Retailers are hoping they can stitch up a sizeable upturn in customers when Ballymena hosts its first fashion festival.
Shoppers heading ‘uptown’ in Ballymena on Saturday, April 8 are in for a dedicated day of fashion which will include numerous exciting offers in the town’s popular independent boutiques such as 31 at Greenvale Street, Marmalade and Primrose, a fashion show at Fairhill Shopping Centre, discounts and spot prizes in McKillens Shoe Shop, as well as fashionista cocktails in the Front Page Bar and an afternoon tea with a fashionable twist in the Adair Arms Hotel.
In addition, Camerons, The Tower Centre, Wallace’s, Bluebird, Peacocks and Outdoor Adventure will also be offering fashion tips and great offers throughout the day for the whole family. In preparation for the big fashion event, Chocoa is hosting a Friday evening Fashion Tea on April 7. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for further details.
Ballymena BID manager Alison Moore commented; “e.
“Ballymena is certainly becoming a fashion hot spot and the day promises to be filled with events and offers that should appeal to all ages.”
“So whether you wish to purchase something special for a particular occasion or need a few additions to your wardrobe, or chill with a Grace Kelly cocktail in The Front Page, come along to what will be an exciting and unique event in Ballymena’s town centre. Check out Ballymena Means on Facebook and www.ballymenameans.com for full details.
Saturday April8: -
Fairhill Shopping Centre Fashion Show 1pm – 3pm; Remus Uomo, Fairhill, Buy two shirts and receive a third free; Tommy Hilfiger, Fairhill, Discounts throughout the day.
Marmalade, Dresses and Daiquiris.
Camerons, Style Pod .
Adair Arms, Afternoon Tea with a Fashionable Twist, booking essential £12.50 per person 2pm - 5pm .
Primrose Boutique, Exclusive discount on the day including lucky dip with up to 30% off, pink fizz too.
Tower Centre, £100 gift voucher for winner of Best Dressed Shopper social media competition Sam’s Yard, Tower Centre, Buy any suit and receive a shirt and tie for free Bluebird, Discount throughout the day on children’s and babies’ clothing
Wallace’s, Free shoes with every man’s suit purchased (excludes suits already discounted), Plus 10% off all Ladies fashions and footwear when you spend £60 or more
McKillens Shoe Shop, £500 worth of vouchers in spot prizes throughout the day
Front Page Bar, Fashionista Cocktails from 11.30am to close
Middletown Coffee, 10% off Bradley Mountain range for any customer
31 at Greenvale Street, a glass of Prosecco
Peacocks, spend over £35 on full price items and receive £5 off
With a spring in their step, models Alison Clarke and Leanne McDowell showcase a selection of the gorgeous fashion from local retailers Marmalade Boutique and Camerons.