British retail giant opens in Cork's Mahon Point

The organisation is a global brand
British retail giant opens in Cork's Mahon Point

Mahon Point Shopping Centre, Cork. Picture: Denis Minihane.

MAHON Point Shopping Centre has had a long-anticipated boost as British retailer Frasers opened its doors this week.

The store is located underneath Sports Direct which also comes under the umbrella of the Frasers Group. 

Starting off as a modest shop in Maidenhead back in 1982, the organisation is now a global brand that includes retailers from GAME to Jack Wills. 

The unit had been left empty after the departure of Debenhams from the Irish market. 

The new Mahon Point outlet will stock clothing and cosmetics, among other luxury items. 

Some of the more well-known brands on offer at the store include Tommy Hilfiger and Jimmy Choo. This will be the second Fraser store in Ireland following on from the opening of store at the Whitewater Shopping Centre in Newbridge in Kildare. Debenhams had also been a former tenant of that centre.

The fashion giant’s introduction to the Irish market follows discussions with animal advocacy organisation Human Society International/UK about plans to phase out fur. 

This has led to them snubbing products featuring the material this season. They joined a host of other brands such as Dolce and Gabbanna, Burberry and Prada to make the fur-free pledge in the bid to obtain more ethically sources items. The group currently has a total of 1,500 stores worldwide.

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