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Armani, Under Armour and Joules set to open at Ashford Designer Outlet

By Georgia Woolf

A luxury designer clothing brand is set to open at Ashford Designer Outlet.

Armani looks set to open in the centre's £90 million expansion, which is due to be completed this October.

The Italian fashion brand - founded by Giorgio Armani - designs, manufactures and distributes retail and lifestyle products including T-shirts, accessories, watches, home interiors and fragrances.

Ashford Designer Outlet. Picture: Four Communications
Ashford Designer Outlet. Picture: Four Communications

The centre is currently advertising for a store manager, assistant manager and stock controller to form the team at the new store.

The Careers section of the website says: "We are looking for an experienced, inspirational store manager to lead the team at our brand new store opening at the Designer Outlet in Ashford."

Applications for all three positions are open until Saturday, August 31.

The extension is set to open this autumn
The extension is set to open this autumn

American Sportswear company Under Armour and clothing and homeware brand Joules - which sells products inspired by British country lifestyles are also set to open in the multi-million pound expansion.

Both companies are advertising for staff members to join new stores at the Designer Outlet.

Set to open in autumn, the expansion will see 50 stores added to the centre - creating 500 jobs.

A notice on an new unit states that homeware store Joules is coming soon
A notice on an new unit states that homeware store Joules is coming soon

Centre manager Peter Corr said: "We are thrilled to be welcoming premium and luxury brands to the centre as part of our £90 million expansion.

"A new food piazza and interactive children’s play area are also part of the development, opening this coming October. As a result, we are delighted to bring up to 500 new job opportunities to the Ashford local community."

Last week, bosses confirmed that Krispy Kreme will open at the centre on Tuesday, August 20.

Part of the new extension at Ashford Designer Outlet
Part of the new extension at Ashford Designer Outlet

Pret A Manger and YoSushi! have already opened on the site, while popular burger brand Five Guys will be launching a branch soon.

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