Fashion giant Next has opened its doors to shoppers at Gloucester Quays, as the retailer makes its return to the shopping outlet destination following its departure in May 2019, Retail Week can exclusively reveal.

The new 10,441 sq ft space, which opened on April 8, stocks a range of branded products from retailers including Gap, Calvin Klein and Crocs, alongside Next’s own-brand womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, accessories, homeware and beauty ranges.

Next said its return to Gloucester Quays will offer a wider choice to shoppers, as well a range of “high-quality and affordable products across its clearance collections”.

Next follows in the footsteps of other retailers including Timberland which opened its doors at Gloucester Quays in February this year.

Next Gloucester Quays area manager Judi Bowers said of the opening: “It is a great moment for Next to have made its return to Gloucester Quays and we are so excited to be able to showcase our range of high-quality, affordable clothing to a key South West audience.

“We strive to offer something for everyone and feel sure that our new Gloucester Quays location will reflect this.”

Gloucester Quays owner Peel L&P asset director Paul Carter added: “We are thrilled that Next has officially returned to Gloucester Quays, showcasing the destination as a front-runner for retail and outlet shopping within the UK.

“Next has huge renown in retail, so we are proud to have them as part of the tenant mix here, with their high-quality clearance collections guaranteed to be a hit with Gloucester Quays’ visitors.”