Watches of Switzerland unveils refurbished St David's store
The St David’s Partnership, owners of St David’s in Cardiff, one of the UK’s premier retail and leisure destinations, has today announced that Watches of Switzerland, a British retailer of Swiss and British watches, officially unveiled their newly refurbished store at St David’s.
Opening in time for Christmas, the new fit-out features the addition of a prestigious Rolex showroom, positioning the store as the prime destination for Rolex watches in Cardiff. The St David’s store is now the first and exclusive stockist of Bremont in Cardiff, the luxury aviation-themed British watchmakers who design famously durable and precise timepieces. The refurbishment has also brought with it an enlarged TAG Heuer boutique, and Panerai, an Italian brand with Swiss technology, has been given a greater presence with a wider stock range.
Speaking on behalf of the St David’s Partnership, a joint venture between Landsec and intu, Colin Flinn, intu’s regional managing director - west, said: “The launch of the newly refurbished Watches of Switzerlandstore offers our visitors a chic, well-appointed space and an expanded product range to shop from this Christmas. Watches of Switzerland’s choice to invest in the store and offer exclusive ranges here, is a reflection of how highly the brand values the St David’s store and our loyal customers.”
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About St David’s Cardiff
St David’s shopping centre provides over 1.4 million sq ft of retail and leisure space and over 180 stores. Since opening its doors in 2009, it has put Cardiff firmly on the map as one of the UK’s best shopping cities and has an annual footfall of 38 million; one of the largest in the UK.
St David’s has secured a continuous stream of high calibre retailer and restaurant openings over the past five years, including many brands that have made their debut or introduced new concept stores into Wales such as Superdry opening its first dedicated Superdry Sports entrance in the UK. Recent brands also include Stradivarius, Big Moose Café, CK Underwear, Virgin Holidays and Oliver Bonas.
St David’s is anchored by Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and the largest John Lewis outside of London. The centre is also home to a mix of national and international retailers, such as Primark and River Island, in addition to premium brands and independents. These include Hugo Boss, Radley, Vivienne Westwood and Jo Malone. The dining offer at St David’s is equally impressive, with brands such as Wahaca and wagamama.
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