Bolo cuts a fine figure at Flemingate alongside guest and Philips

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They are BOLO, the Humber-based independent menswear retailer, which is to open a 3,500 sq ft boutique, and local independent jeweller Guest & Philips, who are to open an 880 sq. ft. store.

Two more well-known names from Hull and East Yorkshire’s shopping scene are to join the growing list of retailers taking space in the soon to be opened Flemingate Centre in Beverley.

They are BOLO, the Humber-based independent menswear retailer, which is to open a 3,500 sq ft boutique, and local independent jeweller Guest & Philips, who are to open an 880 sq. ft. store.

The units will be the second location in Beverley for both businesses and will open in October as part of the centre’s first phase. Their established stores will continue to trade as normal.

The announcement was made by the Wykeland Group, developers of the 162,561 sq ft scheme. Managing director Dominic Gibbons said the stores would be “great additions to the Flemingate retail offer”.

Established in 1990, BOLO is a local independent clothing boutique. Operating from two levels, the Flemingate store will stock womenswear on the ground floor, showcasing brands such as Ted Baker, Lisa Jayne Dann, UGG, Barbour, Gestuz, Diva, Cheap Monday, Vivienne Westwood Accessories and Aq Aq. These will be complemented by brands focused on younger customers, including Blonde and Wise, Kelly Ewing, Katie Newsam, Dolly Rocka, Cheap Monday and Have to Love. Also on the ground floor will be an HD brow and make-up concession.

The first floor will be dedicated to menswear, including Armani EA7, Denim Is Everything, Creative Recreation, Boss, Luke, Lyle and Scott, and Barbour, as well as Religion, Pearly King, and Jack and Jones. BOLO’s exclusive Social Junkie label will also be available. The store will require five full-time and five part-time members of staff.

Guest & Philips will introduce a contemporary range of modern jewellery and watches, from brands such as Links of London, Swatch, Uno de 50, Storm and Daniel Wellington.

Dominic Gibbons said:

Both are high quality, premium stores and match our strategy to create a first-class regional shopping and leisure destination. As independents, they offer something different and between them bring to Beverley a very strong line-up of brands.

Paul Wilks, co-founder of BOLO, added:

Flemingate is a great opportunity for us to grow the BOLO brand. It is a high quality destination that is adding something new to Beverley and fits in well with the existing mix of shops and restaurants. We are delighted to be opening and are confident Flemingate will help us to attract an even larger customer base from a much greater area.

Philip Guest, co-owner of Guest & Philips, also said:

Flemingate will have a very strong appeal amongst a broad range of visitors, many of whom will be new visitors to the town. Consequently, we are going to create an offer that complements our existing store, bringing in a range of exciting new brands that are currently unavailable in Beverley.

Other retail and dining brands already secured for Flemingate include H&M, Outfit, The Entertainer, Zizzi’s, Costa Coffee and a 40,000 sq ft concept store for Debenhams. The Centre will also have a 500-space multi-storey car park, an 80-room Premier Inn hotel, and a 6-screen 33,723 sq ft Parkway cinema.

The Guest & Philips unit is subject to planning permission.