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New Barbour outlet store at Clarks Village opening soon

21 November 2017

British luxury fashion brand, Barbour, is the latest brand to choose the UK’s first ever shopping outlet, Clarks Village, as its new stylish home. The new store will be operated by Outdoor and Country, and is opening very soon.

Designing, manufacturing and selling an iconic range of British, outdoor clothing and accessories, Barbour is renowned for its waxed, cotton jackets, weatherproofed outerwear, leather goods, shoes and accessories for men, women and children. The brand holds royal warrant to supply waterproof and protective clothing from Queen Elizabeth II in 1974, the Duke of Edinburgh in 1982, and Charles, Prince of Wales in 1987.

Jonathan Capener Managing Director of Outdoor and Country, comments, “I’m really excited today to reveal plans for our new Barbour partner Outlet store at Clarks Village, Street, Somerset. This brings our total number of stores to eight, and will be our first Barbour Outlet store, giving our customers even more choice when shopping with us. It’s a great privilege to be able to represent this iconic British brand in such a fabulous centre as Street.”

Outdoor and Country is an independent retailer for great British, lifestyle clothing and footwear brands, including Barbour. The multichannel retailer currently employees 70+ staff, across eight stores, as well as its online platform.

Chris Davis, Centre Manager at Clarks Village, comments, “We’re delighted to unveil Barbour as our new outlet store. We know our customers were disappointed when Orvis closed last year and we’ve listened to their requests to bring back Barbour to Clarks Village. We are thrilled that Barbour will be opening in time for our style loving shoppers before Christmas and are confident that they will enjoy all that the iconic British brand has to offer.”

The new Outdoor and Country, Barbour store will open very soon and will be located near Asics, Levi’s and Tefal.

Outdoor and Country are currently recruiting and for information about vacancies please visit www.outdoorandcountry.co.uk/jobs.

For more information about Clarks Village, please visit: www.clarksvillage.co.uk. To keep up to date with village life, follow the Clarks Village social media channels:

Facebook - www.facebook.com/clarksvillage
Twitter - @ClarksVillageUK
Instagram - www.instagram.com/clarksvillageuk

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About Outdoor and Country

Outdoor and Country is a brilliant place to buy great British style. We are an award winning independent retailer of Barbour, Joules, Dubarry, Timberland and many other associated lifestyle clothing and footwear brands. We are a contemporary store with a very traditional approach to looking after our customers. Our mantra is to bring style, hope and glory to shoppers. Put simply this means great looking clothes, beautifully put together to show you in your very best light. We have a long history of delighting our customers with our service. Independent reviews and trust surveys place us right at the top and we regularly win awards for customer satisfaction.

The independently owned business currently operates retail stores in Worcestershire, Shropshire, and throughout Staffordshire and Cheshire. Their bricks and mortar stores include three Barbour branded retail stores; high street stores in Knutsford and Shrewsbury, and a large out of town store in Blackbrook, near Newcastle-under-Lyme. The Blackbrook Barbour store is the UK’s largest independent Barbour partner retail store.

The Staffordshire based multichannel retailer trades online via its award winning www.OutdoorandCountry.co.uk website and currently employees 70+ staff.

About Clarks Village

Located at the heart of Somerset and set within landscaped gardens and paved walkways, this unique shopping experience offers discounts of up to 60% off RRP at over 90 high street and designer brands. Visitors can also relax and refuel in a range of cafes & late-opening restaurants.

Clarks Village opened in 1993 and was the first outlet centre in the UK and is now home to over 90 brands which include the likes of Superdry, Original Penguin, Joules, Hobbs, Molton Brown, Radley, Osprey London, Hotel Chocolat, Lindt, M&S, Gap, Sports Direct and is home to the largest Clarks Factory Outlet store in Europe.

Clarks Village has chosen Cancer Research UK and Somerset Wildlife Trust as its charity partners for 2017.

Winners of the Green Apple award for environment and waste management, and installation of solar panels ensures Clarks Village is one of the greenest shopping centres in the UK.

www.clarksvillage.co.uk

About Landsec

At Landsec, we believe great places are for people to experience and are made with the experience of great people. As the UK’s largest listed commercial property company, with 23.7 million sq ft of real estate and a portfolio valued at £14.2 billion, we own and manage some of the most successful and recognisable assets in the country.

In London, our portfolio totals more than £7.8 billion, and consists of 6.5 million sq ft of real estate. From the world-famous Piccadilly Lights to the transformation of Victoria, SW1, we deliver exceptional experiences for the businesses and people that live and work in, and visit, the capital.

In Retail, across our 17.2 million sq ft of assets, we create outstanding experiences for customers and guests alike. Combined with the strength and resilience of our portfolio, this means we regularly outperform industry benchmarks for footfall and sales. We offer more than convenience and choice, recognising that memorable destinations are key to attracting the shoppers and retailers of today, and tomorrow.

We also aim to lead our industry in critical long-term issues – from diversity and community employment, to carbon and climate resilience. Everything we do is grounded in experience and begins with people. We deliver value for our shareholders, great experiences for our customers and positive change for our communities. At Landsec, everything is experience.

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