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New York designer brand Coach set to open at Ashford Designer Outlet

A new clothing store is set to open at a shopping centre.

Luxury New York designer brand Coach - which already has a store in Bluewater - is set to open at Ashford Designer Outlet.

The extension is scheduled to open next month
The extension is scheduled to open next month

The announcement comes after KentOnline recently revealed a Haribo sweet shop will fill a spot in the centre's £90m expansion.

Customers will be able to sample sweet treats produced in the UK and exclusive products imported from Haribo factories across the world at the new store - which will be the first to open in the county and the south east of England.

Outlet bosses say once the extension is complete this autumn, 50 new brands will be added to the centre, creating 500 new jobs.

YO! Sushi, Pret A Manger, Zwilling, Paul Costelloe and Lost Sheep Coffee has already opened in the newly-constructed site.

Global confectionery giant Haribo is set to join the centre. Picture: Haribo UK
Global confectionery giant Haribo is set to join the centre. Picture: Haribo UK

The Garden of England-themed play area is already in public use, having cost shopping centre bosses £400,000.

Scores of people spent hours queuing for the opening of Krispy Kreme last month, with the first dozen being given a gift bag with various prizes, including branded caps and jackets.

Part of the new extension has already been constructed
Part of the new extension has already been constructed

More announcements are expected in the coming weeks, as the project reaches the final stages of construction.

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