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Tessuti makes Ireland debut with new flagship store at Belfast’s Victoria Square

Tom Bottomley
09 December 2022

JD Sports Group owned premium fashion retailer Tessuti has opened a new 12,900 sq ft store in the prime William Street entrance to Victoria Square shopping centre in Belfast – its first flagship store in Ireland.

The store is selling designer collections for men, women and children, featuring brands including Emporio Armani, Versace Jeans Couture, Moose Knuckles, Polo Ralph Lauren, Billionaire Boys Club, Parajumpers and Sandbanks.

Chris Rowan, Director of Brand and Customer Connection at Tessuti, said: “We are so pleased to have opened our Ireland flagship and showcase our latest concept in a new region. The destination has provided us with a prime central location in the heart of Belfast, and it is great to have launched in time for the festive period.”

Russell Banham, UK Head at German fund Commerz Real, owner of Victoria Square, commented: “Tessuti’s first luxury flagship store (in Ireland) provides Victoria Square’s visitors with yet another unique shopping experience. Tessuti delivers a vast selection of designer brands under one roof which extends the overall breadth of our retail offer.

“We are pleased to welcome Tessuti to Victoria Square for its Ireland debut, joining Gilly Hicks, Sweaty Betty, and the first Irish store for Whistles. We have no doubt that Tessuti will play a central role in the growth of our scheme for 2023.”

The opening of Tessuti follows a successful third quarter at Victoria Square in 2022 with sales up by 20% against the same period in pre-pandemic 2019.

In August of this year, Tessuti opened an upsized flagship store at Liverpool ONE. At 22,000 sq ft it’s four times the size of its previous space at Liverpool’s premium shopping destination.

In the same month, the retailer also announced it is to open a new 14,100 sq ft flagship store at the Bullring in Birmingham in early 2023. The store will become the brand’s largest space in the West Midlands and will be located on the shopping centre’s upper level.

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