Coach, Kate Spade, Hugo Boss, Levi’s and Lacoste will be opening at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands this year, bosses have said.
These fashion labels will also be joined by Gant and Radley, while Under Armour and Nike will complete a line-up of sportswear and athleisure brands.
Major fashion brands already confirmed for the development include Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, Calvin Klein, Ted Baker, Reiss, Kurt Geiger, Adidas, Asics, Skechers and Joules.
Wagamama, Starbucks and Five Guys will make up the first mix of food and beverage brands, with their restaurants overlooking the Mill Green Nature Reserve.
The centre was initially set to open in September 2020 but due to coronavirus it was pushed back to spring 2021.
Other brands previously announced include Clogau Gold, Molton Brown, Superdry, Hobbs and Phase 8, Dune, Haribo, Lindt, 883 Police, Yankee Candle, Le Creuset, Bedeck, Luke, The Cosmetic Company, Moss Bros, GAP, Pavers, Portmeirion, Mountain Warehouse, Pro Cook, Beauty Outlet and Sunglass Hut.
Mike Thomas, centre manager at Designer Outlet West Midlands, said: “We’re delighted to be unveiling these highly sought-after brand partners as we move steadily closer to opening in the spring.
"It’s incredibly exciting to see such globally renowned names in fashion and sportswear coming to Cannock and to see local people starting to fill the excellent mix of new jobs being created. We can’t wait to welcome our very first guests and provide them with our exceptional McArthurGlen shopping experience.”
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands will host up to 80 brands in its first phase, offering year-round savings of up to 60 per cent.
Spanning 285,000 square feet in total over two phases, the centre is creating 1,000 new retail jobs for the local community, supporting around £20 million of employment income each year.
The centre will also feature a children’s play area, a dancing fountain, bicycle parking, electric car charging points, beehives, and access to the adjacent nature reserve and its network of footpaths.
The project is a joint venture between McArthurGlen, Aviva Investors and The Richardson Family. Together, the development has committed £15 million to a highway improvements programme that has enhanced the nearby road network, along with a £1.5 million package to support local projects, including ongoing maintenance of the Mill Green Nature Park.
Councillor George Adamson, leader of Cannock Chase Council, said: “I am really pleased to see the exciting brand names opening at McArthurGlen West Midlands, and it’s great to see that it’s still progressing during the pandemic. The local economy is going to be hit hard from this pandemic and the designer outlet will give it a huge boost once restrictions are lifted and they are able to open.
"The recent online jobs fair organised by Job Centre Plus was a great success and the designer outlet will bring many jobs for local people. I am looking forward to it opening in Spring this year.”
Hobbs and Phase 8
The Cosmetic Company