This is the latest brand to announce closure of city centre store for Edinburgh St James Centre

Pandora have announced its departure from their Multrees Walk store.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 1:41 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 1:46 pm
An aerial view of how the new St James Centre could look
An aerial view of how the new St James Centre could look

Danish jewellery store Pandora have announced they will close their existing city centre store in favour of the St James Centre.

The store, known for customisable charm bracelets, rings and bracelets, was announced as a new tenant for the St James Centre last week.

However, the business confirmed it will shut its Multrees Walk store once its new location has opened.

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Pandora will shut their Multrees Walk store and move to the St James Centre (Photo: Google)

It means the shop will move to the new development being built less than 100m away from its current location.

A brand spokesman told the Evening News the new store will be a new 'Expression' store, featuring new branding, an engraving station and a charm bar.

It is the second store to confirm its departure after Next confirmed it will leave its Princes Street store for the new shopping centre.

However, H&M were among the brands to confirm it would not close its current Princes Street location.

Boots, O2, Superdrug, Three, Yo! Sushi, and Bank of Scotland said they would not close stores when their new St James locations opened.

Eight new brands announced

A number of brands were announced for the St James centre last week including luxury footwear and handbag retailer Russell & Bromley, sportswear retailers JD Sports, and clothing store Mango.

Pandora meanwhile will have to compete with the jewellers Goldsmiths who will also be joined by a co-branded Breitling and Omega boutique.

Hotel Chocolat, Sunglass Hut, and restaurants Yo! Sushi, Five Guys and @pizza were also revealed as tenants by the Evening News last week.

Other brands confirmed for the centre include Next, H&M, & Other Stories, New Look, Miele, Hackett, Mango, Bershka, Stradivarius, Pull&Bear, The Alchemist, and an expanded John Lewis.

Boots, O2, Superdrug, Three, The Perfume Shop and a Halifax Bank of Scotland will also have space in the new development.

They will sit alongside an Everyman Cinema, a W Hotel, a Roomzzz Aparthotel and several residential flats.