Republic, the leading fashion retailer, unveiled its eagerly awaited first store in Ireland, in Belfastâ€™s Castle Court shopping centre this week, and today staged an exclusive in-store performance from Olly Murs (X Factor) to celebrate the opening.
This 7500sq ft store opened on Monday and is already proving to be an immensely popular new addition to the Castlecourt shopping centre with top high street brands in-store including Soul Cal, Crafted and Miso plus Firetrap, Diesel, Bench and G-Star. Olly performed 4 tracks in-store including his X Factor audition song, to a huge crowd of eager shoppers, signing autographs and having photos with fans. Olly stated â€˜Iâ€™m a fan of Republic and have shopped at their stores loads in the past, today Iâ€™m wearing one of their new menswear brands, Fabric – Itâ€™s really great to have been asked to perform at the opening here in Belfast and great to see so many people.â€™
Republicâ€™s unique model offers customers a carefully edited selection of â€˜best of seasonâ€™ styles and an extensive denim offering, ensuring only the hottest looks are available. This dynamic retailer prides itself on its extensive fashion ranges, high quality products at unbeatable prices, friendly and knowledgeable retail teams and lively and welcoming in store environment.
Mark Bruce, Regional Manager, commented:
â€œItâ€™s been fantastic having Olly in to open our Belfast store as we wanted to do something really exciting for the first of our stores in Ireland. We plan to take the Republic fascia and experience to the rest of Ireland with a plan to open 4 stores this year. This is a really exciting opportunity for the brandâ€.