Two new stores for Sunderland's Bridges shopping centre
Sunderland's The Bridges shopping centre is celebrating the arrival of a new face - and the return of an old one.
Plus size fashion brand Yours Clothing has reopened in the centre today, on the back of a trial run last year.
And centre bosses have also announced the arrival next month of a large branch of health food chain, Holland and Barrett.
The return of Yours Clothing comes on the back of a short-term lease the company previously took at unit 12, now occupied by stationery, books and art supplies outlet, The Works.
Managing director Resh Dorka said that had been such a success that the firm had been eager to return.
“Due to the high customer demand in Sunderland we have decided to reopen and relocate our store in the Bridges at a bigger and better location,” said Mr Dorka.
“To be able to bring the revamped Yours Clothing store back, by offering the latest fashions in sizes 14-36 for exceptional prices, will be exciting for our customers.”
The new Holland and Barrett will be occupying a unit opposite NEXT.
Bridges boss Andy Bradley said he was delighted two prestigious national retailers were taking up residence.
“The retail offer at the Bridges is getting stronger and stronger all the time,” he said.
“We know Yours was very successful when they were last here and we are delighted that they are now coming back.
“We are also thrilled to be able to welcome Holland and Barrett who we are sure will be very popular with our shoppers.”
Yours Clothing is opening with a special offer for all customers who sign up in advance for their emails, in the form of a £5 off voucher on their first purchase.
Anyone wanting to take advantage of the offer can join up at www.YoursClothing.co.uk.