Massive UK wide high street expansion for Ayr high street store 1517

Just as hundreds of stores are closing throughout the UK with massive job loses, it's been revealed by the Ayr high street department store that the 1517 brand model is on a UK expansion crusade.


Born on the empty BHS store last year the team struggled and worked their way through many problems that came their way, but their dream and vision never left them.


The 1517 team released plans with passionate ambition and drive to go forward into the UK, giving businesses a new affordable approach to retailing and the customer an exciting quality shopping experience.


The head of 1517 marketing told ADN, we have always believed it's the people who make Ayr and that very same philosophy will be transferred to other towns and city's as we expand.



The lockdown has taught us many lessons, not least how we take simple things for granted, how we missed our friends and loved ones, how we missed a hug, and how we missed to shop!


That simple activity that we took for granted and was taken away, has made us realise the pleasure and social interaction that shopping gives us.


There has to be a realistic balance between high street shopping and the internet, you just can't always press a button.



That's why we are passionate about making your high street shopping to be full of pleasure, fun and quality again, we are a department store with a difference.


We believe in businesses being able to have an affordable home to retail from, that's why our team are working none stop to facilitate the many quality brands that are joining our 1517 high street revolution.


We have national and independent companies knocking on our door as they see the value and excitement of our 1517 brand business model.


For example international company, Pagazzi lighting has been with us since day one and enjoy the fact they can now further develop into other parts of the UK alongside us.


We also believe it's time for retailing to be more community active and to be able to engage the public through entertainment and lifestyle activities.


Our new Fresh-Local & Wild cafe and food hall is about to open with fresh locally supplied produce,

we believe in supporting other local businesses and the result is the tastiest of food, all alongside music and entertainment for the children.



All around the country, we are taking over many of the major department stores that have closed and rebranding them with the 1517 model, creating excitement and positivity for the high street.

We would like to thank the people of Ayr for their support and allowing our dreams to become a reality.



The store list :

Kirkcaldy opening approx 29th August

Worthing opening approx 12th sept

Grimsby opening approx early October

Hartlepool opening October

Harlow opening October

Visit 1517 at

High Street Ayr beside M&S or visit our website www.15-17.co.uk



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