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Buchanan Galleries brings JOY to the city

Wednesday, 01 August 2012

Unique fashion and lifestyle retailer JOY is opening a brand new store in Glasgow, in a prime location within Buchanan Galleries.

The quirky fashion brand currently has two Edinburgh stores, and thanks to customer demand will be opening their new Glasgow store in mid-August 2012.

JOY caters for men and women supplying handpicked brands, including the company's principal womenswear label Louche. The top fashion retailer also stocks stylish accessories and tongue-in-cheek gifts.

JOY has agreed a 10-year lease on a 2,290 sq ft unit at the top city centre shopping destination, at a rent of £120,000 per annum.

The new store will be located in the atrium and two units are in the process of being merged to accommodate the retailer.

Maureen O'Brien, creative director at JOY, said: "JOY is delighted to be opening a brand new Glasgow store in the city's go-to shopping destination, Buchanan Galleries.

"We have been looking for the right location in Glasgow for some time, keen to take advantage of the impressive retail and rich cultural scene in Scotland's biggest city and are excited to have finally found a prime retail space in Glasgow.

"We believe our product offering is as diverse and exciting as the Glaswegian customer and hope to provide a unique shopping environment that is reflective of our newest Scottish location."

The deal has been welcomed by centre owners Buchanan Partnership - a joint venture between Land Securities and Henderson Global investors.

Speaking on behalf of the partnership, Katherine Armstead, senior portfolio manager for Land Securities, said: "Buchanan Galleries prides itself in having a diverse range of retailers that will appeal to all of our shoppers.

"The arrival of JOY is an exciting addition to the centre and builds on the fantastic fashion offering already available at the centre, giving our shoppers yet another top name to choose from when they visit.

"JOY will be in a prime location within the centre and we are sure it will be popular with our fashion conscious shoppers."

JOY currently has 21 stores across the UK; including two Edinburgh stores in Princes Mall and Ocean Terminal.




Note to editors:


Land Securities is one of theUK's leading real estate investment trusts. Its Scottish portfolio comprises four retail parks and four shopping centres including:

  • Buchanan Galleries inGlasgow(a joint venture with Henderson Global Investors).
  • The Centre and extensive retail warehousing developments inLivingston.
  • Livingston Designer Outlet (joint venture with Morley).
  • Bon Accord-St Nicholas Centre in Aberdeen (joint venture with British Land).
  • Overgate shopping centre,Dundee
  • Kingsway West retail park inDundee.



About Henderson Property                                                                                               

Henderson is a leading property asset manager with around £12.5 billion (as at 31 March 2012) of property funds under management across Europe, Asia and the US. The property team comprises over 200 staff based in offices across Europe, Asia and the US. The company has offices in Beijing, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hartford, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Singapore & Vienna. It also has additional asset management capabilities through a joint venture in Hamburg.


The property business manages pooled and segregated accounts which invest in properties offering core and value-added returns. In addition to investing across all commercial sectors, the property business also manages funds with sector specialist and/or regional themes. Henderson's property business includes a market-leading research capability.




About JOY

Discover a delightful collection of unique women's and men's clothing and accessories, plus an eclectic mix of fun and quirky gifts. JOY inspires and delights by providing a selection of hand-picked, individual brands that you won't find on the high street. JOY is also home to the highly desirable label, Louche- available exclusively at JOY.