Irish young fashion retailer DV8 opened its first store in Wales this week ahead of wider expansion in the UK.
The menswear and womenswear chain, which has more than 30 stores across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, launched in Cardiff’s St David’s shopping centre on October 26.
The retailer will open its first English store at the end of this month, at the Grand Arcade shopping centre in Wigan.
A spokesman for DV8 said: “There will be a possibility of other sites in the future but DV8 will see how it trades with the two new stores.”
DV8 launched in 1994. As well as its own label it stocks brands including Lipsy, Fred Perry, Criminal Damage and Jack & Jones.
Its new stores will carry a similar product offering to those in Ireland. The retailer will compete in the same market as JD’s Bank chain and Sports Direct-owned Republic.