The largest Zara clothing store in the region has this week re-opened in a popular North East shopping mall after a renovation took place to double its size.

Zara, located in the Red Mall of Gateshead's Metrocentre opened its doors on Thursday(September 28) to an excited crowd of shoppers.

The store area is now spread over two floors located opposite tech giant Apple expanding to a total of 42,000 sqft with new stock in its men, women and children departments.

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Ben Cox of Sovereign Centros, Senior Asset Manager for Metrocentre, said: “As the only Zara store in the region it has been amazing to see the reaction from our shoppers for the return of this much-loved brand. 

“To be the location of choice within the North East for another retail giant further reinforces Metrocentre’s position as the dominant trading location in the North East. 

“The Zara opening comes at an exciting time for the centre and marks the first in a series of new additions with Treetop Golf opening next week and Flannels, Sports Direct, Everlast Gym and Flying Tiger set to open in November.” 

Organisers have affirmed this up-scale strategy to bring the “biggest and best flagship stores”  to Metrocentre. 

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Zara’s new store adds to the centre’s portfolio of occupier giants such as Flannels, JD Sports, H&M, Harrods Beauty, River Island and Next.  

The new store will be open from 9am to 9pm from Monday to Saturday and 10:30am to 5pm on Sundays.