Goldsmiths’ WestQuay store in Southampton will reopen this week (Dec 10) following a luxury £1m refurbishment.
The refurbished Goldsmiths store will introduce new brands such as Gucci Jewellery, Rado, Oris and Hamilton. It will also feature dedicated OMEGA, Breitling, Longines and TAG Heuer branded areas, providing a shop-in-shop experience and introduce boutique.Goldsmiths to the city.
Goldsmiths values bespokes services and the refurbished store will offer servicing and cleaning of consumer’s treasured pieces. The bespoke section of the shop features a brand-new seating area, adjacent to the store’s engagement and wedding ring counters, providing a perfect place for customers to discuss their bridal needs.
Craig Bolton, executive brand director for Goldsmiths, say: “The refurbishment is hugely exciting news for Southampton. The WestQuay refurbishment not only offers our customers a higher-quality, luxury experience, it also showcases some of our most sought-after fashion brands in the boutique.Goldsmiths store. We truly believe that WestQuay customers will enjoy the new-look interior and extended fashion area.”
The refurbishment will also see the introduction of boutique.Goldsmiths, which will stock fashion jewellery and watches. WestQuay is one of a few shopping centres in the UK to introduce boutique.Goldsmiths this year.
boutique.Goldsmiths caters to the younger generation and offers a unique mix of fashion-led brands such as Michael Kors, Emporio Armani, Marc Jacobs and Olivia Burton.
14 more job positions have been created to accommodate the expansion of boutique.Goldsmiths. The store will boast a 26-strong team of highly trained full and part time employees, managed by the store managers, Paul Kitchen and Yalda Kader.
Andy Collyer, general manager of WestQuay, comments: “It’s always exciting when a retailer wants to refresh their store, it gives our visitors a new and exciting experience, so we’re delighted that Goldsmiths has invested in the store. It’s a positive affirmation of what a vibrant shopping destination WestQuay is and it is great to see Goldsmiths reopen in time for Christmas.”
Customers are invited to visit the newly-refurbished store on its opening weekend (December 12-13) and enjoy champagne whilst they browse. On Saturday 12, there will be a competition whereby shoppers can pick a golden envelope at random and be in with the chance of winning two designer watches, worth over £400.