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Realm has exchanged contracts with PUMA, Samsonite and Police for the opening of new stores at Scotland’s Livingston Designer Outlet.

Between them, the brands have taken 6,060 square feet of space at the scheme.

Ben Hughes, general manager of PUMA UKI, said: “We are very excited to be entering the outlet market for the first time at Scotland’s largest scheme. The outlet model has seen great success of late and we know this will build upon our already thriving business whilst providing a new retail experience for our customers in Scotland.”

Trading at the centre has significantly increased in comparison with 2019, with total sales up by £2.6 million for 2021. Categories that have performed particularly well include homewares and sportswear where sales have risen by 59% and 36% respectively.

Christine Grace, leasing director at Realm, said: “Realm-managed outlets in the UK have experienced a significant and rapid bounce-back following the reopening of non-essential retail in both 2020 and 2021, and these lettings reflect this success. We have seen growth in sales across many categories, especially as we see social events opening up, consequently having a positive impact on sales in fashion and outdoor areas in particular. Realm continues to proactively find opportunities for retailers in the outlet sector, notably with our recent appointment on Cotswolds Designer Outlet.”

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