Maitland will have its own fashion mecca when the newly redeveloped Stockland Green Hills shopping centre celebrates its grand opening this Thursday.
Among the 50 new retailers to open their doors are high-end brands including Tigerlily, Seed, Decjuba and David Jones.
“With so many new brands and retailers, Stockland Green Hills has been transformed into a premier fashion hub that is on par with any leading metro-city shopping centre in the country,” Stockland project director Peter Hugh said.
“We’ve listened to the local community and are excited to bring some of the best Australian and international names in fashion to the area.”
Stockland Green Hills lead fashion stylist Kimberly Gardner said with so many new stores, staying on trend as the weather gets cooler has never been easier.
“It’s all about transitional fashion in early autumn,” Ms Gardner said.
“A new blazer or cardigan in one of season’s ‘it’ colours like red, pink, orange or yellow, worn with your favourite jeans and a crisp white t-shirt or a great little dress with boots and a denim jacket will instantly refresh your look and keep you comfortable as we head into the cooler months.
“And don’t underestimate what a new lippy can do to boost your confidence and refresh your style. Often, it’s the little touches that have the biggest impact.”
David Jones is the “crown jewel” of the new-look Green Hills which will feature fashion for women, men and kids, beauty, home and food.
Brands available at the store include Seed, SABA, MINKPINK, Country Road and Witchery, as well as an extensive cosmetic section with brands such as MAC, Dermalogica, Clinique and Estee Lauder and for home Smeg, Le Creuset and Royal Doulton.
Also leading the charge for cosmetics will be Mecca Maxima, a one-stop beauty destination that combines the latest makeup brands, trends and expertise.
Beauty buffs will find renowned brands like Smashbox, Too Faced, Nars, Hourglass, Bobbi Brown, BareMinerals, Origins, Clarisonic and many more.
To celebrate the arrival of the fashion-forward retailers, there will be a whole host of activities across the grand opening weekend.
The first is ‘A Night of Fashion ‘ on Thursday hosted by media personalities Anna Heinrich and Tim Robards from The Bachelor season one. Guests will enjoy a preview of the autumn winter trends from centre retailers curated by fashion stylist Kimberly Gardner.
There will also be VIP fashion tours on Saturday and Sunday, where trendsetters can sign up for a unique experience that will include a sneak peek at of the latest fashion, personalised tour of the new Green Hills fashion retailers and a complimentary glass of wine.
There will be a huge promotion at Mecca Maxima where shoppers who spend over $85 on March 22 will have a chance to win prizes from brands such as Nars, Too Faces, Glam Glow and Urban Decay. There will be more than $40,000 worth of prizes to be won.
Between March 22-25 shoppers who spend $150 or more will received a personalised leather phone case by the monogramming experts at The Daily Edited valued at $50.
For information visit www.stockland.com.au/greenhills.