POPULAR shopping centre Braehead is opening four new shops. 

The retail brands, which cover jewellery, sportswear, menswear and homeware, have been confirmed to open over the summer.

Well-known name Laura Ashley is opening a section within Next's home store and will sell a range of furniture and homeware items.

Affordable jewellery brand Lovisa will be trading their accessories after they open a unit in the summer.

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Meanwhile, shoppers can expect to see a new brand from across the pond as Lids, an American fan and sports store, will soon be coming to the Renfrew mall.

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Commenting on Lids’ new store, Britten Maughan, President of Lids Sports Group, said: “Lids is excited to bring American Sports and fashion to the mall:

"We offer a large assortment of hats and jerseys and carry top brands like Nike, New Era, Adidas and Mitchell and Ness.

"With over 1,000 hat options to choose from we immediately become the best place to buy a hat!”

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Braehead will also soon be home to a leading menswear retailer, Suit Direct, which will open its doors in July. 

Mark Cotter, CEO of Baird Group, owners of SD by Suit Direct, said: “We’re delighted to be opening our new store in Braehead. Our vision is to be the go-to destination for contemporary and inspiring menswear brands.

"With this new store, we as a brand are aiming to help fill the void in affordable and stylish menswear left by the unfortunate closure of other high street and shopping centre stores over the past 18 months and we are extremely excited for the future of the brand."

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Mark added: “At Baird Group we are incredibly proud of our rich history of more than 100 years across manufacturing, wholesale and retail and this new store offers a one-stop-shop for all things men’s fashion - from three-piece suits to casual winter essentials, plus a wide range of accessories.

"We provide affordable suits for all occasions including weddings, workwear and proms, plus a range of casual polo shirts, jackets and jumpers and accessories.”

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The new additions to Braehead follow the recent openings of milkshake stand Shakeaholic, a 17,000sqft H&M store, and affordable fashion retailer Vanilla, which marked the first in Scotland

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Steve Gray, Head of European Retail Asset Management at Global Mutual, which owns the mall, said: “It is set to be a busy few weeks at the centre, with a great selection of brands opening their doors for the first time, providing our visitors with something new to enjoy.

“These signings will significantly bolster our overall offer and keep our retail line-up compelling – driving spend and continued post-pandemic recovery.

“The news attests to continued confidence in bricks and mortar stores. As Scotland’s premier retail and leisure destination, space at Braehead remains in high demand amongst brands.

"Our prime location – close to Glasgow - and excellent transport links means guaranteed footfall and a high-quality tenant mix.”