The retailer joins other new tenants at the retail and lifestyle precinct, which is currently undergoing a $25 million redevelopment.
Stage one of the project is expected to be completed by November. Australia Fair owner YFG Shopping Centres has engaged Hutchinson Builders to carry out the 13-month project, which includes a major expansion and makeover of Coles and an upgrade of the centre’s Scarborough Street facade.
Australia Fair’s exterior is also getting a facelift, to create a contemporary facade for the retail, dining and entertainment complex, with the structure to feature lighting and fresh signage bearing the centre’s new branding.
Other new tenants joining Australia Fair’s retail offering who have recently opened at the centre include, Ted Ross, U Grill, Joy Stylist and Green Valley Butcher. Brazilian restaurant and bar The Grill House, Vintage Grind, Stella Saigon Street Food, Chikar, Wrap and Roll and LiquorLand are also set to open their doors over the next few months, while several existing traders are relocating or undergoing a fresh fit-out.
Meanwhile Colette’s opening adds to its over 160 stores worldwide.
The retailer announced it will have new collections dropping weekly and will feature handbags and jewellery.
Ramon Otten, Australia Fair general manager, said the “highly anticipated” store opening would enhance the centre’s offering for shoppers, as upgrades to the ground floor continue to modernise the mall and its exterior.
“We are delighted to welcome Colette by Colette Hayman to Australia Fair, and expect this internationally successful brand to be very popular with our young and fashion-conscious demographic,” Otten said.
“Colette by Colette Hayman is known for fun, stylish and affordable handbags and accessories for all occasions, which we feel makes the brand a fresh and exciting addition to the expanding retail offering of our new-look centre,” he said.
Otten added it was “gratifying” to see the centre’s transformation take place, with a view to opening ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, held on the Gold Coast.
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