A popular Sutton Coldfield clothing store has relocated to a new base which is ‘more fit for purpose’ and in keeping with ‘modern retailing standards’.
Clive Mark Schoolwear has moved from its Birmingham Road shop in Wylde Green to a new ‘flagship’ store in Boldmere Road full with school uniforms ahead of the 2018/19 academic year and officially opened today.
The new shop, in the former Red Rose Bridal store, has branded attire and kit for 40 schools from the local area.
Explaining the move, Anthony Goatley, MD of Clive Mark, said: “We’ve moved to Boldmere for larger more fit for purpose premises and, geographically, these are better placed to serve the schools which are our customers in the local area.
“The new store layout is more in keeping with modern retailing standards, with a light, airy feel and modern fixtures. The changing room facilities are much improved, providing a better space for parents and children to try on and choose their correct school uniform.”
A number of senior representatives from local schools including Fairfax Academy, Stockland Green School, Sutton Girls Grammar School and John Willmott School will be at the store to see their uniforms displayed and check out next season’s changes on Wednesday (May 2) at a special evening opening event from 3.30pm to 7pm.
And the team responsible for the new look shop will be on site during that time to talk about the new concept, which includes ‘modern and inviting fixtures and fittings and a layout to make the shopping easier and less stressful for children, their parents or guardians’.
Any school that attends, this evenings event can enter a free prize draw to win a £500 voucher to spend on products for their school. The draw will take place at 6pm.
Mr Goatley added: “We’re really excited about our new store in Boldmere and believe we’re taking schoolwear retailing to the next level. We’ve thought about how our customers want to shop for uniform and our aim is to make it a much more pleasant and easier experience. No longer will parents shudder when they see the words ‘back to school’!”