New store has fans of British fashion all abuzz


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  • Monday, 09 Feb 2015

Plenty of style: Models parading in the latest fashion collection by Marks & Spencer during the launch at Gurney Plaza.

BRITISH retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has opened its seventh store in the country at Gurney Plaza in Penang.

Taking up 1,400 sq m of floor space on the new wing’s ground floor, the store is also the first in Malaysia to feature the retailer’s new-look womenswear department.

Shoppers who spend a minimum of RM138 will receive a small reusable shopping bag while those who spend RM188 or above will receive a large reusable shopping bag. This offer is valid while stocks last.

The launch was hosted by Elaine Daly and guests were treated to a fashion show featuring the latest M&S collections.

Its Asia regional director Bruce Findlay said one of the highlights of the store was its lingerie and beauty section.

“We’re proud to have a section here featuring high-end products that come with a lot of technical details.”

He added that the store aimed to continue its growth in Malaysia and Asia.

“This year, we are opening a new store in Ho Chi Minh City and Macau.

“Apart from Penang, we have five M&S stores in Kuala Lumpur and one in Johor Baru,” said Findlay.

M&S general manager Stephanie Chang said the store in Gurney Plaza had the latest designs inlingerie which were even newer than the designs at the store in KLCC.

“We also launch the petite range here which is more suitable for Asians,” said Chang.

The new store also has a 250sq m Food Hall with over 600 food products.

Food lovers will surely enjoy traditional British teatime favourites such as shortbread, jams, English breakfast tea, confectionary, celebration gifts, cookies and savoury snacks.

M&S currently has 450 stores in 59 countries including 150 across Asia.

Also present at the launch was British Deputy High Commissioner Paul Rennie.

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