International retailer Guess to launch its first North East store

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International retailer Guess is to launch its first store in the north east of England at intu Metrocentre in Gateshead.

intu, owner of some of the country’s most popular shopping destinations, has agreed terms for Guess, which currently has 12 UK stores in the south and north west, to open a 3,853 sq ft store in the summer that will join intu Metrocentre’s growing number of aspirational brands.

Other luxury brands at the centre include Flannels, Kurt Geiger and Tessuti, and BOSS also launched its newest store there this month.

Kate Grant, regional director at intu, said: “Guess will be the second international fashion brand to launch at intu Metrocentre this year, reflecting the confidence that exists in the centre and the north east region as a place where overseas and aspirational retailers can flourish.”

“Our ongoing investment in the centre is continuing to attract these aspirational brands and bringing a smile to the increasing number of affluent shoppers visiting intu Metrocentre.”