DESIGNER shoes and handbags will be available to buy from Peach Place as another independent retailer has been announced for the Wokingham town shopping destination.
Elle Won will be joining national retailer Oliver Bonas, card retailer Clintons Cards and dental practice Perfect Smile.
Elsewhere, a rumour that McDonald’s will be opening has been scotched by the fast food retailer, who confirmed to The Wokingham Paper that they currently aren’t planning to open in the town.
However, next Thursday, Aldi will become the first store to open in the new Elms Field development.
And the news that Elle Won will be expanding into Wokingham has pleased Wokingham Borough Council’s executive member for regeneration, Cllr Charlotte Haitham.
She said: “Peach Place is proving a real hit with local people and I’m very pleased to announce the latest businesses set to open within the town.
“Elle Won will be a fantastic addition to Wokingham with their fabulous range of designer shoes, handbags and accessories. Currently trading from their first branch in Caversham, Elle Won design all their own products with real attention to detail and high quality materials.
“Elle Won also prides themselves on being a responsible brand and donate 5% of their profits to charitable causes.”
She continued: “Local design lovers will also be pleased to welcome national brand Oliver Bonas who will be opening their new store in Peach Street.
“Oliver Bonas are a high street favourite, who pride themselves on their independent outlook, with their fantastic range of fashion, accessories and homewares.
“Their team of designers believe that design has the power to positively affect how people feel and channel this passion into creating great new designs with a fresh look.”
In making her first announcement of retailers since taking over the regeneration portfolio in May, Cllr Haitham Taylor said that the council had always had confidence in Wokingham’s town centre and what it can achieve.
“New businesses like these reinforce this,” she said. “We are already seeing lots more people come to town to visit the new shops at Peach Place and the improved Market Place and there is a real buzz in the air around the town.
“With the new park and destination play area set to open soon Wokingham really is the place to come this summer.”