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Scottish fashion retailer takes The Centre stage

Glasgow, 27 November 2013 - Xile Clothing, the Scottish multi-branded fashion retailer, is set to expand its business with the opening of a new store at The Centre, Livingston.

Jones Lang LaSalle, acting on behalf of Xile Clothing, secured a five year lease for Unit 310 at The Centre, comprising 4,500 sq ft of retail space over ground & first floors.

Founded in 1984, and with three stores already established in Edinburgh, Leith and Glasgow, Xile is forming an increasing presence on the high street, in addition to its successful online store. The retail outlet stocks leading brands including Barbour, Diesel, Farah and Lyle & Scott, and also operates G-Star and Replay stores in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The Centre is Livingston’s primary retail attraction, frequently drawing in shoppers from Edinburgh and Glasgow and reaching footfall of over 14 million shoppers every year. A family-friendly retail and leisure destination, it is home to over 155 shops and restaurants, with easy access by road and rail.

Eric Young & co acted on behalf of the landlord, Land Securities.

David Simmons, Director of Retail Agency for Jones Lang LaSalle, commented: “Following the relocation of Xile Clothing’s Edinburgh store to a new flag-ship on Frederick Street in March of this year, its acquisition of prime retail space at The Centre shows the confidence the business has both in its premium branded offer and also in Livingston as a retail location.

“The Centre is a location that Xile has been considering for a number of years, and with progress on other lettings at the shopping centre in the interim, and some recent signs of improvement in the wider economy, it decided to take advantage of the opportunity that arose.

“It is anticipated that Livingston’s shoppers will welcome the addition of such a high quality independent fashion offer as provided by Xile. The brands offered, such as Lyle & Scott, Barbour, G-Star, Deisel, Luke, and Replay, are very popular at the moment and it is hard to imagine them not proving an excellent draw in the area.”