Bromley is a great destination for shopping due to it’s excellent transport links and it’s wide range of brands that are positioned in this busy town and borough. In our Bromley shopping section we will be building a unique webpage for each of the large brands in the borough detailing their products and services, opening hours, info and contact details.
Opened in 1991 and owned by Capital Shopping Centres, who run fourteen UK shopping destinations, The Glades Shopping Centre plays a leading role in Bromley’s retail market with over 140 shops and stores incorporated under one roof. As well as anchor stores such as Marks and Spencer, Boots and Debenhams, there are many High Street shops within the centre including Barretts, Game, Disney Store, H&M, Superdrug and Waterstones. The Glades also includes Regent Arcade, an avenue of small boutique shops which also includes hair salon Unique Hair and award winning Cafe Giardino Pronto where a vast range of fast foods from breakfasts and pastries to sandwiches, baked potatoes, salads and pasta dishes are served. The Glades also houses important names in fashion retailers such as Zara, Karen Millen, Hobbs and Jacques Vert along with TM Lewin, Cecil Gee, the Original Levi’s Store and Massimo Dutti who was awarded a Retailer Excellence Award for Best Merchandised Store in 2010. The Glades boasts big High Street names as well as the smaller independent stores with something to suit every age group.
Wallis, a British women’s clothing retailer and a subsidiary of the Arcadia Group, one of the many companies under ownership of British retailing icon Philip Green is located in the Market Square. Wallis has been part of the town’s fashion scene for decades and specialises in creating up to the minute fashion which includes ranges such as the Petite range as well as a premium range named Limited Edition which was introduced in 2006. Wallis also works hand in hand with Cancer Research UK and in order to raise funds for the charity, a charm bracelet was launched in 2005 and charm necklace in 2007 both designed by international designers and celebrities such as Kate Moss and Scarlett Johansson.
Sage, also situated in Bromley’s Market Square is a leading menswear fashion retailer that focuses on contemporary and iconic cutting edge brands such as Armani, Diesel, Hugo Boss and Ralph Lauren. Sage offers desirable collections of high quality and also boasts designers such as Vivienne Westwood with her edgy, imaginative and exclusive range of t-shirts, knitwear and jeans, Bolangaro Trevor’s ‘vintage inspired future classics’ as well as True Religion Brand Jeans who have distinguished themselves as a leader in the high-end denim market.
Primark is now situated at the premises of the former Alders departmental store and is considered to be the second largest Primark store in England. Clothing retailer Primark is renowned for selling clothes at the budget end of the market and the company’s success has been based on sourcing cheap supplies, using simple designs and fabrics, making them in the more popular sizes and buying stock in vast bulks and varieties. This particular branch has excelled with an excellent range of products that are spaciously laid out over three floors as well as the obligatory customer services department designed for refunds and queries.
The splendid menswear retailers Unique, is tucked away at the very top of the High Street and boasts iconic brands such as Addict, Daniele Alessandrini, Fila Vintage, Franklin Marshall, H by Hudson, Jeffery West, Lacoste, Luke 1977, Lyle and Scott, Modern Amusement, Nicole Farhi, Penguin, Renzo Favero, Schmoove as well as the legendary clothing label Barbour. Opened in 2001, Unique started as a family based business, however, in the last decade, the company has since established itself as one of the top leading men’s designer clothing websites and retail stores.
Further down the High Street occupying the pedestrianised part of the town are fashion retailers such as Next, Dorothy Perkins, Oasis, Mango and Monsoon along with WH Smiths the stationers which now houses the main Post Office on its upper floor.
Legendary Russell and Bromley of shoe and handbag fame can be located in the middle of the High Street with its business headquarters still based in Farwig Lane. Russell and Bromley has remained under the control of the Bromley Family since its creation over 120 years ago.
Established in the 1930s as a single shop, Greggs, is now the largest specialist retail bakery chain in the United Kingdom. Famous for its freshly baked savouries it now occupies two premises, each at either end of the High Street.
There is a lively and energetic air to Bromley when the Arts and Crafts Market arrives on Fridays and Saturdays as too does the Farmer’s Market on Fridays which sells wonderful locally sourced produce. Very occasionally there is a Continental Market which sells a number of speciality goods from Europe.
Bromley offers the very ultimate in shopping where almost anything can be bought whether it be a fine Montblanc fountain pen or a roll of fabric from the Bromley Charter Market located in Station Road. The town of Bromley is renowned for its excellent shopping facilities, so much so, it is now classed as one of the most popular shopping venues in the South East.