THERE is a certain attractive je ne sais quoi about the Tweedmill located in St Asaph.
The Shopping Outlet has a winning smile which at the moment may be best known to its regulars, but it is there - desperate to beam out.
The shopping centre has every reason to smile; the family business is to celebrate its 20th anniversary in June, it has just undergone a £4.5m massive refit and expansion plus it has everything shoppers of all ages could possibly want all under one roof including some impressive designer brands; Jacques-Vert, Windsmoor, Planet, Eastex, Dash, Precis and Minuet for the ladies and for the men, brands such as Blend, JP Cole, Vedoneire, Skopes, Strength & Honour and Morley by Wolsey - makes only usually acquired by going on a trip further afield.
The shopping experience itself is something not be ignored; customers will see the same faces in the departments, meaning that the staff know their stock and brands inside out.
There are large mirrors, relaxing music plays in the background enhancing the browsing experience and the outlet also has the brilliant gift of space.
Since the refit, the shopping area has doubled to 50,000sq ft and with all that extra room, brands have really been given the chance to shine including the hundreds of new brands that have joined the fold, bound to be of appeal to the younger clientele.
The shopping outlet is a hub for hats galore; there is a riot of bright colours, theatrical fascinators and larger-than-life hats, all perfect buys for a trip to the races or a wedding, there is also plenty of arm candy to purchase in the shape of handbags.
As many women know, getting the right bag is a vital part of getting an outfit right and with the outlet housing so many leading names - they can guarantee that they have a bag to complement any outfit.
The outlet also homes a new men and ladies outdoor and casual department which is located on the 1st floor - brands include Polaris, Ushiwear, Brakeburn, Henry Hunt, Tog 25, Regatta, Trespass and Murphy, just to name a few.
As well as fashion, fashion and fashion, there is homewear, a cookshop, furnishings (including Elcon Fitted furniture), footwear, gifts and cards, luggage and restaurant, there are also specialists shops including a travel agents, The Cutting Mill (hairdresser), Mill Computer Care which offers repairs, data recovery, file transfers and custom built computers, there is a village tailors, a massage clinic and a sewing shop - meaning customers can literally have a garment altered or patched up whilst they shop!
As well as bringing in new brands, extra services and new outlets, the Tweedmill’s massive expansion has also brought the creation of jobs; there are now 150 staff members, 50 per cent who are welsh speaking.
The shopping centre is easily accessible by public transport, there is bus from Rhyl which stop just outside the entrance, it is also very easily of accessible from the A55 and there is free parking for up to 350 cars.
The launch of the Tweedmill’s expansion ties in with the shopping centre’s significant milestone and an official opening has been arranged for June, 20.
It is also another excuse for the outlet to carry out even further developments! These are already in full swing and include a coffeehouse, a local Denbigh butcher and even a charity garden centre.
The Tweedmill shopping outlet is open from Monday to Saturday, 9.30am until 6pm and Sunday 10.30am until 4.30pm (browsing time 10am until 10.30am).
For more information pay the outlet a visit! Telephone 01745 730 072 or visit their website http://visit.tweedmill.co.uk. The outlet is also avaliable on Facebook, search The Tweedmill Shopping Outlet.