Cotton On’s fun fashion concept Factorie is the latest star in South Africa’s retail constellation. It will soon open at the 75,000sqm super-regional Mall of the North, in Polokwane, Limpopo.
Opening at Mall of the North on November 15, 2012, Factorie is a fresh, fun brand for girls and guys, offering quick fashion-wins that don’t cost a bundle.
Launched in 2007, Factorie now has well over 100 stores throughout Australia and New Zealand. Factorie takes inspiration from the beach to the street and everything in-between. It expounds the carefree lifestyle of friends, music, good times and laughter.
Factorie is among several leading international and local retailers to target Mall of the North and its unique shopper market.
Upmarket Fabiani, the latest brand to join The Foschini Group, will open on the same day as Factorie. Both join stylish October 2012 additions to Mall of the North including Levi’s, 8ta and Skechers.
Mall of the North is jointly owned by JSE-listed Resilient Property Income Fund, Flanagan & Gerard Property Development & Investment, and Moolman Group.
“These leading local and international brands will add even more shopping variety for Mall of the North consumers, furthering its complete, comprehensive shopping experience,” says Johann Kriek of Resilient Property Income Fund.
With less than two years trading since opening in April 2011, Mall of the North’s robust and growing trade continues to garner retail demand.
Mall of the North offers vast retail variety with regular grocery shopping and features a prominent fashion factor. Driving its performance is its excellent retail mix of 180 shops with anchor retailers including Pick n Pay, Checkers, Edgars, Woolworths and Game.
Factorie, and the other excellent new retailers to join Mall of the North, will heighten its shopping experience, raising its popularity even further.
Paul Gerard of Flanagan & Gerard Property Development & Investment explains the continued retailer demand at Mall of the North, combined with its trading success, has prompted the owners to consider several added changes in the future. “Meeting shopper needs and staying abreast of retail trends requires constant monitoring and adaptation.”