New outlet on the cards after soaraway success
Scribbler bosses search for second Glasgow outlet
A CARD shop’s Glasgow branch has become the most successful outside London since opening just three months ago.
Bosses of Scribbler in Buchanan Street are so impressed they are now looking for another outlet in the city.
The shop is behind only the firm’s stores in London’s King Road and Liverpool Street Station in profitability.
S c r i b b l e r f o u n d e r Jo h n Procter said the shop has exceeded all his expectations.
He said: “We had wanted to open in Glasgow for years and I always thought moving to the city would be a success for us.
“Within the first month it was doing so well it was our third-best performing store in the entire country.
“I knew that the cheeky edge to our cards would be a fantastic match with the Glasgow sense of humour, b u t I c o u l d n ’ t h ave d a r e d hope for this level of success.
“It’s not just that Glasgow has been crying out for the kind of irreverent humour we offer, we’ve also managed to get a fantastic venue.
“Given the reception we have had in Glasgow, we will be looking for further stores in the city. That will be our expansion priority.”
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The £100,000 new Glasgow shop was the second in Scotland, after one in Edinburgh.
L a st ye a r t h e L ive r p o o l Street Station shop had 140 million people going through its doors.
Manager of the Glasgow store Fiona Lynch, 28, from Dennistoun, said: “We are getting a very high footfall and people are buying a lot once they are in the store – people are coming to the tills with bundles of cards in their hands.
“It is such a nice store with a huge range to choose from – you can’t get a selection like t h i s a ny wh e r e e l s e in Glasgow.”
Scribbler opened its first store in 1981 and now has 17 shops around the UK.
It is just the latest retailer to choose Glasgow for a new o u t l e t . As r e p o r t e d i n t h e Evening Times toy shop Hamleys has opened its first flagship branch outside London in the city last month.
Plus exclusive accessories store Folli Follie will join other new shops in the new £100million extension to the St Enoch Centre over the next few weeks.