Independent clothing store, Ness, has opened in St. Enoch Centre bringing its unique tartan designs to Glasgow for the first time.
With a range of bags, purses, coats, jackets, footwear, gifts, hats, knitwear Ness has built up a loyal customer base with shoppers looking for the hottest new styles.
Ness was first launched in 1997 by Canadian Adrienne Macaulay, and her Scottish husband Gordon, and has since gone from strength to strength with a host of famous faces regularly seen wearing the store’s merchandise.
Adrienne Macauley, owner of Ness, said: “Chrissie Hynde bought tweed jackets for all of her kids, Nancy Cartwright from The Simpsons bought knitwear for her family and I saw a picture of Lorraine Kelly with our luggage.”
Ness currently has stores in Edinburgh including two on the Royal Mile however the new store in the recently revamped St. Enoch Centre is a first for Glasgow.
Adrienne said: “We’ve always wanted to come to Glasgow. The response so far has been fantastic.”
Susan Nicol, General Manager of St. Enoch Centre: “We are delighted to welcome Ness to the Centre and are sure its excellent range of clothing and accessories will be a huge success with our shoppers.
“We have welcomed a wide range of well-known brand names and stores to St. Enoch since our £150M transformation began and with Cult Clothing set to launch its largest UK store at St. Enoch later this month we are continuing to increase the choice and variety we offer shoppers.”
Stuart Patrick, chief executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, said: “This latest addition to the St Enoch Centre is yet another example of Glasgow's diverse and vibrant retail offering. The city's retail sector continues to do well under difficult trading conditions and an international brand like Ness choosing to open a new store on the Style Mile underlines the city's position as one of Europe's top shopping and tourist destinations.”
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About St. Enoch Centre
St. Enoch Centre, owned and managed by Ivanhoe Cambridge, is located in Glasgow's busy city centre, one of the UK's top shopping destinations outside London.
The first of its kind in Scotland, St. Enoch Centre was officially opened in 1989 and has since become one of the city's favourite shopping destinations.