MARGARET Calderwood used to make a five-hour round trip bus journey to visit her favourite fashion store, Joules, in St Andrews, Fife.
But now she’s delighted as the 65-year-old can now WALK from her home in Renfrew to the newly-opened Joules store at intu Braehead.
Margaret yesterday (Wednesday July 27) queued for more than an hour outside the store in the upper mall to make sure she was the first customer through the doors when the fashion retailer opened at 10am.
Around 50 people were also waiting for the store to open and Margaret was rewarded with a £200 Joules gift card, as the next four customers were given a £100 gift card with a £50 gift card going to the next 15 customers.
Margaret said: “I’m a big fan of Joules and I love the clothes they sell. I’ve been buying from them for years.
“I used to travel by bus to their store in St Andrew’s to buy clothes and outfits because I like their fashion styles and the quality of what they sell.
“It’s amazing they have now opened at intu Braehead because that’s not far from where I live and I can now walk to the centre and visit the Joules store. Since they’re so close I’ll be visiting them more often now.”
The intu Braehead Joules is the company’s second standalone store in Scotland.
Andrea Gray, Chief Retail Officer at Joules said: “We’re excited to be strengthening our presence in Scotland and we know intu Braehead is exactly the right place for us to be.”
Marketing manager at intu Braehead, David Lyon said: “Well done to Margaret for being first customer through the doors of the new Joules store.
“And it’s great to hear she won’t need to make such a trek to visit her favourite fashion retailer.
Joules is a fantastic addition to the wide mix of retail brands we already have at intu Braehead. It will certainly appeal to our style-conscious shoppers.”