Published: 16:05, 03 October 2021
| Updated: 08:44, 04 October 2021
High-end fashion brand Russell & Bromley will open a store at the Ashford Designer Outlet later this month.
The luxury shoe and handbag retailer will welcome shoppers from Thursday, October 14.
It is taking a spot in the centre's £90m extension between clothing brands Karl Lagerfeld and Tommy Hilfiger.
The shop will be the fourth store the company has opened in Kent, alongside sites in Bluewater, Canterbury and Tunbridge Wells.
The expansion of the Outlet, which was completed in November 2019, has been built on the site of the former foodcourt.
In the summer, site operator McArthurGlen gained permission to widen sections of the original walkway in the original centre and install six glass-sided kiosks.
Chiefs say the aim of the units is to replace the existing food vans and temporary structures that were installed during construction of the extension and have remained in place.
It is not known whether the tenants currently in the temporary structures – including American doughnut chain Krispy Kreme – will move into the glass-sided structures.
But the Designer Outlet says it is in no rush to build the kiosks after Ashford Borough Council approved construction of the units last month.
“We can confirm the planning application submitted has been granted by ABC," an Outlet spokesman said.
"While there are no immediate plans to undertake the works, we are committed to creating the very best shopping and leisure experience for centre guests, with new brand partners joining the Outlet over the next few months and into 2022."