Laings Jewellers has opened the doors to a luxurious new £1 million store in Southampton’s Westquay shopping centre.
Laings the Jewellers, which was recently acquired by Laings of Glasgow following Michael Laing’s retirement, has closed its Parkhouse store on Above Bar in Southampton, and opened the doors to Laings Hampshire – a new flagship showroom in the city’s main shopping centre on Harbour Parade.
Located in a prime location in a new luxury retail corner of Westquay on the lower ground floor close to Apple, Russell & Bromley, John Lewis and Cath Kidston amongst others, Laings Hampshire’s new 2,820 sq. ft. showroom benefits from ease of parking and accessibility, and a higher footfall in the city than the retailer’s previous spot on the high street.
Joe Walsh, chief executive officer of Laings, comments: “This store opening is an exciting move for our company and follows the recent news that we have re-merged the Laing family businesses.
“We are entering a new era with a national presence for Laings with seven luxury stores across the UK. The Parkhouse name may have changed and our new management team on board but our values, exceptional brands and the highest levels of service all remain. We look forward to welcoming all of our lovely customers into our new showroom.”
Fitted out to the highest specification, the showroom is decorated with contemporary, light and spacious interiors in-keeping with the company’s 9000ft showroom in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. It is also home to Laings fine diamond and bespoke jewellery collections as well as luxury watch brands including Rolex, Patek Philippe and IWC Schaffhausen.
Karla Ducker, general manager at Laings Hampshire, adds: “Our new store looks incredible and we’re thrilled to finally open for our customers. It’s an incredibly exciting time for LAINGS; we have a rich history steeped in experience yet dynamic and relevant. This move will enable us to deliver more of a unique, luxury retail experience to shoppers from within the Southampton area and further afield.”