THISTLES, Stirling has confirmed that Joules will open a new store in the centre on Wednesday, August 15.

Established by Tom Joule nearly three decades ago, Joules presents clothing, footwear and accessories for women, men and children, as well as an expanding range of homewares, toiletries and eyewear collections.

The arrival of this high-profile brand marks another exciting milestone in the retail proposition of Thistles and follows the recent launch of the flagship Boots.

To celebrate the opening, Joules will be giving away a £200 gift card for the first person in the queue on the 15th, £100 gift cards for the next ten and £50 gift cards for the following ten customers.

What’s more, these lucky 30 people will also receive a priority access ticket in advance of the doors opening at 9.30am, allowing them to be first into the new store.

In anticipation of the expected high interest, Thistles will open the Port Street entrance to the centre at 8.30am where customers are being requested to queue.

Joules will also be giving out goody bags to customers on opening day, have live music in the store from the brand’s resident singer Richie P and also have a fantastic 15 per cent off full price product in store from Wednesday, August 15 – Sunday, August 19.

Gary Turnbull, centre director, Thistles, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Joules to Thistles. The brand’s success and growth reflects its popularity.

"Joules will bring a strong product offering which is sure to be well received by shoppers seeking authenticity, innovation, quality and excellent customer service.

"This is another fantastic addition to the centre’s impressive retail proposition.

"We anticipate the Joules gift card giveaway, customer goody bags and live in-store entertainment to be very popular and our advice is to arrive early on the 15th and secure your place.”