Exciting times as three new shops open at Lakeside

General / Wed 2nd Aug 2023 at 02:18pm

GET ready for a shopping extravaganza as Lakeside Shopping Centre welcomes the highly anticipated arrival of not one, but three new retailers in one week – set to elevate the shopping experience for visitors. 

Moda in Pelle, the fashion-forward shoe brand, opened its doors on the 26 of July, followed by MINISO, the design-led lifestyle store and this Friday (27) saw the opening of the new Starbucks.

Moda in Pelle: With a legacy spanning over 45 years, Moda in Pelle, which means ‘fashion in leather’ in Italian, has been crafting beautiful shoes designed in-house with the utmost comfort in mind. Their new spring-summer collection promises a stunning array of glamorous sandals, court shoes, and flats, meticulously crafted to the highest standard and offered at affordable prices. Jacob Snell, Head of Retail at Moda in Pelle, expressed his excitement about the Lakeside opening, emphasizing the brand’s commitment to providing a memorable and enjoyable shopping experience.

MINISO will welcome the 20th store of MINISO portfolio, the renowned design-led lifestyle retail store that caters to all family members. With an impressive range of high-quality and innovative products spanning toys, tech, stationery, accessories, homeware, food, health, and beauty, MINISO is set to captivate shoppers of all ages. The grand opening will be celebrated with a Meet and Greet with MINISO’s beloved mascot PenPen, a high-energy drumming performance, and exclusive gifts for the first 200 customers.

Saad Usman, COO at MINISO UK, expressed his enthusiasm for the Lakeside opening, stating that this store will play a crucial role in expanding their footprint in the UK. The brand’s commitment to revitalizing the retail industry is reflected not just in their investment in the store but also in the creation of 10-15 new local jobs.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled about the arrival of Moda in Pelle, MINISO and the new Starbucks at Lakeside Shopping Centre. These fantastic additions further reinforce our commitment to offering a diverse and exceptional shopping experience for our visitors. Lakeside continues to evolve, and we eagerly anticipate welcoming everyone to experience the excitement these retailers bring to our centre.” Said Howard Oldstein, Centre Director at Lakeside.

About Moda in Pelle:

Founded in 1975, Moda in Pelle has been a leading name in the fashion industry, providing stylish and comfortable footwear for over four decades. With over 40 retail stores and concessions across the UK, along with a strong online presence and independent stockists, Moda in Pelle continues to be a sought-after brand for fashion-conscious shoppers. To learn more, visit www.modainpelle.com.


MINISO Group is a global lifestyle retailer that offers a diverse range of design-led lifestyle products. With over 5,100 stores worldwide, MINISO has established itself as a globally recognized retail brand, delighting shoppers with its aesthetically pleasing designs, quality, and affordability. For more information about MINISO UK, please contact Sarah Gill, Head of Marketing, at [email protected].

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3 Comments for Exciting times as three new shops open at Lakeside:

2023-08-03 09:23:01

Wow! What's this got to do with Harlow?

2023-08-03 09:23:46

Wow! But what's this got to do with Harlow?

2024-02-02 22:11:48

I might be interested if it was easier to get from Harlow to Lakeside via public transport…

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