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19 October 2012

Pringle of Scotland kicks off new luxury fashion quarter development in Hackney

LUXURY knitwear label Pringle of Scotland opened a new store in Hackney today (19 October) – and is offering a 10 per cent discount on all sales over its first weekend.

Pringle bought out the old Duke of Wellington pub in Morning Lane earlier this year, and the new shop is one of the first of many big names which Hackney Council hopes to entice into the area in a £5million bid to turn this part of the borough into a designer store district.

The aim is to capitalise on the success of the nearby Burberry outlet in Chatham Place, which is already famous for its knockdown prices and remains a popular tourist destination, attracting more than 500,000 customers per year.

Now fashion brands, architects, the council and property developers want to turn the surrounding business district into a fashion retail hub similar to the Bicester Outlet Village. The Oxfordshire shopping centre features brands such as Prada, Gucci and Dior and had 5.5million visitors last year, with two thirds coming from outside the UK.

More than £5million was bagged by the council for the Homerton development last year, with around 200 jobs earmarked to go to local people.

Cllr Guy Nicholson, Hackney's Cabinet Member for Renegeration, said the project was an 'extraordinary opportunity' to make the most out of Hackney's reputation as a home for fashion designers and small clothing manufacturers.

Pringle of Scotland store on Morning Lane in Hackney

Pringle of Scotland store on Morning Lane in Hackney

Pringle of Scotland store on Morning Lane in Hackney

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