Stirling Mall Adds Two More Fashion Names Amid Covid Bounce


The Thistles Center in Stirling, pictured before Covid, has more than 70 shops and cafes.

The Thistles Center in Stirling, pictured before Covid, has more than 70 shops and cafes.

Blue Inc, a men’s clothing brand offering “affordable and trendy looks”, will operate from a unit previously occupied by Burton, which disappeared from Main Street after the collapse of the Arcadia Group.

Meanwhile, Leading Labels, a multi-brand fashion retailer offering a selection of women’s and men’s clothing, will be housed next door in a slightly larger unit.

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The new stores are joining the hub after the arrival of watch and jewelry repair company Time Inc and beauty kiosk Beauty Boutique in May this year.

Bosses said the mall has grown steadily since it fully reopened in April, following the lifting of Covid’s restrictions on non-essential retail.

Gary Turnbull, director of the Thistles center, which opened in 1977 before being expanded with the addition of the Thistle Marches development, said: “We are delighted to welcome Leading Labels and Blue Inc to the center. They are a fantastic addition and are already proving extremely popular with our visitors.

“After a troubling 2020 and the start of the year, things are really improving, with attendance getting much closer to what it was in 2019, before the pandemic, which is really encouraging.

“As things slowly return to normal, we continue to keep visitors safe with a number of Covid-compliant security measures in place to ensure everyone feels as comfortable as possible during their visits. shopping in the center. “

The shopping center houses more than 70 shops and cafes.

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