Sara K

The soft launch of East Shopping Centre

Sara K
East Shopping Centre, Green Street

It's always good to keep an eye on our UK Asian high street for any new fashion and latest UK Asian fashion news. Plus some of you may know l like to share affordable fashion available to us. As a result, l headed out to well-known Asian high street in East London, Green Street for the soft-launch of a new Asian shopping Centre. 

Yes, East Shopping Centre is one of it's kind, it's not a mall or a bazaar but a sparkly modern building with various Asian shops inside. 

In true Asian style, the soft launch featured a live DJ and dhol players at the entrance. 

After walking in it, genuinely reminded me of a western style shopping centre and l was filled with delight. Finally, the UK have an Asian shopping centre to be proud of.

Also, it was nice to see a variety of Asian clothes from everyday fashion to semi-formal in a clean and professional atmosphere.

Approximately 20% of shops were still closed as some brands had not moved but it didn't matter as the grand launch being in 5 weeks anyway. From the shops that were open, they consisted of party wear, bridal, casual, kids wear, accessories and modest Islamic wear.

And it didn't stop there; if you were tired you could just pop to the end of the shopping centre for refreshments, food or just a coffee with free WiFi! Finally, an Asian establishment that understands the need of free WiFi. 

People starting heaving in the late afternoon as l saw about to leave, luckily l got in early and left to go to another event before the rush. 

Thanks to East Shopping Centre and Bliss PR for keeping me informed and a great service when l arrived. See you in 5 weeks when l can come all equipped with my Canon ;)

UPDATE April 2015 - Read my blog about the full launch of East Shopping Centre >

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