining an already strong offering of luxury clothing, House of Cavani opened at the Lotus Property owned shopping outlet on Friday 8 December 2023, where it will boast a range of contemporary menswear and formalwear, perfect for the modern gentleman. Taking a 2,000 sq ft unit on the west of the scheme, the menswear brand will create employment for 6 additional jobs for the local area.
Positioned conveniently between capital cities, Belfast and Dublin, The Boulevard continues to attract top brands and also welcomes men’s shirt designer Double TWO to the outlet this month in a 1,400 sq ft unit. Double TWO opened its first Northern Ireland store at the designer outlet, creating 6 jobs, where it will carry a range of its iconic men’s shirts as well as casualwear clothing and ladies fashions, perfect for Christmas gifting.
In addition to the new store openings at The Boulevard, a number of existing tenants are also doubling down on their commitment to the scheme with multiple brands extending their lease or upsizing their stores.
Longstanding tenant, Next and pop-up turned permanent tenant, Molton Brown both signed significant renewals this year as well as the much-loved candle brand, Yankee Candle, following huge success in sales at the NI designer outlet. Mountain Warehouse upsized its footprint at The Boulevard to total 3,552sq ft and opened the classic surf brand, ANIMAL onsite and following record sales, global denim fashion brand Levi’s® moved to a more prominent unit in the scheme, taking 50% more space to meet shopper demands.
Asset Manager at Lotus Property, Paul McCann said: “We are delighted to welcome a host of new stores to the scheme in time for Christmas and also to secure ongoing commitment from existing tenants in 2023. It is a testament to how The Boulevard and its tenants are performing that we are consistently seeing strong interest turning into signings at our scheme.
“The Boulevard continues to record strong sales and footfall figures year-round, which will only be further bolstered by the new brands available to our loyal customers.”
The Boulevard is owned by Lotus Property, advised by Johnstone Property Consultants and KLM Real Estate.
House of Cavani and Double TWO join existing tenants such as kate spade ny, Levi’s, GUESS, Kurt Geiger, Dune London, M&S, Next, Jack Wills, Timberland, Under Armour, Crew Clothing and Joules.