A FASHION designer whose shoes are worn by X Factor judge Cheryl Cole and actress Angelina Jolie is opening his first shop outside of London in the North-East.
Terry de Havilland is adding a store in Newcastle to his flagship base just off London’s famous Carnaby Street.
The designer, whose wife Liz hails from Newcastle, has now chosen Jesmond’s Clayton Road as only his second UK outlet.
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More stores are planned as the brand continues to grow globally.
The Terry de Havilland design studio will remain in London, but his online sales and commercial office will now be based in Newcastle.
The store is now open and an official launch is planned for the end of the month. The store stocks his main line collection as well as some special offers and samples exclusive to the North East.
The first phase of the expansion of the Terry de Havilland brand has been overseen by Newcastle law firm Sintons.
Darren Spurling, managing director of Terry de Havilland, is overseeing the creation of the Jesmond store.
He said: “Newcastle is a very vibrant city and one which has a growing reputation as both a social and shopping destination. We are delighted to bring the Terry de Havilland brand here. With our online and commercial operations now operating out of Newcastle, the city will play a key role in the further expansion of Terry de Havilland. We already have plans in place to open further standalone stores in our key markets, which we hope to bring to fruition in the near future.”