Fashion, flair and food

RENOWNED stylist Pam Tamblyn will give out fashion tips at Tweed City Shopping Centre this week to celebrate yesterday's launch of the centre's new fashion mall and food court.

The stylist will show shoppers what is hot in fashion using clothes and accessories from the new and existing retail stores, with sessions planned for tomorrow, Friday and Saturday.

"This will be a great opportunity for people to really get a taste for what is new in fashion at the centre," Tweed City marketing manager Jessica Hitchin said.

With new stores including Colorado shoes and clothing , Footmasters shoes, Rush surf wear, Temt youth fashion, Noni B, Man to Man menswear and Perfume Empire, and the relocation of Wombat, Fashion Fair, Crossroads, Zellows, Suzanne Grae and Millers fashion outlets, Tweed City can now rival shopping centres across the border for its store variety, centre manager Kath Mills said.

"It has been a stressful few weeks bringing this all together," Mrs Mills said yesterday.

"The retailers, customers and staff have been behind it from the start and have helped make it such a success."

The centre is giving away a trip for two to fashion capital New York, with $2000 spending money, to celebrate the new fashion mall, with shoppers spending $50 at a speciality store or $70 at a major outlet eligible to enter.

While not all outlets in the 600-seat food court were open for business yesterday, the full compliment of 10 stores should be open by next month, Mrs Mills said.

Fast food giants McDonalds and Subway, as well as newcomers Sumo Salad and Origin Kebabs were busy yesterday, while fit-outs continued on the KFC, Bucking Bull, Healthy Habits and Chinese Legends stores.

The linkway between the two underground car parks, and another 200 car spaces at the rear of the shopping centre were also opened yesterday. Meanwhile, the western entrance of the centre facing Minjungbal Drive was closed on Monday night and a temporary entrance next to Medicare put in its place to allow for the next stage of redevelopment at the centre.

The new homewares and fashion precinct, due to be completed by early next year, will bring new retailers, including entertainment superstore JB Hi-Fi, Beach Tribe fashion, Jay Jays jeans and Valley Girl youth wear, to the Tweed

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