Skechers to open third store at Trincity Mall
The country's third Skechers store will open on Friday at Trincity Mall
First Retail Inc, franchise partner for Skechers, a global footwear leader, today announced that they will be opening a third Skechers location in Trinidad at Trincity Mall.
The retail conglomerate, which also represents other international brands such as Aldo, Aeropostale, Bath and Body Works, Victoria’s Secret and Parfois, was in the midst of expansion when the pandemic started.
“We are in unparalleled times, facing difficult decisions daily as we navigate through this global pandemic that has negatively impacted every business throughout our industry,” stated Omar Hadeed, chief executive officer of First Retail Inc via a press release.
“Our priority is the health and safety of our employees and consumers, and we’re taking swift and decisive actions that will ensure Skechers remains a go-to brand as we continue to expand in Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the wider Caribbean. We firmly believe that our customers will look to a brand that they trust to deliver comfort, style, innovation, and value”.
Hadeed further explained that the company experienced strong momentum throughout 2019, which continued into the first two months of 2020.
“This new Skechers Store was scheduled to open in April, but due to the shutdown, we had to obviously delay. This however gave us the opportunity to make the necessary improvements and to adjust the space to accommodate social distancing and adapt to new shopping experiences. This new Skechers Store will be one of the largest in the region, with almost 3,000 Square feet of space and a capacity of over 12,000 pairs with a selection of more than a thousand different styles of footwear”.
He added, “We believe that our momentum since re-opening our stores, is a testament to the strength of our product and brand, not to mentioned our staff, who have all adjusted incredibly well to this new normal and continues to deliver outstanding service through our newly implemented protocols to ensure guidelines are met in these times.”
The new Skechers Store opens this Friday, June 26 at the entrance of the new extension at Trincity Mall. Special offers and discounts will be available all weekend long as they celebrate the grand opening.