Flannels to expand into Republic of Ireland with three new stores
The plans will see FLANNELS stores open in Cork, Blanchardstown and a flagship store in Dublin, all set to open between Autumn 2022 and Summer 2023.
The 30,000 sq ft store new flagship will open in the former Clerys Department store on O’Connell Street between November 2022 and January 2023 and will be the retailer's first flagship outside the UK.
The new Flannels stores will trade the same brands as in its UK outlets, including Burberry, Off-White, and Balenciaga, offering the same range of services including Flannels Beauty and pop-up concepts.
David Epstein, Managing Director of Frasers, said: “Our ambitious plans mark a pivotal moment for the business, as we continue to expand and invest, we’re excited to enhance our presence throughout Europe and bring modern and engaging retail spaces to multiple locations in Ireland. As FLANNELS continues to disrupt and rethink retail, we’re excited to become the go-to luxury destination for a new audience and meet the ever-evolving demands of consumers, by providing an immersive retail experience.”
FLANNELS entry into a new market marks its continuing retail expansion, having opened a new store in Hertfordshire in December 2021, Romford and Brighton in October, Leicester and Livingston in August, and a new beauty concept concept in its Southampton store in November.