Danish footwear brand Ecco will open its first store in the Northeast at the Intu Metrocentre in Gateshead later this year.
The company has agreed a 10-year lease on a 1,750 sq ft store in the shopping centre, alongside retailers including Phase Eight, H&M Kids and Tessuti.
“Over the past three years, we’ve doubled our number of shops in the UK to more than 40,” said David Butler, UK managing director of Ecco. “We’re delighted now to be opening our first store in the Northeast.
“The design of the new shop will capture our Scandinavian attributes and fit perfectly into the high end surroundings of the Platinum Mall.”