Phase Eight Now Open!Show
Freeport Braintree are very excited to annouce a new womenswear retailer, Phase Eight they have joined the wide range of fashion brands at the outlet centre on Charter Way, Braintree.
In addition to the generous discounts of up to 60% off, available on the wide selection of high quality womenswear in the new store, there will also be a range of celebratory offers during the launch. All customers who make a purchase during opening weekend will received a £20 off voucher for their next purchase over £150.
The womenswear retailer’s strength is found in its originality; exclusive designs combined with beautiful fabrics and unique prints with a design philosophy that transcends all ages. The Braintree store is the 404th for the brand and has brought eight new jobs to the centre.
The Phase Eight brand launched in 1979 by Patsy Seddon; a mother of young children who found it increasingly difficult to find practical, affordable clothes that satisfied a sophisticated taste. Designing her own collection, Patsy opened the first Phase Eight boutique in Wandsworth, South London and today the brand has a presence throughout the UK and in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia.
The latest store in Freeport Braintree will make the Phase Eight range of accessible, high quality clothing available at discount prices.
Melanie Ogburn, regional manager, said: “It is a pleasure to have opened a store in Freeport Braintree. Phase Eight continues to develop and expand both its formalwear and casual collections to ensure each customer has a varied choice of product to suit every occasion and there are some fantastic discounts on some really classic pieces that will see the wearer through every life event.”
Centre Manager, Josef O’Sullivan says: “We are delighted to have welcomed the Phase Eight brand and team to Freeport Braintree. As a popular womenswear retailer, Phase Eight further strengthens our brand offering in the centre. Freeport Braintree continues to build strong brand momentum and with over eighty stores we can offer an eclectic mix of high street fashion, gifts, accessories and homeware at the very best prices to our customers.”
Phase Eight joins the impressive group of designer names which the outlet currently houses, including Ted Baker, Karen Millen, Lacoste and high street favourites Next, Marks & Spencers and Nike. Set in a relaxing village environment, Freeport Braintree offers an escape from the stresses of city shopping. With 1,500 free car parking spaces available for all Freeport Braintree shoppers, there are unbeatable bargains with stores offering up to 60% off RRP everyday.
Freeport Braintree Sponsors Colchester ZooShow
AFRICAN ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE TO BENEFIT FROM INITIATIVE
Freeport Braintree, the Essex-based outlet Centre, has engaged with Colchester Zoo, as sponsors of its prestigious Elephant Kingdom.
The enclosure cares for four adult African Elephants - three females and one male - and the zoo also supports an elephant orphanage project in Zambia, through its charity Action for the Wild.
The popular tourist attraction houses Tanya and Zola, who were rescued from Africa in 1985 and have been at Colchester Zoo ever since. Opal and Tembo joined the Zoo in 1998, to begin a breeding programme at the Zoo. Tembo and Tanya successfully bred twice, in 2002 and in 2004.
Freeport Braintree will work closely with Colchester Zoo on a series of interactive events at the Centre to highlight the plight of elephants in Africa, plus promoting the good work the Zoo is doing through Action for the Wild.
With its mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release orphaned elephants into protected reserves, the elephants they look after have become orphans due to the illegal ivory trade. Their goal is to provide a refuge for calves abandoned mostly as a result of poaching and human elephant conflict.
Freeport Braintree recently collaborated with Colchester Zoo to celebrate ‘The Year of the Bear’ at the zoo when they welcomed the bear trailer on Sunday 15th June to the Centre. The road trip invited shoppers to learn about “Free the Bears” a project supported by
Action for the Wild, which works to raise awareness of the threats that bears face in the wild.
Josef O’ Sullivan, Centre Manager at Freeport Braintree, said: “We are extremely delighted to have teamed up with Colchester Zoo and proud to be sponsoring the Elephant Kingdom.
“We will be running a series of elephant-themed events at Freeport Braintree over the next 12 months, where we will also be collecting money for Action for the Wild. We’re confident that our shoppers and the wider community will get behind this important initiative and show their support, not only for these beautiful animals, but for Colchester Zoo also.”
The unique concept of Elephant Kingdom allows the animals the maximum sight, sound and physical contact and has specially designed night stalls, a roped off "safe area" and spacious indoor bull elephant quarters. It comprises large outdoor paddocks where the elephants have access to a waterfall and pool area.
Alex Downing, from Colchester Zoo, said: “We are delighted to have the support of Freeport Braintree. Our aim is to continue to raise awareness of the situation endangered species face and we hope that this new partnership will help more people realise the significance of our breeding programmes.”
Dukes Polo Fashion BlogShow
Dukes Polo Fashion Blog
Check out what our 3 fabulous fashion bloggers thought of Freeport Braintree. They were given 1 and half hours to find their perfect Dukes Polo outfit. They picked up some amazing items and deals from shoes to accessories and dresses to blazers. Click on the links below to access their blogs or check it out on twitter:
Perfect for kidsShow
Perfect for kids
We at Freeport Braintree invited our expert kid’s bloggers to shop the shops of Freeport Braintree for some perfect kid’s outfits. Check out the items they bought with the links below and look out for the ‘Perfect for Kids tags’ in the stores. You can also capture the day on twitter.
Zatchels - Now Open!Show
We are pleased to announce that Zatchels have opened the doors at Freeport Braintree!
Zatchels are the last word in top quality handmade leather satchels. Expert UK craftsmanship goes into each satchel which is handmade especially for you!