Cwmbran tailor-made for Roman clothing store

A national women’s clothing chain has opened a store at one of Wales’ largest shopping centres, creating six new jobs in the process.

Roman now occupies a 1,733 square foot site in the Mall, located at Cwmbran Shopping. The move forms part of the brand’s plans to expand further in Wales, where it currently has 26 stores.

The store opening has created six new jobs for the local community, and forms part of the chain’s ambitious plans to open a new store across the UK every week.

With a main customer base of women aged 30 and over, the retailer stocks clothes from sizes 10-22 to suit all occasions, including shoes, accessories and formal outfits.

The British family-owned business began as a clothing manufacturer in 1957, with its own label brand stocked in many high street shops from 1994. Four years later, the company launched its first stand-alone store, and it now has 150 shops across the UK.

Store Manager Claire Wakeham, who has over 25 years of experience in retail, said:

“We are thrilled with the public response to our brand at Cwmbran, which has exceeded all expectations.

“Our customers are very loyal and many visitors to our shop have mentioned how glad they are to have a Roman store in Cwmbran, as many of them previously travelled as far as Bridgend and Abergavenny to shop with us.

“We were keen to open a shop in Cwmbran due to its accessible location. The shopping centre is an ideal site for a brand like ours that appeals to such a wide range of shoppers.”

Paul Rich, Centre Manager of Cwmbran Shopping, said:

“We are thrilled Roman has chosen Cwmbran Shopping for its latest store in Wales. It has built a reputable name for quality clothing at reasonable prices, and we have already had very positive feedback from many customers who are very pleased that the brand has arrived here.

“It is a welcome addition to Cwmbran Shopping’s portfolio, and we are confident that the brand’s loyal customer base will be delighted by everything else on offer at the centre.”