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Macquarie Centre bullish on Xmas prospects

macquarie-centreAMP Capital’s Macquarie Centre in Sydney’s northwest is gearing up for an expected increase in shoppers in the next couple of days, announcing extended trading hours in the lead up to Christmas Day, with midnight trading taking place today.

According to data from AMP Capital Shopping Centres, the centre last year experienced a lift in foot traffic of up to 48 per cent during the week leading up to Christmas and the average shopper spent 73 per cent more than the rest of the year.

“We know that the Christmas period is the busiest time of year for our retailers, so we are making every effort to make Christmas shopping fun and entertaining for our loyal shoppers, ensuring they can stay as long as they need to get their Christmas shopping done with ease and enjoyment,” said Kristina Carlsson, Macquarie Centre manager.

“To take the stress out of last-minute Christmas shopping we encourage shoppers to enjoy the initiatives around the centre, and take advantage of our seamless shopping service to avoid lugging bags around, and valet facility to reduce time spent looking for a park.”

Macquarie Centre’s mix of retailers include H&M, Uniqlo, Forever 21, Gap, Sephora and Top Shop (via Myer), anchored by Myer and David Jones and a selection of Australian designers. There is also a selection of retailers for children’s gifts, including Betts Kids, Big W, Cotton On Kids, EB Games, Harry Harthog, Kidstuff, Monnalisa, Riot Art & Craft, Smiggle, Target, Toys & Tales, Typo and Zing Pop Culture.

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