Published: September 27 2012
Calendar Club are set to open their first The Present People store in the Buchanan Galleries shopping centre, Glasgow the weekend of the 29th September, building on their extensive calendar range and including puzzles, games and stocking filler gift ideas.
The Present People stores are set to role out in 10-15 locations across the UK and Ireland from September to November in readiness for the Christmas shopping season. The ‘pop-up’ format may be a recent hit with retailers, charities, cinemas and restaurants, but this is far from a new concept for Calendar Club, who will open over 300 seasonal stores in this, their 15th year on the high street.
As well as bestselling calendars such as X-Factor scream inducers One Direction, eternal pin-up Cliff Richard and family favourite Where’s Wally, other present potentials include the popular board games Logo, Articulate and Million Pound Drop, retro gift gems the Rubiks Cube, lava lamp and the Pin Art 3D image, Where's Wally, Disney, Peppa Pig and Me To You jigsaw puzzles and a seemingly endless choice of stocking fillers. Marbles, silly putty and whoopee cushions will jostle alongside novelty stationery in a substantial range that features up to 1,300 products per store.
Bill Nettelfield, Property Director at Calendar Club explains, ‘The Present People product selection enhances our existing calendar offering as well as giving customers the chance to do as much of their Christmas shopping in the one place as they can.’
Calendar Club opened their first 12 stores in the UK in 1998 and are part of a larger, international group with over 1,000 seasonal stores across the UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The Buchanan Galleries store will open Saturday 29th September on the first floor opposite the Build-a-Bear Workshop.